In 2009, Michael and Jennifer Mills purchased the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home. Jordan and Kathleen Odell continue to have an important role in providing the compassionate care that families have come to expect. In 2016, Michael Mills Jr. graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and joins his parents in serving the community as a licensed funeral director. In 2017, The Mills family felt it was the proper time to change the name of the funeral home, which is now called Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel.
Michael and Jennifer are very active in the community. They belong to the Eaton Rapids Lions Club, Eaton Rapids Knight of Columbus, St. Peter Catholic Church, Hospital Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, and volunteer at the Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Meals On Wheels and the Capital Area Humane Society.
They have 4 children, Ryan, Michael Jr., Sean and Kathryn that also play various roles at the funeral home.