BROCTON - Lynda Kae (Thorpe) Mills, age 68, of Central Ave., Brocton, N.Y., died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at Brooks Memorial Hospital, Dunkirk.
Lynda was born on June 25, 1943 in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late James Elmer and Ruby Dean (Lewis) Thorpe.
A Western New York resident most all her life, Lynda had owned and operated several restaurants in the Jamestown area prior to moving to Mesa, Ariz., in the early 1990's. She came back to this area in 2008 to be closer to family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crafts, entertaining her friends and trying new recipes. However, Lynda's family was most important to her. She was the proud grandmother of Jordin, Courtney, Haley, Thomas, Laura and Heather, and great grandmother to Carson.
Besides her grandchildren and great grandchild, Lynda survived by her husband, Leonard W. Mills, whom she married on Aug. 19, 2000 in Maple Springs, N.Y.; and her two daughters, Kelly (Villardo) Ward and her husband, Jeffrey of Willis, Texas, and Jody (Villardo) Johnston and her husband Mike, of Brocton, N.Y.
She is further survived by her sister, Cindy Maione, and her brother, Brian Thorpe, both of Jamestown, N.Y.
At Lynda's request, no calling hours will be observed. Services will be private.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmont Avenue, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
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