Million nee O, Mamie May

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Friday, August 15, 2014

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
Arthritis Foundation or American Diabetes Association


Mamie May Million of St. Clair, MO departed this life in Washington, MO, on August 12, 2014, having reached the age of eighty-eight years, three months and twenty days. Mamie was born in East St. Louis, IL, on April 23, 1926, daughter of John Edward O達rien and Mayme May O達rien nee Rettig. On May 19, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clifford Harold Million and six children came to bless this union.

Mamie is survived by two sons, Ronald Million and wife, Diann, of Rolla, MO and Edward Million of Bonne Terre, MO; by four daughters, Mayme Hemphill of Stonewall, LA, Carol Phillips and husband, Bill, of St. Clair, MO, Nancy Pope Johnson and husband, Larry, of St. Clair and Brenda Million of St. Clair; by thirteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mayme O達rien; by her husband, Clifford Million; by her son-in-law, Ricky Pope; by one great-great-grandchild, Callie Brooke Beason; by four brothers, Bob Walsh, and John, Frank and Michael O達rien; and by two sisters, Kathryn O達rien and Julia Thorn.

Mamie was a Christian of the Baptist faith, believing in the Lord as her Savior. During her working years, she was employed in the shoe manufacturing industry, having worked at both International Shoe Company in St. Clair, MO and Wolff Shoe Company in Union, MO. She was an active lady, staying busy caring for her home and family. She had enjoyed cooking and gardening in her younger years. In recent years, she enjoyed working cross word puzzles, feeding the hummingbirds and watching her favorites on television. She was fond of her little Chihuahua 釘ruiser and he was her constant companion. Nothing made Mamie happier than when she was surrounded by her grandchildren, as each of them held a special place in her heart.

A sweet and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Glenn Hammond officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.