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Beatrice Millay

September 17, 1927 — April 3, 2023

Beatrice Millay

 

Beatrice Marie Bundren Millay, 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on April 3, 2023, while under the care of Hospice of Western KY.  She was born September 17, 1927, in Huntsville, KY to the late George and Leathy (Bailey) Bundren and raised in Butler County, KY.   

Beatrice was a lifelong member of the Christian faith and was baptized at the age of 6 in the river at Rochester, KY.  She was a long time member of Temple Baptist Church, where she worked in the nursery for 20 years.  Beatrice most recently attended HIS Church in Owensboro, KY.

Beatrice was no stranger to hard work. She was employed at GE as a young woman, and also spent long hours waitressing at both the Holiday Inn and Executive Inn, all while raising five children.

Beatrice, known lovingly by those who adored her, as “Nannie”, loved to travel. She was ready to go anywhere at any time.  She enjoyed many trips to Virginia, Gatlinburg, Texas, Washington, D.C., Florida, North Carolina, and local lakes and fishing ponds, with her children and grandchildren.

Nannie was an amazing seamstress. She often made clothes for her children and grandchildren, sometimes taking two compkeely different patterns and assembling a beautiful new piece. Nannie also created several prom dresses for granddaughters, and most meaningfully, fully sized quilts for each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all by hand.  She loved working puzzles, reading, and watching Life Below Zero. 

Nannie had a green thumb, and her yard and home were always filled with beautiful plants and flowers, fruits, and vegetables, lovingly nurtured by her. Even into her 90’s, Nannie loved digging in the dirt and raising beauty from it.  Anything edible in her gardens would be canned or frozen and she loved to share it all with others.  We will miss her homemade vegetable soup, peach cobbler, and squash pickles.

Nannie loved to fish and would drop whatever plans she may have had to get to the lake.  We always said Nannie could take the smallest bluegill, filet it, and have enough to feed 5 people. When Nannie wasn’t busy cooking her own food from scratch, or feeding others, she loved to have a seafood feast with crablegs, gulf shrimp and scallops. Nannie’s excellent cooking, kind soul and loving nature will be missed by all that were blessed to have known her.

In addition to her parents, her husband of 69 years John Millay Sr., her sister Georgia Bundren, and grandsons Jeffrey Michael, Robert Wayne, and Jeremy Brent Milam. 

Left with cherished memories are her 5 children, Patsy Milam (Robert), Mary Jane Jerome (Larry), John Millay Jr. (Tina), Debbie Millay, and Terry Joseph Millay (Jeannie).  Nannie’s legacy also includes 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Daley (Allen Davis), Jillian Milam (Chris Hinden), Carey Mewes (Chris), Kristie Wright (Adam), Ashley, Ryan, and Austin Millay, Ben Ioakamides, Clay Nice, Adam Millay (Sieria), Alex, and Laramie Millay; 7 great grandchildren, Wayne Daley, Katie, Nathan, and Logan Mewes, Mary Grace Wright, and Harper and Hayden Millay.  She will also be missed by her beloved fur babies, Toby and Peaches.

A heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kalick, Dr. Faught and the radiation staff at Mitchell Cancer Center.  Also a special thanks to the Wound Center, home health nurse, Hospice and the Heartford House staff.  The family would also like to thank Debbie Osborne and Charlene Smith.

The angels are looking forward to taking you fishing, Nannie. Now you can catch a big one, with your restored body and vision.

The funeral services will be 12 PM Friday, April 7th at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with entombment following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 PM until 7 PM Thursday and from 10 AM until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hospice of Western Kentucky 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301

Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, April 6, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Friday, April 7, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 7, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Interment

Friday, April 7, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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