Gloria Mae Mills

November 3, 1946December 17, 2020

Gloria Mae (Strain) Mills passed away peacefully December 17, 2020 at the age of 74. She was born in Port O’Connor, Texas to the late William Allen and Eunice Mae Strain. She is survived by her husband, Jim Mills; daughters, Debbie (Steve) Fisher, Tammy (Toby) Hlavinka and Gina (David) Hybner; Sisters, Violet (Fred) Poncik, Linda (Craig) Strakos and Jeanette Gay; Brother, Bob (Marsha) Strain and brother-in-law, Ron Ohlinger; 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbie Mills; brother, Bill Strain; sister, Shirley Ohlinger; and brother-in-law, Tom Gay. On June 21, 1970 she married the love of her life Jim Mills and they recently celebrated their golden anniversary. Their love story was one of a kind and continued for 50 years. Family was everything to her; she was very active and involved in her daughter’s lives and then later in her grandchildren’s lives. Camping and floating down the river with her family was a yearly event that she enjoyed very much. Gloria will be remembered by her sweet smile and her warm embrace and the way she made everyone feel like they were the most special person in the world. She will be remembered for the love she had for her friends and family and her easy going, care-free way she lived her life. She was always the last one to be at the table for meals, not just because she was a slow eater, which she was, but because she enjoyed the company and conversations so much she didn’t want them to end. Gloria was at the center of her big family and her love will always carry on in the hearts of her husband, siblings, daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Allen Nida, Scott Johnson, James Johnson, Byron Hlavinka, Nathan Hlavinka and Ryan Mitchell. Honorary pallbearer is Ann Wilson. A special thanks to Kimberly, Diana, Mary Margaret and Mom’s special angel, Plechette, for their loving care and support. Graveside services will be 2:30 on Tuesday, December 22 at Port Lavaca Cemetery. For the safety of our friends and family mask are encouraged. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Hospice of South Texas. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Jim Mills, Husband
  • William Allen Strain, Father (deceased)
  • Eunice Mae Strain, Mother (deceased)
  • Debbie & Steve Fisher, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Tammy & Toby Hlavinka, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Gina & David Hybner, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Barbie Mills, Daughter (deceased)
  • Violet & Fred Poncik, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Linda & Craig Strakos, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Jeanette Gay, Sister
  • Tom Gay, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Shirley Ohlinger, Sister (deceased)
  • Ron Ohlinger, Brother-in-law
  • Bob & Marsha Strain, Brother and Sister-in-law
  • Bill Strain, Brother (deceased)
  • Mrs. Mills also leaves behind 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Allen Nida
  • Scott Johnson
  • James Johnson
  • Byron Hlavinka
  • Nathan Hlavinka
  • Ryan Mitchell
  • Ann Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer

  • Hospice of South Texas


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020


Gloria Mae Mills

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Redell (Sonny) Calcote

December 22, 2020

Hi Jimmy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I would be there with you today, but my wife had recent back surgery and she needs my help routinely. May the spirit of God be with you and your big family to give you comfort at a time like this.

Georgie Clark

December 21, 2020

Jimmy; We send our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. We have lots of memories of our families visiting each other over the years. We have a fantastic recipe of Gloria’s that is used frequently. May God wrap your family with comforting arms during this difficult time. Love, Georgie and Robin

Linda Pena

December 18, 2020

To the Mills family

I am deeply sorry your family is experiencing the pain of a loss like this. My heart goes out to each of you.”
Mrs Gloria was someone I could talk to whenever I saw her and she was a great listener.
My deepest condolences,
Blessings to the Mills family.
Linda Pena