Josephine Aurelia (Hoff) McMillan, 88, of Greenwood, passed away July 6, 2021. She was born January 24, 1933 in Indianapolis to the late John E. and Mary Agnes Hoff. Josephine was a 1950 graduate of George Washington High School. She was employed with P.R. Mallory & Co. from 1950 until 1958. Josephine married Clarence “Mick” McMillan September 1, 1956 and he preceded her in death August 5, 2012. After leaving P.R. Mallory she worked tirelessly as a wife, mother and homemaker for the rest of her life.
Josephine was a lifelong learner and exceedingly well read. Her interests ranged from science and space to history and current events. Josephine’s skills as a writer were exceptional and she penned many poems, essays and short stories. She also loved to craft and had a way of turning simple materials or scraps into beloved keepsakes.
In later years, Josephine was able to take many trips with her children and loved to visit new places. She was able to see the ocean several times (and actually for the first time when she was around 82). There were also many trips to the mountains during which she was enthralled by the expansive views, wildlife and fresh air.
Josephine is survived by her loving children, Michael McMillan, Larry McMillan, Jennifer (Jack preceded her in death) Thompson, Cynthia McMillan and Natalie (Gary) Haynes; grandchildren, Drew (Elizabeth) Facsko, Amanda (Joe) Waters, Allison (Matt) Petrey, Andy (Kate) McMillan, Adam Haynes, Sarah Haynes, Sam Haynes and Anna Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Josie Thompson, Brayden McMillan, A.J. McMillan, Lola Petrey, Emma Hook, Bruce Facsko, Jensen Waters, Julian Waters, Clark Facsko, Grant Waters and Theo Petrey.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5171 West Smokey Row Road, Greenwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Hospice House. Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel. www.shirleybrothers.com.