Leverna 'Yvonne' Milliken
1928 - 2021
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 Union St
Shinglehouse, PA
Leverna 'Yvonne' Milliken, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. - Leverna "Yvonne" Milliken, 92, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 13, 2021) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Born Saturday, Dec. 15, 1928, in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Leverne and Eva M. Foote Howard. On July 1, 1951, at her family home in Shinglehouse, she married Richard L. "Rich" Milliken, who passed away March 7, 2007.

Yvonne was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at the former Acme Electric in Cuba, N.Y., and later was employed in the cafeteria at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse. She, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Milliken's Auto Parts, in Shinglehouse, retiring in 1998.

Yvonne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She loved to play Bingo. She enjoyed keeping her lawn looking beautiful. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a daughter, Yvette J. (Jerry) Ebeling of Shinglehouse; three sons, Richard L. "Rick" (Cathy) Milliken, Randy M. (Kim) Milliken and Robert V. "Bob" (Marjorie) Milliken, all of Shinglehouse; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine "Ella" Howard of Shinglehouse; a sister-in-law, Cecelia "Pud" Howard of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Yvonne was predeceased by two sisters, Aola Maxson and Jacqueline "Jackie" Dietze; and four brothers, Virgil Howard, Henry "Hank" Howard, Vincent "Vince" Howard and Leonard "Joe" Howard.

Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with Pastor Clint Pearsall, interim pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

Yvonne's family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Yvonne, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published by Olean Times Herald on Oct. 16, 2021.
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