Ada L. (Zeller) Milliken, 99, of Mansfield died on January 10 at the Madonna Manor Nursing Home in North Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Franklin L. Milliken who died in 1966.
Born in Walpole, on August 1, 1914, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Martha (Ladd) Zeller. She was educated in Walpole, Taunton, and Mansfield schools and was a 1931 graduate of Walpole High School.
Prior to retiring in 1999, Mrs. Milliken served for 20 years as the Assistant Director for the Mansfield Council on Aging. She had previously been employed for 32 years as a secretary to the late Dr. Anthony Gasson of Mansfield.
Mrs. Milliken was a longtime member of the Congregational Church of Mansfield where she had also formerly served as a clerk. She had made her home in Mansfield for the past 90 years.
She leaves her daughter Beatrice Knowles and her husband Beryl of Mansfield and the late Margery King, and her sister Elmer L. Zeller of Wrentham. She was predeceased by her brother Wallace Zeller. She also leaves her grandchildren Laurie Chace of North Attleboro, Ronald King, Paul King, Kathy Risotti and David Knowles all of Mansfield and Jon Knowles of Johnston, RI, and her great grandchildren, Ryan King, Courtney Chace, Nicole Chace, Tyler Risotti and Austin Risotti.
The funeral service, to which relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend, will be held on January 18th at 11 a.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 North Main St., Mansfield. Private burial will take place in the Spring Brook Cemetery, Mansfield.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday morning prior to the services from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home.
Those who wish, may remember Mrs. Milliken with a donation in her memory to the Memorial Fund of the Congregational Church of Mansfield, 17 West St., Mansfield, MA 02048
To send Ada’s family a message of condolence, please visit www.shermanjackson.com