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Mildred S. Brubaker

November 5, 1926 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 91)


Mildred S. Brubaker, 91, of Mount Joy went to heaven peacefully at home on December 29, 2017. She will be missed by her daughters Linda (Jerry) Rudy, Barbara Payne, and Carol McNamee, along with seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, Adam, Kitsy, Lucas, Hannah, and Claire Rudy of Yorba Linda, CA; Joseph, Abigail and Benjamin Rudy of Crestview, FL; Stephen and Heidi Rudy of San Antonio, TX; Abigail, Tommy, Conan, Molly and Fionn McGuire of Columbus, OH; Emily Payne of Mount Joy; Kadee, Brandon, Zion and Irie Style of Lancaster, PA; and Joshua McNamee of Elizabethtown, PA.  Her husband of 63 years of marriage, Clarence B. Brubaker, and a grandson, Michael Rudy preceded her in death.

Millie was the sixth of ten children born to Roy and Barbara Shelly.  Her surviving siblings are Mary (Luke) Gerber of Columbia, PA; Miriam (Bill) Fink of Manheim, PA; and Paul (Bernita) Shelly of Mount Joy, PA. David, Leroy, Almos, and Rufus Shelly, Elizabeth Wise, and Barbara Longenecker preceded her in death.

After completing eighth grade, she helped her parents manage the Shelly family by being the cook and baker for a family of nine.  She baked cupcakes and bread and even up to 50 pies a week to take to market in addition to working at the Lincoln Restaurant in Mount Joy. Later, she assisted several families care for their babies locally and in Maryland.

On May 7, 1950, she married Clarence B. Brubaker and became a farmer’s wife. She was blessed to be the mother of three daughters.  She would also say that she had an “adopted “ son, Dan Fitzkee, who spent summers helping on the farm.

Her life was filled with caring for her family, helping on the farm, teaching Sunday school, sewing and mending clothes, managing a garden, canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, and cooking and baking.  Millie was known for her delicious pies and cakes including shoo fly pie and chocolate cake with peanut butter icing.  Eating a meal made by Millie was always a delight and no one went away hungry. Throughout the years, her home was always open to people who needed a place to stay.

In 1963, she started working in the cafeteria at Donegal High School. A year later she moved to Beahm Jr. High where she worked until 1988, earning the title of manager.  She then moved to the Donegal Middle School where she was the manager until her retirement in 1991.  Millie attended Community Bible Church of Marietta.

Millie was a humble lady who loved unconditionally, often praying for her family, extended family, and friends.  She never complained about her aches and pains and was always ready to lend a helping hand.  In her free time, she loved to read which took her on many adventures.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Community Bible Church, 331 Anderson Ferry Road, Marietta.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.  To send an online condolence, please visit

 Service Information

Memorial Service
January 5, 2018

4:00 PM
Community Bible Church
331 Anderson Ferry Road
Marietta, PA 17547

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