Mildred Neola Lopez, 81, of Ollie, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Keokuk County Health Center.
Mildred was born March 6, 1932, in What Cheer, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth Ulin Andeway. She graduated from Ollie Consolidated High School in 1950. Following graduation, Millie moved to Davenport and worked retail. She managed Three Sisters dress shop in Davenport. Millie was united in marriage to Joseph R. Lopez, April 16, 1952, in Davenport. Together, she and her husband opened a Bridal Shop called Joelle's Bridal in Davenport, which they managed for approximately 8 years. Following this, she and her husband moved to the Ollie area. Millie raised poultry, managed a Hy-Vee Deli for 25 years, was retired for 5 years and then worked for Wal-Mart for 12 years retiring again in 2010. Millie enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, puzzles, flowers and plants, but her true love was her family. She was a member of the Ollie Baptist Church, the Baptist Sewing Club, and the I'll Be Seeing You Club.
Millie is survived by her son; John Lopez (Marcia), of Prole; two brothers, Leonard (Chloe) Andeway, of Richland, and Richard (Janet) Andeway, of Ollie; four sisters, Donna Clingan, of Sigourney, Judy (Garry) Deitrich, of Ollie, Linda (John) Courtney, of Libertyville, and Vicki (George) Husk, of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter; Melissa Lopez, and two brothers: Gilbert and Allen Andeway.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation began Monday after 1 p.m. at the Fremont Funeral Chapel and the family was present at the funeral chapel from 5 - 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church or to Hospice of Keokuk County.
Fremont Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.