Mildred "Millie" Rasbury

December 1, 1932September 10, 2018
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Mildred “Millie” Rasbury, age 85, of Marquette Heights, passed away Monday, Sep. 10, 2018 at 10:22 a.m. at her residence in the Heartis Village Nursing Center in Peoria. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family, friends and caregivers carried her through her courageous battle with alzheimers and cancer. Even throughout her own struggles Millie found ways to brighten the days of everyone around her. She was born Dec. 1, 1932 in Senath, MO to Tillman and Cassie (Black) Golden. During her childhood her family moved to Normal, IL where she attended Normal Community High School. After graduation Millie kept in close contact with her classmates. She attended monthly lunches with the group from her graduating class up until this past year. She married Dean Scott on Nov. 17, 1956 in Bloomington, IL. They had three sons: David, Russell, and Daniel. As a family they enjoyed traveling many places which include Wisconsin and California. Dean preceded her in death on July 9, 1985 in Peoria. In addition to her first husband Dean, she was preceded in death by son, Russell Scott, her parents, two brothers: Jerry and Louis Golden, and one sister, Julie Golden. She later married Earl Rasbury on Dec. 24, 1988 in Peoria. With Earl she continued her love of travel and visiting family and friends. They especially enjoyed visiting Branson, MO and seeing the shows. They attended Church of Christ Northwest in Peoria. Millie leaves behind many beloved members of her congregation. Millie is survived by her husband Earl Rasbury of Marquette Heights, children David Scott of Arlington, TX, Daniel (Lynette) Scott of Mapleton, IL, Vincent (Pat) Rasbury of St. Paul, MN, Karma (Danny) Brown of Saltillo, MS, Loren (Lorraine) Rasbury of St. Louis, MO, and Elston (Mary) Rasbury of Bartonville. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Baird of Normal, IL, one daughter-in-law, Angi Scott, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Millie was a homemaker and also worked as an office manager at the Peoria Stockyard Exchange for the Biederbeck Brothers, Inc. Visitation will be Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Graveside services will be Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Parkhill Cemetery in Bloomington IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois; online donation can be made at “The first survivor of Alzheimer’s is out there, but we won’t get there without you”. You may view Millie’s obituary online at


  • Tillman Golden, Father
  • Cassie (Black) Golden, Mother
  • Dean Scott, First Husband
  • Earl Rasbury, Husband
  • David Scott, Son
  • Daniel (Lynette) Scott, Son
  • Vincent (Pat) Rasbury, Son
  • Karma (Danny) Brown, Daughter
  • Loren (Lorraine) Rasbury, Son
  • Elston (Mary) Rasbury, Son
  • Betty Baird, Sister
  • Angi Scott, Daughter-in-Law
  • ~ several ~, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
  • ~ several ~, Nieces and Nephews
  • In addition to her first husband Dean, she was preceded in death by son, Russell Scott, her parents, two brothers: Jerry and Louis Golden, and one sister, Julie Golden.


  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Graveside Services Saturday, September 15, 2018

Mildred "Millie" Rasbury

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Jeanne Gardner

September 14, 2018

Millie was a sweet, gentle woman whom I was blessed to know for the past 25 years. We became acquainted when we worshiped together at Church of Christ Northwest in Peoria. Particularly do I remember being in Ladies' Bible Classes followed by going to lunch with her and other class members. Millie was faithful to bring others who could not drive. Millie's "Chauffeur Service" was one of her gifts to others. I enjoyed talking with Millie and appreciated her attitude and humor about life.

Barbara Green

September 12, 2018

Millie was a very sweet women, and a very dear friend to my Mother, Darlene Brewer. I know Mom would have liked to have been there for Millie during her illness, but my mother suffers from dementia, and moved close to me in Tennessee, a couple years ago. When Mom lived in Illinois, and could no longer drive, Millie would pick her up, and they would go shopping and eat lunch. I know they both enjoyed their time together, and they treasured each others friendship. I very much appreciated Millie's time, and thoughtfulness. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Barbara Green