Mildred Lovell, age 91 of Batesville, died Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health. Born January 18, 1928 in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Anna (Nee: Oesterling) and Ben Haverkos. She married Clifford Lovell September 17, 1949 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death September 17, 2003.
The family farm was an important part of Millie’s life. When she was a little girl, she’d listen to the baseball game on the radio, keeping score, so she could let the men know what happened when they came in from work. As she got older, she too, went to work on the farm and took over its operations in 1971. She ran it for nearly 30 years before turning it over to her nephew. After retiring from farming, she became a snowbird and spent winters in California. Millie’s other passion was bridge. She played every Monday and Tuesday in Batesville and has taught many locals how to play. A number of years back, the newspaper did a story about her and referred to her as “Mrs. Bridge.” She always enjoyed hosting the family at Easter and Christmas which would include the family favorite, her homemade butterscotch pie.
Millie is survived by her brother Paul Haverkos of Loveland, Ohio as well as 12 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband and parents. Visitation is Saturday, March 16th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Srs. of St. Francis Convent Chapel due to remodeling at Holy Family Church. Funeral services follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Carl Langenderfer O.F.M. officiating. Entombment and committal services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 18th at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family requests memorials to the Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.