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Mildred Johnson Loughhead, age 98, of Oxford, PA., formerly of Kennett Square, PA., passed away on Friday April 28, 2023, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. She was the wife of the late Harold O. Loughhead who died in 2008 and with whom she shared nearly 57 years of marriage. Born in Galax, VA she was the daughter of the late Claude S. Johnson and the late Mary Matthews Johnson.
Mildred graduated from Mary Washington College with a BS in chemistry. She worked for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals for several years before taking a hiatus to raise her children. She ﬁnished her career at Greenwood Laboratories. “Millie”, also known as “Mimi”, enjoyed music. She sang, played the piano and hand bells and hand chimes. She and her husband were in the choirs of both Kennett and Oxford Presbyterian Churches. Together they also enjoyed square dancing, camping, playing bridge, and bowling as well as traveling in the states and abroad. They also volunteered at Longwood Gardens. She volunteered at Chester County Hospital and after moving to Ware Presbyterian Village she volunteered in the New to You Shop and delivered mail. At Ware she was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Grovely Grannies singing group, as well as a member of the Hand Chimes Choir. She spent years as Secretary of the Ware Presbyterian Village Auxiliary. Her greatest joy was her family. She always looked on the brighter side of life with her southern wit and sayings.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Loughhead and his wife Ann of St. Peters, PA, Bob Loughhead and his wife Laurie of Denver, CO; one daughter, Marilee Calabrese and her husband Phil of Kennett Square; seven grandchildren, Melinda Ganz (Andrew), Tigh Loughhead (Caitlyn), Carissa Loughhead, Guenevere Finley (Josh), Becca Calabrese (Rick Limburg), Kaelin Mast (Justin), Chel Loughhead; and eight great-grandchildren, West, Zula, Jackson, Charlie, Mira, Silvan, Maxwell, and Macsen. Also included are three step-grandchildren, Laura Duﬀ (Tim), Paul Frank (Kristen), and Rachel Geiger (Alex); and eight step-great-grandchildren, Keira, Aaron, Brock, Miles, Crew, Sam, and Fletcher. She was predeceased by her brother, Eugene Johnson.
You are invited to Mildred's Memorial Service at 1:30 PM, on Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at Kennett Friends Meeting House, 125 W. Sickle Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. There will be a short time to meet with the family in the library of the meeting house before the service. The family invites all to a reception following the service downstairs. Interment will be held privately.
Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation https://www.brpfoundation.org/donate or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100). To view Millie's online obituary, please visit www.griecofunerals.com
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