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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mildred P. Eliker (October 5, 2010)

Mildred P. (McKee) Laird Eliker, 101, of Greenville, passed away on October 5, 2010 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Mildred was born in Franklin County, Indiana on August 21, 1909 to Clifford and Opha (Conrey) McKee.

Mildred was a member of the West Manchester United Church of Christ. She was a mother, homemaker and worked on a dairy farm with her husband. Mildred also worked at FRAM in Greenville and the Richmond Baking Company. She enjoyed her family, playing cards, reading, cross-stitching, gardening and her flowers.

In addition to her parents, Mildred is preceded in death by her first husband, Roy “Dick” Laird; second husband, Rollin Eliker; and a brother, Forrest McKee.

Mildred is survived by a son, Ronald E. (LeeAnn) Laird of Sebring, Florida; a daughter, Carole A. (Jack) Coblentz of New Madison, Ohio; a granddaughter, Chanda R. (Philip) Nichols of Columbus, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Ashlyn Nichols; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. directly after the visitation with the Rev. Bob Bitner being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Monroe Twp. Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the West Manchester United Church of Christ or the charity of their choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at  Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.