Pearl Mills, 91, formerly of Bloomsburg PA and Riverside PA was promoted to
glory on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Emmanuel Nursing Center at Maria Joseph
Danville PA. She was born October 11, 1920 the daughter of the late Chester
and Clara Jean Force Martenas.
was employed by both Magee Carpet and Milco, Inc. in Bloomsburg PA and also
by Catawissa Shirt Factory.
was a former member of Calvary Baptist Church and Victory Baptist Church,
both of Bloomsburg PA. She attended First Baptist Church Danville PA. Leah
served in Child Evangelism Fellowship work for many years which involved
teaching Good News Clubs weekly and also assisting the CEF Director.
the years, Leah was a gentle caregiver for many folks in her home and also
for her family. She loved to read her Bible. Leah also enjoyed handwork
including crocheting, sewing and knitting. She loved flowers and gardening,
cooking and baking. She did catering for many church functions and served
with many church activities. Her greatest enjoyment was her family and
especially her grandchildren.
was married for 61 years to the late John Paul Mills who preceded her in
death August 11, 2004. She is survived by two daughters; Nancy E. Bowen and
her husband Walter of Riverside PA and Joyce M. Mohr and her husband the
Reverend Frank, Jr. of Absecon NJ. Also surviving are six grandchildren;
Frank Mohr, III, Rosann Koble, Joyce Caselli, Heather Benko, Sheldon Mohr
and Joel Thomas. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by four brothers; Harry, Clark, Bruce and Allen Martenas
and two sisters; Edna and Veda Martenas. Also surviving are several nieces
friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Wednesday, June
27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church 20 Brookside Drive (Off 642
East) Danville PA with the Reverend David J. Mouw officiating. Burial will
be in Elan Memorial Park Bloomsburg PA. Friends will be received from 9:45
AM until 10:45 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to
Child Evangelism Fellowship Memorial Fund PO Box 4375 Harrisburg PA 17111.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W
Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com