Obituary: Jeffrey Mills


Jeffrey J. Mills, a beloved member of the Eldridge community, passed away on May 18.

He is survived by his loving spouse, Denette; sons Austin of Eldridge and Preston of Denver, Colo.; mother Betty Mills of Albany, Ill.; sisters Dale Ernst of Port Byron, Ill., and Jaqueline (Kevin) Hersey of St. Charles, Ill.

Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Jack Mills and sister, Deborah Hersey.

He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, and baseball, particularly supporting the Cubs. Jeff was an avid automotive enthusiast, and also liked cooking and trying out new recipes.

An informal gathering to celebrate Jeffrey’s life will be held at the Quality Inn, 1000 E. Iowa St., Eldridge (next to Hardee’s), on Saturday, June 8, from noon - 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to King’s Harvest Pet Rescue.  Chambers Funeral Home of Eldridge is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Genesis Healthcare Hospice team.

Jeff will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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