Obituary for Elizabeth A. Mills

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Elizabeth A. Mills

February 11, 1932 - September 9, 2017

Elizabeth A. Mills of Columbus, died September 9, 2017, in Riverside Hospital.  She was 85.  Elizabeth was a resident of Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber for the past 13 years where she enjoyed her neighbors, playing in a drum band, the O.W.L.S. Education program, group visits to art exhibits, plays and musical performances, and her sixth floor dinner group. A native and life-long resident of Columbus, she was a graduate of the Ohio State University. An avid traveler in her middle age, Elizabeth visited the capitals of Europe and historic sites on the east coast and western region of the U.S.  During her career, she served as an executive secretary at Galloway & Associates/Amalgamated Realty Company; the Ohio Division of Banks; the former Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.; West Ohio Area Methodist Church, and Nationwide Insurance.  She was a secretary to the President and later the executive secretary to the Senior VP for Marketing and Membership for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, from which she retired in 1997. She also assisted the Chamber’s Small Business Council, Japanese Business Development Liaison and the monthly Business After Hours event.  During her retirement, she was a volunteer registering visitors to conventions in city for Experience Columbus. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Irene and Glen Mills. She is survived by a small and loving extended family of friends. A memorial service for Elizabeth will be conducted on October 25, 2017 at 2:00 P.M., in the chapel at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber, 717 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43212. Please visit to share a memory of Elizabeth.

Sherri Palmer posted on October 7, 2017

Elizabeth Mills and I worked together at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, she was my Administrative Assistant for a short while and we became good friends with a mutual love of art and wine, even traveling to Chicago to enjoy an exhibit of Monet's work. Quiet, shy, yet opinionated she remained active after retirement and enjoyed her time living at Westminister Thurber. My life partner and columnist for the Columbus Dispatch featured her in one of his columns discussing a bat who flew around the Chamber offices. She remained calm during the escapade. I last saw her two years ago when she came to my open house for my first home. A dear person. May she rest in peace.


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