Mildred "Millie" Olga Mathews

September 7, 1924January 8, 2021

CREVE COEUR ~ Mildred Olga "Millie" Mathews, 96, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 8:53 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.

Born August 7, 1924 in Peoria to Mike and Josephine Venovich, she married her high school sweetheart, Jim E. Mathews on November 11, 1944 in Peoria. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary, Helen, Emma, Goldie; and one brother, Joe.

Surviving are two sons, Jim (Donna) Mathews of Pekin and Mike (Cindy) Mathews of East Peoria; and 12 grandchildren.

Millie attended Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin and Sacre Coeur Catholic Church in Creve Coeur.

She was devoted to her family, enjoyed spending time with and caring for them and following her children’s sports. Millie was a fan of the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Cubs.

Services will be private with burial following at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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Marj Oesch

January 14, 2021

I’m very sorry to hear about Aunt Mil’s passing! “Gaga and Pa” (Bud and Mary Oesch) loved her dearly!!!! You have our sympathies. :(

Jeff Oesch

January 12, 2021

Guys, sorry to hear this. I’m glad she is with Uncle Jim now.

Craig and Deborah Stocks

January 11, 2021

Millie was such a fun loving person, always smiling and laughing when we saw her. She was so warm and outgoing. So sorry for your loss.

Scott Hassett

January 11, 2021

My condolences on Millie's passing. I cannot think of anyone else that was funnier than Millie during the time I worked with her. She always had a little devil in her eyes with a laugh you had to join with! I also witnessed her live for her family and the love that was returned. Mike in particular was always so responsive to her needs. Not only did I enjoy Millie, but family also. Sincerely Scott

Sharon Garls (Burch)

January 9, 2021

Jim, and Mike, I am so sorry to see that your Mom has passed. She was a very nice lady. Your parents used to shop at the Hallmark store in Pekin where I worked. We always had a great conversation. Jim, you took our wedding pictures and we all grew up together in Creve Coeur. Sending prayers to you and your families. Sharon Burch Garls.

Pat Petry

January 9, 2021

Jim and Donna,
So sorry for your loss.