MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 17, 2013

Donna Rae Mills

1949 - 2013


— Donna Rae Mills 63, passed from this life Friday, March 15th 2013 after a 9 month battle with cancer.

Donna was born November 6, 1949 in Fort Smith, AR, the daughter of Robert Megehee and Clara (Ponton) Megehee.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Ilene Carlile, Paula Nelms and Peggy Arnet; and brother, Charles Megehee.

Donna is survived by husband, Clarence Mills of Oktaha; one daughter, Carol Williams of Muskogee; three sons, John Mills and wife, Susan, of Muskogee, Robert and wife, Vickie, of Oklahoma City, Victor and wife, Susan of Muskogee; two sisters, Jackie Respess and husband, Ken, of Equality, AL, Lisa Adams and husband, Jerry, of St. Matthews, SC; two brothers, David Fowler and wife, Pat, and Floyd Megehee both of Ft. Smith AR, 11 grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Services for Donna Rae Mills will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Wendell Cox officiating. Pallbearers are John Mills, Alic Mills, Chris Mills, Robbie Mills, Scott Slape, and Bobby Herriman. Honorary pallbearers are Howard Turner, Herman Capps, Robert Mills, Ron Slape, Victor Mills, David Fowler, and J. B. Herriman.

After marrying the love of her life, Clarence Mills in April of 1979, Donna moved to Muskogee, OK and continued her career as a waitress, a job that she truly enjoyed for over 30 years. She worked in the restaurant inside the “Old” Holiday Inn for over 12 years, and completed her career working in the “Tea Room” at I’m A Basket Case before having both knees replaced to correct the damage caused from a long career on her feet. After retiring she enjoyed talking to, and spending time with family and friends, going on vacations with her two sisters every year, and helping her old customers whenever she was shopping or around town. With a sharp mind, a quick wit, and a huge heart, Donna had an effect on almost everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her, and touched the hearts of her friends and family.

Donna and her family received the devastating news that she had late stage cancer in 2012. Two words explain a lot more than a paragraph ever will, “CANCER SUCKS”.

The Mills family would like to say “Thank You So Much” to the staff of Hope Hospice, for their compassion, and the gentle care they gave Donna, and the support they gave the family during a very tough time.