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Mildred "Millie" Sullivan

January 16, 1935 — August 21, 2023

Battle Creek

Mildred I. “Millie” Sullivan, age 88, of Battle Creek passed away Monday morning, August 21, 2023 at the Calhoun County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 16, 1935, the daughter of Clifford and Mary (Atherton) Goette.  Millie retired from Kmart in 1998, after more than 28 years. 

Millie married the "Love of Her Life", William “Bill” Sullivan in Thunderbolt, Georgia on January 8, 1955; he sadly preceded her in death on June 24, 2021.  She is survived by her son, John Sullivan; her daughters, Carol (Tom) Riste and Mary (Doug) Pennock, all of Battle Creek; her sister, Alice Johnson of Georgia; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Millie was also sadly preceded in death by two sons, William "Billy" III. and David; her parents; two brothers, and a sister. 

Millie was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  An incredible seamstress, she loved making blankets & quilts and always made costumes for the kids.  She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

Graveside services to celebrate Millie’s life will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26th at the Hicks West Pennfield Cemetery with Pastor Kjersten Sullivan of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. The service was recorded and may be viewed at  In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Trinity Lutheran Church 2055 E. Columbia Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Millie may be placed here at

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00pm - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Hicks Cemetery (Pennfield Township)

21761 M-66, Battle Creek, MI 49014

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