M ildred Frances Streeter, 82, of Vermillion, Kansas died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at her grandson’s residence in Raytown, Missouri.
She was born on June 1, 1939 to Casper L and Dorothy M. Carroll. She grew up strong willed and big hearted. Mildred worked as a cleaning lady for many years, making sure other people’s lives were kept tidy. She loved the countryside with all its beauty. She loved the quiet and peacefulness that the country life provided. She loved watching old western movies and football. She enjoyed listening to country music and artists like Mel Tillis, Dwight Yoakam, and Willie Nelson to name a few.
Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul L. Streeter; as well as her ex-husband, Charles Collins, Sr., whom she had seven children with; and a brother, John L. Carroll.
Mildred is survived by her seven children, Sharon S. Eddy, Cheryl L. West, Ruby L. Collins, Charles R. Collins, Jr., Billy J. Collins, Albert A. Smith, and Stephanie R. Burger; a sister, Margaret Rose Strong; a step daughter, Becky Humphreys. She leaves behind nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew. She also helped raise many other children along the way, whom she considered her kids.
Mildred was cherished by many and loved by all. May she rest eternally in paradise.
Graveside service will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Centralia Cemetery. A visitation will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca, Kansas. Mildred will lie in state Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Popkess Memorial Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermillion American Legion Post #257 sent in care of Popkess Memorial Chapel 814 Castle, Seneca, Kansas 66538.