Mildred Virginia (Harts) Younce

Born: Mon., Feb. 11, 1918
Died: Sun., Jan. 12, 2014


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
Location: N. William St. Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
Location: N. William St. Location

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Former South Bend resident Mildred Virginia Younce, 95, of Rochester, IN died Sunday, January 12, 2014 in her residence at Wynnfield Crossing in Rochester. Mrs. Younce was born February 11, 1918 in Miami County, Indiana to the late Opal (Strebin) and Roy A. Harts and had lived in South Bend since 1947 until moving to Rochester. On December 25, 1938 at McGrawsville Methodist Church, McGrawsville, IN she married Ernest E. Younce who preceded her in death July 6, 1994. Also preceding her in death were a son, Rodney in 1997; and brothers, John Harts and Richard Harts. She is survived by a brother, Donald Harts (Karen) of Amboy, IN; sister-in-law, Marilyn Harts of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews including Ellen Scott (Doug) of Rochester.

Mildred was a long time member of Epworth United Methodist Church where she held many offices over the years. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees and was President of the United Methodist Women for several years. She was the leader of the Esther Circle for many years, served on the Worship Committee and was a member of the Administrative Council of the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17th in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home, 521 N. William St. with Rev. John Wagner, former pastor of the church, officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in Santa Fe Cemetery, Santa Fe, IN. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Epworth Memorial United Methodist Church, 2404 Lincolnway Way West, South Bend, IN, 46628. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Mildred's memory to the following organization:

Epworth United Methodist
2404 Lincolnway Way West, South Bend, IN, 46628

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Dave and Tracy Younce
   Posted Thu January 16, 2014
Aunt Mildred will be missed. So many great memories of visits with her, Ernie and Rodney. The holidays were especially wonderful enjoying Aunt Mildred's culinary delights. Her chicken and dumplings were the best as no one else could ever make them as deliciously as she did. She is home now with Uncle Ernie and Rodney. Rest in Peace Aunt Mildred. We shall all miss you immensely. Love, Dave and Tracy

Diane Womack
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014
We will miss you Aunt Mildred! You were the sweetest lady I ever knew. I have so many wonderful memories of you, Ernie and Rodney. We were so blessed to have you in our family! We rejoice knowing you are with Ern and Rod dancing with the angels!

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