Millie K. Hathorn
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Funeral Services for Millie K. Hathorn will be held at 10:00 a.m on Monday, July, 14, 2014, with Rev. T.J. Harkness officiating in the chapel of John Kramer & Son. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the funeral home.
Millie transitioned peacefully from this life on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was at home where she wanted to be surrounded by her beautiful hay fields. Her daughter Karen was at her bedside.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, Conley D. Hathorn; her parents, Filip and Petronila Kubes; brother, Chester Kubes.
A child of Czech immigrants, Millie grew up on a farm in Libuse, where she learned the meaning of hard work which she instilled in all her three children. Millie could speak fluent Czech. Millie loved her country life including gardening, sewing, making beautiful quilts, raising cattle and above all getting on her John Deere and bush hogging.
After high school, Millie went to business college and became part of the work force, retiring as contract analyst with Tenneco. Millie was a member of First Baptist Church, Lecompte.
Millie married Conley D. Hathorn on May 27, 1950, and together they had three children; Karen A. Davis (John T.) of Shalimar, FL, Conley D. Hathorn (Tina) United Arab Emirates and James P. Hathorn (Kelly) of Orlando, FL. She had seven grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart. She was proud of their accomplishments and would brag just a little to anyone who would listen.
A member of the greatest generation, Millie was fiercely independent and did not give up easily. She instructed her daughter before her death that she did not want "a lot of crying" at her funeral but that she was ready to go to her heavenly home.
Millie is survived by her three children and seven grandchildren: Taylor Annese, Jessica, Reece, Christopher, Rachel, Dana and James Conley. She is also survived by her beloved sister-in-law, Jean Kubes of Quitman, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Philip Kubes, Robert Kubes, James Conley Hathorn, Christopher Lee Hathorn, Conley Reece Hathorn, and Mike Lofton.
The family would like to thank all of mother's caregivers who were so kind, gentle and protective. A special thanks to Bebe, Trish, Jeanine and the Latanier cousins, the nurses at Four Rivers Home Health and all the staff at Journey Hospice who cared for our mother during her last few days. Thanks also to Dr. Slaughter and his staff.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center (www.mdanderson.org) or Louisiana Baptist Children's Home. (www.lbch.org)
To extend online notes of condolences to the Hathorn family, please visit www.kramerfunerals.com.
Kramer Funeral Home
2905 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Published in The Town Talk on July 11, 2014