Of Venice, Florida, formerly of Chelsea, Michigan, age 93, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at Cambrian Senior Living in Tecumseh. She was born December 20, 1930, in Dearborn, Michigan, the daughter of James E. and Leona S. (Kripner) Hood.

Mildred attended Sacred Heart High School, then graduated at Robichaud High School in Dearborn in 1948. Later in life she took classes at Washtenaw Community College. Mildred worked as a secretary at Inkster Bus, then at Dearborn Township, where she was secretary in charge of elections. She quit in 1957 to raise a family, and was a full-time wife and mom for years. Mildred was a Girl Scout Leader when Donna was young. She sold Avon and worked at Rick’s Market to make a little money. Later, she became the receptionist/secretary at the St. Louis Center for over a decade. She and David moved to Florida in retirement. She volunteered extensively at the Catholic Churches she attended. She was President of the Altar Society at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chelsea and an Usher at Epiphany Cathedral in Florida. Mildred served on the board for Venice Ranch Estates for many years. She was a card shark who loved Bridge most and enjoyed teaching others. Mildred had a sharp mind and was a loving person. She was a woman of strong faith and had a direct prayer line to St. Joseph.

Mildred married David Howard Eeles on October 20, 1951. He preceded her in death on June 19, 1998. She is the loving mother to her daughter, Donna (Dale) Seamon of Whitmore Lake; son, Eric (Shari) Eeles of Ypsilanti; grandmother to, Alicia (Chris) Somers of Saline, and Danielle (Matt) Bailey of Clinton; great-grandmother to, Tyler Somers, Taylor and Bennett Bailey; Sister to Maureen Milam. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bob Hood.

A memorial Mass was held Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Noon, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church 506 N. Union Street, Tecumseh, with Fr. Daniel Wheeler officiating. The family received friends from 11 a.m. until noon. A luncheon followed the Mass. A private burial will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Louis Center with travel money in the memo or St. Joseph Hall - Chelsea.

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