McCully, Mildred Jane (Farthing) of Kalamazoo Millie, age 89, peacefully passed away on March 1, 2017, in the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, Michigan after an extended illness. She was born on April 10, 1927 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of English immigrant Harold Cuthbert Ethelwolf Farthing of England, and Rhoda Mary Moyle of Ishpeming, Michigan. Millie was the second of 3 children: Frank the eldest and Roberta the youngest. She grew up in Mattawan and graduated from Mattawan High School. Mildred continued her education at Western Michigan University WMU, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree at a time when women infrequently attended college and rarely earned a degree. She was very proud of her education and passed along a love of learning in her sons. Upon graduation from WMU, Mildred worked as a Home Economics teacher in Vermontville and Albion. During the post-WWII housing boom, Mildred worked for Consumers Power demonstrating the latest stoves and ranges to homemakers, helping them learn to use these new appliances as electrification projects spread through rural Southwestern Michigan. After establishing a successful career, Mildred married Robert Dean McCully of Kalamazoo, and raised two sons, Dean and Brian. Millie and her husband, Robert (Bob), worked for several years at The Upjohn Company. Upon retirement, they traveled frequently to visit their eldest son Dean, in Arizona, then in California. They enjoyed frequent trips to Binder Park Zoo and the Air Zoo with their grandson, Nathanael. As charter members, she and Bob were also deeply involved with Covenant United Reformed Church. Surviving are her husband: Robert; sister: Roberta (Ralph) Gotham; two sons: Dean (Lisa) McCully and Brian (Barbara) McCully; grandson: Nathanael McCully; sister-in-law: Edna Farthing and several generations of nieces and great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; brother: Frank Farthing and daughter-in-law, Tami (Bruinsma) McCully. Graveside services for Mildred will be at 11:30am on Monday, March 6, at Maple Grove Cemetery, 24500 Red Arrow Hwy, Mattawan. A service to celebrate Mildred's life with a gathering in Michigan will be held in the summer of 2017 with details to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Heritage Community Foundation. This organization provided support to Mildred and her family in a professional and caring manner for many months prior to her passing. Alternately, a donation in Mildred's name to a breast cancer agency of your choice, or to any youth education fund, would be appreciated. Arrangements were entrusted to Langeland Family funeral Homes. Please visit Mildred's personalized webpage for directions or to leave a condolence to her family at www.langelands.com.