Donnelle Kay (Rodenbaugh) Millhollin died peacefully in her sleep On October 28th, 2017, in Miles City Montana. She was the loving wife of Ted Millhollin, to whom she had been married for 54 years.
Born in Winterset Iowa to the late Orville and Wilma (Wessel) Rodenbaugh on June 27th, 1945, she had courageously fought through many health issues these past few years and is now finally at peace.
Mom grew up in Iowa and married her high school sweetheart in 1963. By 1970 she had 4 boys to take care of! It was then they made the big decision to move to Montana. It was quite a change but one that mom embraced. And mom could do just about anything. For years she had a huge vegetable garden and loved cooking and baking for her family. She was always ready for her boys to bring home a catfish, a pheasant, or venison and make a hearty dinner for her crew. She could sew and fix just about anything. Mom loved “her boys” and was very proud of the men they became.
As her boys got older, mom decided she still loved caring for babies, so she went to school later in life and became an RN. She worked at Holy Rosary Hospital for many years, helping to deliver and care for countless newborn babies. Her nursing skills made her the first call from her sons for many years as they started families of their own.
Mom is survived by her sons; Mark and his wife Laura, grandchildren Nick and Amy of Attleboro Massachusetts, Jeff and his wife Sarah, grandchildren Tessa and Ryan of Great Falls, Greg and his wife Cindy, grandchildren Rachel and Ashley of Colstrip, and John and his wife Diana of Billings, grandchildren Miranda and Kaylee. She is also survived by her 3 sisters; Judy Whitmer and her husband Dennis of Boise, Rebecca Cuckie of Forsyth, and Bet Constantine of Iowa. She cherished her 8 grandchildren and, of course, her beloved dog Oliver.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.