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Mildred Trotman, 97, of Miller, S.D., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.

Her funeral was Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Miller with the Rev. Brian Jones officiating. Burial was in the G.A.R. Cemetery, Miller.

Casketbearers were Kenneth and Douglas Trotman, Lea Ann Smith, Ann (Hines) Miles, Nathan Gray and Christopher Reardon.

Reck Funeral Home, Miller, was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred M. McKay was born December 18, 1906, in Park Township, Hand County, South Dakota. She was the daughter of George A. and Jane (McDermid) McKay. She attended schools in Park Township and graduated from Miller High School. She attended Dakota Wesleyan College in Mitchell, S.D. Then she returned to Miller to teach school.

On June 25, 1929, she was united in marriage with Leslie Neil Trotman of Miller. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1979.

As a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Miller for 81 years, Mildred served as Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher and as president of the United Presbyterian Women.

She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a 65-year member of P.E.O. Sisterhood. When her children were young, she was both a Boy Scout leader and a Girl Scout leader.

She especially enjoyed music, helping others, and being a hostess for family and friends.

Survivors include three children, Neil (Elaine) Trotman of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Marilyn Hines of Carson City, Nev., and Frank (Charlene) Trotman of Edelstein, Ill.; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Neil, in April 1985, her parents, three brothers, three sisters and one grandson.

Memorials may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 321 West First Avenue, Miller, SD 57362 or charity of choice.