Nora Ruth (Thomas) McMillen

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Nora Ruth (Thomas) McMillen, 95, of Highlands Ranch and Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away July 13, 2021.

She was born Jan. 22, 1926, in Monett, to Fred and Nora Thomas, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her brothers; Joe, Earl and Carl.

She attended Monett Public Schools. After graduating from Monett High School in 1943, she worked as a phone operator for Bell Telephone Company.

On Oct. 1, 1948, she married Edward Lee McMillen (Ed) in Pueblo, Colo. Ed preceded Ruth in death in 2008. Ruth and Ed had three daughters: Jeanne, Judy and Jill.

Survivors include: daughter, Jill Ruthann Curcio (Jim); seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 23, at Dice Cemetery in Fairview, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.

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