Our beloved sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Mildred “Millie” L. Shove, age 88, entered into eternal rest at home on November 23, 2020. The oldest child of the late David H. and Beatrice Stevens Lewis, Millie was born on June 22, 1932 in Chester, NY. She was a 1950 Graduate of Chester High School and a longtime employee of the Village of Warwick Public Works Dept. where she worked as a secretary. She was also an active and devoted lifelong member of the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Beneski (Chester NY), 2 daughters, Elaine Ryder (Bull Shoals, AR), Barbara Wood, a son-in-law James Wood (Kenoza Lake, NY), 3 grandchildren, Joel Schoomaker (CA), Sarah Schoonmaker Miller (AR), Steven Mitchell Ryder (CA), 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ivan E. Lewis and a brother- in-law, Richard Beneski.
As per her wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be at the Warwick Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations can be made in her memory to the Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, PO Box 95, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Words cannot describe how much she will be missed.
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