Mildred Grindle, age 88 and a lifetime Warsaw area resident, entered into eternal rest on the evening of Thursday, April 9, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Warsaw with her children at her side.
Born Mildred Catherine Whetstone, on January 28, 1932, in Fulton County, she was the daughter of Dewey and Ethel Mildred (Fisher) Whetstone. She was united in marriage to Alan Grindle on September 16, 1950, sharing nearly sixty years together before his passing on May 8, 2009.
Mildred was spunky and fun-loving. She was a longtime member of Harrison Center Church and lived Christ’s word as best she could, always willing to help those in need. She was a loving neighbor, a giving friend and set an example for her children and grandchildren whom she loved deeply. Mildred was a huge fan of Chicago Cubs baseball and Purdue University basketball. She is also remembered for her popcorn balls at Halloween and her love of garage sales.
Those who survive include her daughter, Diane (Bill) Burr of Warsaw and their children: Michael (Stacey) Lucas of Rineyville, KY, Matthew Lucas of Warsaw and Cassandra (Jason) Goble of Rockport, TX; son, Kim (Linda) Grindle of Warsaw and their children: Rob Grindle of Warsaw and Lisa (Blaine) Goon of Warsaw and six great-grandchildren: Chase, Aaron, Jacob, Makia, Emily and Karter. In addition to her husband, Alan, those who preceded her in passing include a brother, Lowel Whetstone; sisters, Edna Cowen and Doris Linton and infant sister, Mary Lou Whetstone.
Due to the restrictions placed on our community by the Covid-19 virus, Mildred’s life will be celebrated privately on Tuesday. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Mark Burritt officiating. A memorial service is being planned for friends and extended family at a later date. Titus Funeral Home is assisting with Mildred’s Life Celebration®.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Harrison Center Church with condolences left online via www.TitusFuneralHome.com.