Mildred "Millie" Cobb, 108, St. Joseph, MO

Published 06/19 2014 09:06AM

Updated 06/19 2014 09:08AM

Mildred “Millie” Cobb, 108, St. Joseph, Missouri died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at her home.

She was born August 14, 1905 to Elbert and Ida (Webb) Lister in New Market, Iowa.

Millie married George William Brand Cobb on June 14, 1924. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2004.

She and her husband owned and operated Cobb’s Ice Cream in Clarinda and Bedford Iowa, Maryville, Missouri, and Leavenworth, Kansas. Millie was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. She drove up until she was 105 years old and was straight forward and had a keen sense of humor. She was also very loved by her family and will be greatly missed.

Millie was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors: nephews, Art Lister, Woodstock, Illinois and Bill Ginn (Sarah), Omaha, Nebraska; niece, Phyllis Jean Schoenholz, Thompson, Georgia; and several great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews and extended family.

Graveside Services and Interment: 1:00 P.M. Friday, Savannah Cemetery.  Friends may call after 6:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Creamtory. Mrs. Cobb will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the cemetery one hour prior to the service. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to Meals on Wheels. Online guest book and obituary at

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