MILNES, Wilma (Gates)

Date of birth: 10 May 1907 Gatesville, Brown County, Indiana

Date of death: 8 Feb 1991 Brown County, Indiana

Brown County Democrat, 13 February 1991

WILMA GATES MILNES
      Brown County native Wilma Gates Milnes, 83, of Hoover Road, died Friday,
February 8, 1991, at the home of her son, James A. Milnes, of Hoover Road.
      Mrs. Gates was a member of the Gates family that settled the community of
Gatesville on Salt Creek Road.  She and her husband also operated the
Milnes Grocery in southern Marion County during the late 1930s and early
1940s.
      She was born May 10, 1907, in Brown County, the daughter of William David
and Alice Ann Robinson Gates.  She married John Daniel Milnes March 27,
1924 in Columbus.  He died September 19, 1983.
      Mrs. Gates was a member of the Neighborhood Church of God on Sweetwater
Trail.
      Other survivors include another son, Ernest L. Milnes of Kansas City,
Kansas; two sisters, Hazel Neff of Greenwood and Ethel Pruitt of Columbus;
a brother, Earl Gates of Greenwood; three grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren.
      Services were Monday at the Meredith-Clark Funeral Home with the Reverend
Sam Harrington officiating.  Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in
Greenwood.

Franklin Daily Journal, 9 Februry 1991
GATESVILLE
Wilma (Gates) Milnes
      Wilma (Gates) Milnes, 83, died Friday at her son's residence in Brown
County.  She was a resident of Gatesville, and had formerly lived in
Johnson County.
      She was born May 10, 1907, in Gatesville to William D. Gates and Alice A.
(Robinson) Gates.  She was married to John D. Milnes, who preceded her in
death Sept. 19, 1983.
      Survivors include two sons, James A. Milnes of Gatesville and Ernest L.
Milnes of Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Hazel Neff of Greenwood and
Ethel Pruitt of Columbus; one brother, Earl Gates of Greenwood; three
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by
a son, Jerry Milnes, and two brothers and two sisters.
      She and her husband owned Milnes Grocery in southern Marion County during
the late 1930s and early 1940s.
      She was a member of the Neighborhood Church of God in Brown County.
      Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Meridith-Clark Funeral Home
in Morgantown with the Rev. Sam Harrington officiating.  Calling will be 3
to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Greenwood
Cemetery.
Submitted by Mark E. Wirey