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Mildred Elmira Ransom Gresham
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1905
Parnell
Iowa County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2009
Oneonta
Blount County
Alabama, USA

Mildred E. Ransom was born Sept. 4, 1905, in Parnell, Iowa, the daughter of Charles F. and Elmira Lyons Ransom. She married Milton C. Gresham on Feb. 20, 1924, in Clearlake, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1976.

Survivors include her children, Donna (Roger) Chappell of Blountsville, Ala., Wanda (Skip) Kiesling of Fort Collins, Colo., Leta Marlett of Heyworth, Ronald (Carmen) Gresham of Minier, and Melvin (Marilyn) Gresham of Monticello, Ky.; 29 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 70 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Burnell Paul, Charles Arthur and Gilbert Leroy; one grandson, Michael Gresham; one son-in-law, Bill Marlett; two sisters; and two brothers. Several nieces and nephews also preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Armington Christian Church. She was mainly a homemaker, but owned and operated Mildred's Café in Armington for several years. Mildred did many things through her church, which included working as a volunteer at the Lincoln Christian Nursing Home

One of her favorite pastimes was gardening and growing plants and flowers.

She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Officiating her service was her son Melvin Gresham. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Francis Ransom (1870 - 1957)
  Elmira Lyons Ransom (1875 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Milton Clair Gresham (1902 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Burnell P. Gresham (1926 - 2004)*
  Charles Arthur Gresham (1930 - 1995)*
  Gilbert Leroy Gresham (1935 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Harvey Ransom (1895 - 1985)*
  Lillian Emma Ransom Walters (1897 - 1987)*
  Kenneth Keith Ransom (1900 - 1900)*
  Mildred Elmira Ransom Gresham (1905 - 2009)
  Joy Wanda Ransom Kotz (1912 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountjoy Cemetery
Atlanta
Logan County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Carol Gresham
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36584650
Mildred Elmira <i>Ransom</i> Gresham
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Mildred Elmira <i>Ransom</i> Gresham
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