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Mildred May Grist

January 24, 1922 — January 18, 2024


Mildred May Grist (Millie) of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Greenfield, Indiana passed away peacefully to her heavenly home January 18, 2024, at Bloom at German Church, Indianapolis, Indiana, at the age of 101.  She was born on January 24, 1922, to Dorothy Johanna Neller Huter and George Albert Huter, the second of 5 children.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Simon Woodrow (Woody) Grist, her parents, and her brothers David (Nell) Huter, Robert (Marjorie) Huter, and Leonard Huter.

Mildred grew up on the east side of Indianapolis.  She loved and often reminisced time spent with friends at Heath Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church where she accepted Christ as a teenager.  Millie graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1940.  After graduation, she supported the WWII effort in her free time by volunteering at the USO.  She worked at State Life Insurance Company located in downtown Indianapolis for several years.  When the war ended and her sweetheart returned from service, they wed on April 8, 1949.  The married couple settled in Greenfield, where they raised two daughters.  After their children were older, Mille worked many years in the cafeterias at Greenfield-Central School Corporation.   She especially enjoyed being around the children at Lincoln Park Elementary where she cashiered.  In her free time, Millie enjoyed sewing, egg decorating, collecting antiques and attending local auctions and estate sales.   Millie was a long-time member of the Bradley UM Church, and she cherished the friendships that she made there.  

Mildred will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Charlotte (Richard, deceased) Brown, MN, formerly of Greenfield, sister-in-law, Shirley (Leonard, deceased) Raesner, Greenwood, IN, daughters Marilyn (David) Mardis, Janet (Daniel) Skinner, both of Greenfield, IN, grandchildren Jennifer Mardis, Allison Trinkle (Audie), Stephanie Wilson (Chase), and great granddaughters Aubrey (Peyton) Wilson, Hailee Rose, and Ava Wilson.  She will also be remembered by a great number of nieces and nephews.  

Arrangements for Mildred are being handled through Indiana Funeral Care.  Services will be held January 24, 2024, at Park Chapel Christian Church 1176 E. McKenzie Rd., Greenfield, IN 46140.  Visitation will be from 10 to 12, with service beginning at noon officiated by David W. Mardis, a beloved son-in-law.  Interment will immediately follow at Park Cemetery, Greenfield. January 24 would have been her 102 birthday. We will celebrate her life and rejoice in knowing she is now with Jesus.   

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