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Lena Katherine Mills

Lena Katherine Mills, 92, died Saturday January 25, 2020 at her home in Paris, KY formerly of Cincinnati, OH, where she lived for over 72 years.

She was the oldest of eight children, born to Mary Lee and John Everett Jones.  She was born February 20, 1927 in Cynthiana, KY.  She was educated in the public schools and graduated from Western High School in Paris, KY.  She also attended schools in Paducah, KY and the University of Cincinnati.

She was a member of College Hill Christian Church, Cincinnati, OH for more than 35 years.  On June 21, 1952 she married Charles Allen Mills, Jr.  This union of 62 years was blessed with one son, Charles Allen Mills, III, who preceded her in death in 1970 at the age of 16.

Katherine was a talented artist, having a passion for painting and was a very good seamstress. She had traveled the world with her husband, she also was a Den Mother for scouts and loved to shop.

Cherishing her memory are two sisters, Nellie Jean Brown, Paris, KY and Ruth (John) Collins, Evansville, IN; one brother, Herbert Jones, Paris, KY and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, husband and son, she was also preceded in death by one sister, Roberta Stout and three brothers, Paul Jones, Silas Jones and Clarence Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Wednesday January 29, 2020 at the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Rev. Archie Johnson.  Burial will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, OH.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM Wednesday January 29, 2020 until the hour of service at the funeral home.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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