Mildred “Millie” Mae Klingerman, 83, of Noblesville, IN, was ushered from her home to Glory on Tuesday evening, August 14, 2018. She was born on March 22, 1935, in Lydick, IN, to Orville J. Gamble, Sr. and Bessie M. (Norris) Gamble. She graduated from South Bend Central High School in 1953. She married the love of her life, Charles L. Klingerman, on December 23, 1952. Having accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior, it was a sweet ending for Millie’s earthly life and a glorious beginning for her eternal life as she passed away on the second anniversary of Charles’ death.
Preferring to serve behind the scenes, Millie was known for her cooking and baking prowess, most notably for her delicious pies, cinnamon rolls, noodles, candy, scotcheroos, and tapioca pudding. She enjoyed trying new recipes, sewing, cross stitch, reading, hosting family gatherings, and vacations to Gulf Shores, Alabama. She worked at the Clay Township Assessor’s Office for 20 years, retiring in 2015 to care for Charles. Millie was a faithful member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church, formerly Northeast Baptist Church, in Indianapolis for 50 years. She was a wonderful example of a godly wife and mother, diligent in her Bible reading and prayer life. Proverbs 31:28 says, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” She was well loved by family and friends and will be greatly missed. Millie was grateful for the extra love and attentiveness demonstrated by her children in her final days. The family wants to express their gratitude and appreciation to Great Lakes Caring Hospice for their concern and gentle care for their mom during the last twelve days of her life.
In addition to her parents and husband, Millie was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ruth Klingerman; brothers, O. James Gamble, Jr. and Ronald L. Gamble; and brothers-in-law, Kenneth L. Rininger, Kenneth E. Klingerman, Chester B. Klingerman, and Albert R. Klingerman, Jr. She is survived by five children, Jeffrey (Brenda) Klingerman of Noblesville, IN; Gregory (Connie) Klingerman of Fishers, IN; Sandra (Gregory) Borgen of Lidgerwood, ND; Linda (Randall) Besecker of Lebanon, OH; and Brian (Brenda) Klingerman of Fishers, IN; eleven grandchildren, Jason (Sarah) Klingerman, Amy Biesemeyer, Michael (Lisa) Biesemeyer, Todd Klingerman, Melinda (Christopher) Sutton, Allison Stevens, Stacie Borgen, Alexandra Besecker, Jessica (Derek) Todd, Robert Klingerman, and Trisha Klingerman; and thirteen great grandchildren, Ella, Justus, Kate, and Solomon Klingerman; Rowan, Finnian, and Liam Biesemeyer; Madelyn Baker; Colton Plank; Cali Sutton; Lucas Stevens; and Wesley and Macy Todd. She is also survived by a brother, Kim N. (Mary) Gamble of Mishawaka, IN; sisters-in-law, Nancy Gamble of Granger, IN, and Frances Gamble of Hestand, KY; and brother-in-law, Wendell F. Klingerman of Walkerton, IN.
Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice Foundation, 900 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49202 (GreatLakesCaringHospiceFoundation.org) or Thru the Bible, P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena, CA 91109 (ttb.org).
Family and friends will gather on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 8140 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis, IN, where the funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment is at Union Chapel Cemetery, 8306 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis, IN.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family with arrangements.
Thru the Bible
P.O. Box 7100, Pasadena CA 91109
Great Lakes Hospice Foundation
900 Cooper Street, Jackson MI 49202