Mildred Ann Lacy, 87, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, passed away on July 12, 2020 at her home.
She was born on November 20, 1932 at Sargent, Missouri, the daughter of George and Minnie Hubbell.
Mildred was baptized at an early age in Potter Creek by Rev. Charlie Collins of Gum Springs Church. She attended Cabool School receiving all her credits needed for graduation at the age of 15.
She married Willard Gould and to this union seven children were born, Johnny, Willard Jay, Bill, Wanda (Wendy), Luther (Spud), Roger and Gloria (Cookie). After thirteen years of marriage, she grew tired of Willard so she loaded all the children in the car and drove away. Sometime later she married John Lacy on February 14, 1968; this marriage lasted until John’s passing on May 9, 2008.
During her lifetime, she had several different occupations but the ones she enjoyed most were a cook and a truck driver. She enjoyed seeing the countryside while driving a semi with her husband, John.
Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Willard Gould; second husband, John Lacy; an infant son, Willard Jay Gould; an infant granddaughter, Amy Forbes; an infant great-great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Todd; eight brothers and four sisters, Steve Hubbell, Johnny Hubbell, Celia Kozenecki, Jay Hubbell, Jack Hubbell, Imogene Brown, George Hubbell, Patsy Hendricks, Charles Hubbell, Fay Hubbell, Walter Hubbell and Luther Hubbell.
She is survived by six children, Johnny Gould of Mountain Grove, Bill Lacy and Denise of Melva, Idaho, Wanda Forbes and Bill of Glasgow, Missouri, Luther Gould and Bonnie of Cabool, Missouri, Roger Gould and Deana of Mountain Grove and Gloria Sterner and John of Mountain Grove; one sister, Ethelene Sanders of Mountain Grove; grandchildren Randy, Cheryl, Billy Joe, Rusty, Misty, Amanda, Robyn, Connie, Travis, Jed, Justin and Christy; great-grandchildren Seth, Brittany, Breana, Cameron, Cale, Camille, Lillie, Johnny Blake, Callen, Caiden, Levi, Breanna Damien, Kirstin, Faith, Payton, Alex, James, Jonathon, Osprey, Imogene and McKenzie; great-great-grandchildren Paisley, McKenna, Aubrey, Andrew, Austin and Liam, as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the funeral chapel with Greg Thompson and Bill Kelly officiating. Music was provided by Bill and Rose Kelly. Pallbearers were Seth Lacy, Travis Forbes, Justin Forbes, Billy Joe Gould and Rusty Gould. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Lacy, Cameron McMillon, Cale McMillon, Damien Gould, James Todd and Jonathon Todd. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.