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Mildred Viola Clutter Arvin

Sunday, August 12, 2007

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A beautiful spirit, Mildred Viola Clutter Arvin, "Mickie," died Aug. 7, 2007, surrounded by her loved ones in Dallas.

Born Oct. 7, 1911, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Clarence Clutter and Maude May Nichols.

She met her love Hubert Wayne Arvin while working for a doctor and they married under her parent's apple tree in 1934.

They served the war effort in Tiffin, Ohio, and moved to Hutchinson, Kan., where Hubert built many of the largest grain elevators in the country as President of Borton, Inc., and Mildred raised her three children, Carolyn, Charles and Robert.

Her daughter Carolyn Jean passed away from ALS in 1987.

Mickie belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star for 63 years.

She moved to Dallas in 1999 to be with her children after Hubert died.

Her talents were many, artist, seamstress, short-order cook for the many kids that she treated as her own. She loved to read and play the organ.

Her incredible strength and humor was infectious and she loved to sing and dance. Everyone loved mama.

She was preceded in death by her husband H.W. Arvin and daughter Carolyn Jean.

Surviving family members are sons Charles Wayne and Robert Allin of Dallas; daughter-in-law Patricia, and grandchildren Holly Diane and Amanda Sue Arvin, Las Vegas, Nev.

Funeral services will take place at Heritage Funeral Home, 528 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kan., at 1 p.m., Saturday (today) with a "celebration of life" at 3:30 p.m. Saturday (today) at the Lonestar Steakhouse.

Send condolences to the family at 10215 Medlock Dr., Dallas, 75218.