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Mildred "Milly"

L. Marcum

Jun 21, 2022 (0)

Spencer — Mildred "Milly" Lona Marcum, 93, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 18, 2022 at her home in Spencer.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Union Cemetery in Spencer. Jeff Hart will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 314, Spencer, NE 68777.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred was born on June 28, 1928, in Decatur, the daughter of Edgar Hoar and Ruth (Karten) Hoar. She graduated from Sioux City East High School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1946 and graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City in 1950.  

On June 17, 1951, she married Jack “Doc” Marcum in Sioux City, Iowa. Doc and Milly moved to Spencer in 1953 to take over the veterinary practice. She managed their veterinary medicine office in Spencer for 40 years.

Milly served on several committees of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Auxiliary and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Auxiliary. She was a member of Spencer United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, Eastern Star and many other organizations in Spencer including service on the Spencer School Board and Library Board.

Milly is survived by her daughter Dr. Lynne Kirk of Dallas, Texas, her son Steven of Spencer, two grandchildren Dr. Anne Kirk of Fort Worth, Texas and Kory (Helen) Kirk of Fort Collins, CO, one great-grandson Graham Kirk and several nieces and nephews in Sioux City, Iowa, Omaha and Denver, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters June Zersen, Mary Tunberg and Ruth Dashiell; one brother Kenneth Karten; and two sons-in-law.                

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