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Michael Mills

Michael Mills

Manager/Owner/Director/Pre-need specialist

Mike was born in Alma, MI. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart in 1980. He attended Central Michigan University where he played football and graduated with a degree in Finance/Marketing. He married Jennifer in 1990. They have 4 children, Ryan, Michael Jr., Sean and Kathryn. In 1995 Mike went back to school and attended Wayne State University where he graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science. Mike and Jennifer purchased the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in 2009 and continue to serve the community with compassion and caring. Mike is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Eaton Rapids Lions Club, Eaton Rapids Knights of Columbus, Eaton Rapids Area Historical Society, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Telephone: 1-517-663-5331

Email: millsfuneralhome@outlook.com


Jennifer Mills

Jennifer Mills

Co-Owner/Director Assistant/Office Manager

Jennifer was born in Detroit. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy in 1979. She attended Central Michigan University for 2 years before relocating to Traverse City. Jennifer married Mike in 1990. They have 4 children, Ryan, Michael Jr., Sean and Kathryn. Jennifer has been very active with her children. She has been a cub scout leader, brownie leader, track, soccer, t-ball and softball coach. She assists her husband with all aspects of running the funeral home. Jennifer is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Eaton Rapids Hospital Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, Women Working Wonders,  She also volunteers at Eaton Rapids Schools, Capital Area Humane Society, and delivers Meals on Wheels.

Telephone: 1-517-663-5331

Email: millsfuneralhome@outlook.com


Michael Mills Jr.

Michael Mills Jr.

Director

Michael is a graduate of Bath High School and a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Michael is now working side by side with his parents, Mike and Jennifer, as a licensed funeral director. Michael is a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and enjoys volunteering his time where he can.

Telephone: 1-517-663-5331


Jordan Odell

Jordan Odell

Director

Jordan grew up in Charlotte, MI. He graduated from University of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and was a funeral director for Gorsline-Runcimen Funeral Home for 24 years before purchasing the Shelly Funeral Home in 1988. He married Kathleen Tripp and they have 3 children, Scott, Nathan and Eric. Jordan is a member of the Eaton Rapids First United Methodist Church, Chancel Choir, Lions Club, Eaton Rapids Medical Center Board of Directors, Eaton Rapids Medical Center Auxiliary. Jordan continues to help oversee the funeral home operations to ensure continued quality care and service to the community.


Kathleen Odell

Kathleen Odell

Advisor

Kathleen grew up on a farm between Eaton Rapids and Mason. She attended Michigan State University, raised 3 sons and later was a pre-school teacher at the Child Enrichment Center in Holt. She began assisting her husband Jordan at the funeral home in 1990. Kathy is a member of the Eaton Rapids First United Methodist Church, Priscilla Circle, Eaton Rapids Medical Center Auxiliary and the Eaton Rapids Business and Professional Women's Club. Kathy remains active with the funeral home, assisting with families needs during visitations and funerals.


Mike McGhan

Mike McGhan

Funeral Director Assistant

Mike has been with at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel for over 10 years. He is a member of Robbins United Methodist Church, Eaton Rapids Lions Club and the Eaton Rapids Paddle Club.


Darrell Herriff

Darrell Herriff

Funeral Director Assistant

Darrell grew up in Albion and graduated from Ferris State University. He and Judy were married at Robbins UMC in 1966. He worked for Oldsmobile Division for 32 years on the financial staff. Darrell and Judy have two children and four grandchildren. He is a member of Robbins UMC and the Eaton Rapids Lions club. Darrell started part-time at Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel in 1996.


Phil Hutson

Phil Hutson

Funeral Director Assistant

Phil has been working at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel for over 7 years. He is a member of the Eaton Rapids Lions Club and Robbins United Methodist Church. Phil is our fleet operations manager. He is married to Lynn Houston.


Steve Ketchum

Steve Ketchum

Funeral Director Assistant

Steve has been working with the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel for 2 years. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church and works part time at Menard's. He is an avid hunter and is married to Joy Ketchum.


Bruce Nettleman

Funeral Director Assistant



Ryan Grisdale

Ryan Grisdale

Computer Technician

Ryan is the son of Michael and Jennifer Mills. He graduated from Lansing Community College with a degree in Computer networking. He is currently working for Innovative Software Services, Inc. based out of Eaton Rapids. Ryan services all of our technical equipment on location.


Sean Mills

Sean Mills

Funeral Director Assistant

Sean graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 2011. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he is studied Pre-Med. He plans on continuing his education to become a doctor. Sean has been working at the funeral home since 2009 in all aspects of the business.


Kathryn Mills

Funeral Director Assistant



Keith Abrahamson

Funeral Director Assistant



Scott Paradis

Scott Paradis

Funeral Director Assistant

Scott was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. After graduating, he accepted a position in the health care field in Jackson and retired from the State of Michigan Prison Pharmacy with 32 years of service. Scott is a member of St. Peter Council Knights of Columbus, member of the Bishop Kenneth J. Povish Assembly Knights of Columbus, past president of the Charlotte Optimist Club and the past Lieutenant Governor for the Optimist Michigan District Zone 7. Scott and his wife Jane reside in Eaton Rapids and are members of St. Peter Catholic Church.


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