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Saturday October 16th, 2021

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Leverna Yvonne Milliken

Leverna “Yvonne” Milliken “beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Leverna “Yvonne” Milliken, 92, a lifelong resident of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born on Saturday, December 15, 1928 in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Leverne and Eva M. Foote Howard. On July 1, 1951, at her family home in Shinglehouse, she married Richard L. “Rich” Milliken, who passed away on March 7, 2007.
Yvonne was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School. She was employed at the former Acme Electric in Cuba, N.Y. and later was employed in the cafeteria at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse. She, along with her husband, owned and operated the former Milliken’s Auto Parts, in Shinglehouse, retiring in 1998.
Yvonne was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She loved to play Bingo. She enjoyed keeping her lawn looking beautiful. Her greatest love was her family.
Surviving are a daughter, Yvette J. (Jerry) Ebeling of Shinglehouse; three sons, Richard L. “Rick” (Cathy) Milliken, Randy M. (Kim) Milliken, and Robert V. “Bob” (Marjorie) Milliken, all of Shinglehouse; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine “Ella” Howard of Shinglehouse; a sister-in-law, Cecelia “Pud” Howard of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Yvonne was predeceased by two sisters, Aola Maxson and Jacqueline “Jackie” Dietze; and four brothers, Virgil Howard, Henry “Hank” Howard, Vincent “Vince” Howard, and Leonard “Joe” Howard.
Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with Pastor Clint Pearsall, interim pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 68, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Yvonne’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Yvonne, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.


A candle was lit in memory of Leverna Milliken

Jeff and Joanne Good Oct 17 2021 8:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leverna Milliken

George and Loretta Donovan Oct 17 2021 7:34 AM

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you. We are so very sorry.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Oct 16 2021 9:15 AM

My friends I do not even know where to begin. This woman was so sweet. She put up with all my crap. I will not say what all that crap was but she always accepted me with open arms. She did not care that I lived in a bar and was wild (Bobbie) (Yes you too Randy) helped in this. She loved my tarzan yells even at 3 am in the morning. It's tough to have you bedroom on the street side of the house, All my trips to pine lot. So many great memories. You will be missed. Prayers to all the family.Your mom was the greatest. I love you all.

Scott Newton Oct 15 2021 10:53 PM

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to your family. She was a very special lady, who touched so many lives in a positive way. She is cradled by angels now, smiling down on everyone.

Mary and Dan Stavisky Oct 15 2021 3:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leverna Milliken

John Press Oct 14 2021 9:53 PM

If there are Dandelions in Heaven they better look out!

jim Oct 14 2021 8:50 AM

My parents were friends with Yvonne and Rich when I was growing up. I thought she was the most beautiful woman then and still think so now.

Susan Moore Lewis Oct 13 2021 11:41 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was always such a nice lady. God bless you during this time of sorrow.

Beth Bell Oct 13 2021 11:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Leverna Milliken

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