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Todd A Mills

June 12, 1959 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 61)


Todd Mills, 61, went on his greatest adventure on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.

He was the oldest of three children to his late parents Jack and Lavonia (May) Mills of New Springfield, whom he greatly loved and respected.

Todd was a 1978 graduate of Springfield Local High School and received his teaching degree from Anderson University.  He taught in Ponca City, Oklahoma, for six years before returning to Ohio to teach for Youngstown City Schools beside his wife Cerise until he retired.  Todd’s students were his passion.  Countless students will always fondly remember Mr. Mills.

His faith was not just something he talked about, but something Todd lived every day.  He grew up in the New Springfield Church of God and was an active member throughout his lifetime.  Todd served God on mission trips all over the world.  He was a deep thinker who not only loved to ponder the scriptures but also discuss the ways of God with others.  Even in his last few months, Todd was sharing the love of Christ with his doctors, nurses, and anyone who entered his hospital room.  He was a true man of God.

Todd loved his family and his friends, and he seemed to know everybody.  When you met Todd, it wouldn’t be long before he made a connection between people that you both knew.  He had a gift of putting people at ease and listening to their stories.  After marrying his childhood friend Cerise (Cherry) Best, they established the Mills Farm and have spent years opening their home to their family, friends, and anyone in need. 

Todd was devoted to his family and is survived by his wife Cerise; children Mamie (Brad) Diemer, Jacob Mills, Victor Mills, Maisy Mills, and Kellee Falk (Tony Cortez); grandchildren Logan, Joy, and Vera Diemer, and Alayna Falk-Cortez; sister Victoria (Joseph) Hasenohr; brother James (Rhonda) Mills; nieces and nephews Matthew (Alexandra) Hasenohr, Rachel Hasenohr, Luke McComas, Aaron McComas, Meghan Mills, and Emma Mills; as well as many treasured friends and neighbors. 

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