Mildred E. Hudson
STRATTON -- Mildred E. Hudson, 97, died Wednesday (Sept. 26, 2001) at Community Hospital of McCook.
She was born Nov. 26, 1903, on the family farm in Hitchcock County to Amos A. and Jennie E. (Johnson) Wood. She attended McCabe Country School near her home south of Stratton, and later attended Stratton High School where she graduated in 1923. She attended normal school, and taught school in rural Dundy and Hitchcock counties while attending summer school to obtain her lifetime certificate.
On July 29, 1930, she married John H. Palmer at Stratton. She continued teaching for three years. On October 1, 1936, she opened a beauty shop behind her husband's barbershop. She was a beautician for more than 33 years.
On Sept. 4, 1969, she married Jesse D. Hudson at her home in Stratton.
She was a member of Community United Methodist Church of Stratton, the United Methodist Women, the Stratton Garden Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She made and donated several quilts to Grandview Senior Center where they were used in fund-raising projects, and volunteered her time to help with activities at the center. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, John Palmer, and Jesse Hudson; two sons, Norman and Kent Palmer; and two sisters, Austa Bennett-Clark, and Florence Nelson.
Survivors include one step-son, Neal Hudson and wife, Shirley of Trenton; one half-sister, Pearl Onita Pitner of Reno, Nev.; step-sister-in-law, Velma Wood of Portland, Ore.; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m. (CDT), at Community United Methodist Church in Stratton with Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton.
Visitation will be Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of arrangements.