Shirley Dean Blake Millard, 81, of Alburnett, Iowa, and formerly of Elkton,KY went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2020, after an extended illness.. Services will be Thursday June 18, 2020 11:00a.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton, Kentucky with Rev. Rodney Skipworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Todd County. Visitation will be Wednesday June 17, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Latham Funeral Home.
Shirley was born on June 19, 1938, to the late Riley and Mae Borders in Clifty, Kentucky. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Clifty, Kentucky for 35 years and was an active member of the Alburnett Christian Church. Loving to give back to the community, Shirley volunteered with the Cancer Society and the Alburnett Historical Society. She enjoyed activities as a member of the AACA car club, Model A Club of Cedar Rapids, and the Alburnett Historical Society. Shirley enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Yuma, Arizona.
Proverbs 17:17 says “A friend loves at all times” and Shirley was a loving friend and always appreciated the love shown to her.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Leland Millard of Alburnett; three children, Sheila (Randy) Summers, Lynette (Bobby) Swinney and Michael “Mickey” (Paula) Blake; two step-children, Tom (Charme) Millard and Terri Brokel. Shirley is also survived by her adored four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a beloved pet.
In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Landon Blake of Elkton, Kentucky; and three sisters, Earlene Settle Shelton , Ima Settle Dethridge and Jewell Griffin.
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