She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Carey, the daughter of Paul and Lulu (Garn) Kromer. She married Eugene J. Kin May 1, 1943, and he preceded her in death Feb.
Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn R. (Ken) Studer of Tiro, five sons, Garry E. (Donna) Kin of Tiffin, Daniel (Linda) Kin of Carey, David "Kirby" W. (Barb) Kin of Bellefountaine, Bro. Randall P. Kin of Carey, and Joseph "Fritz" (Laura Ketter) Kin of Carey; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Jacob of Carey; and a brother, Richard Kromer of Bacliff, Texas.
Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, Norman, Robert and Duane; four sisters, Rita Kinn, Maxine Welly, Janet Boes and Katie Yingling; and two grandsons, Joshua Heydinger and Colin Studer.
First and foremost, Millie was a homemaker. She was unwaveringly proud of her six children and their families. She also served as the postmistress of the Kirby post office for many years, worked at United Aircraft Products in Forest, Roger's Jewelry Store in Upper Sandusky, and drove a taxi during World War II.
Millie had a great sense of humor and loved spending time with her family. A keen bingo player, Millie continued to compete fiercely while at Birchaven. She also enjoyed playing cards, bowling and found Wii bowling later in life. She never missed The Price is Right, Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy. She kept up on current events by reading multiple papers every day. She loved her birds, flowers and pets.
She was a thoroughly grateful and optimistic soul. The light she brought to the lives of family and friends was a rare blessing.
Millie was a parishioner of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation and the Rosary Altar Society. And was a member of the American Legion Post No. 344 Auxiliary in Carey.
Family and friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, where a rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.
Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 5 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation, with the Rev. Vince Petersen OFM Conv. officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the O.L.C. Retreat House, Bridge Home Health and Hospice, or My Very Own Blanket in care of Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visting www.StombaughBatton.com.