Mrs. Mildred Little, age 86, of Joppa, IL, entered her heavenly home on Monday, June 1, 2015.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Joppa, IL, with Rev. David Wright officiating. Burial will follow.
Mildred Marie Burnside was born on January 23, 1929 in Wray, CO to Andrew and Mildred (McIrvin) Burnside. Marie was united in marriage to James Courtland Little on September 5, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. Three children were born to this union. Mrs. Little was of the Christian faith and had a love of crocheting and cross stitch in her spare time. Marie was employed at the Good Luck Glove Factory until she retired.
Survivors include her two daughters, Linda and husband Robert Wood of Vienna, IL, Karen and husband Dale Beyers of Tuscola, IL and her son, Leslie Little of Joppa, IL; 7 grandchildren, Ron Wood, Christine Wood, Jim Wood, Shawn Beyers, Jason Little, Ryan Little, and Sara Little; 6 great grandchildren, Courtney Tabor, Ethan, Lilly and Hudson Wood, Mack and Tent Beyers; 1 great-great granddaughter, Gabby Ellet; 2 sisters, Inez Pritchett of Joppa, IL and Edna Robbins of Grassy, MO.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband Corky on July 28, 1994. Additionally, she was preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, Shiloh Beyers and Bailey Wood; 1 grandson, Tyson Beyers; her parents; 2 brothers, Lloyd and Marion Burnside; 2 sisters, Dorothy Burnside and Hazel Manns.
There will be no visitation. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lourdes Hospice PO Box 7100 Paducah, KY 42002 or the American Cancer Society 4503 W. DeYoung St. Suite 200C Marion, IL 62959.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of the arrangements.
Pallbearers: Ron Wood, Jim Wood, Shawn Beyers, Jason Little, Ryan Little, Roy Manns