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Mildred Anne ChastainPassing: March 3, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, March 10th @ 11:00 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, March 9th @ 4:00-7:00 pm

Saturday, March 10th @ 10:00 -11:00 am


Freedom Cemetery

Saturday, March 10th

MITCHELL – Mildred Anne (Wade) Chastain, 87, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born June 16, 1930, in northwestern Washington County, she was the daughter of Oscar Elmer and Mary Evaline (Phipps) Wade.  She married Elmo Chastain December 25, 1950, in Campbellsburg with Elmo’s grandfather officiating.  Elmo preceded her in death January 3, 2014.

She was educated in Washington County schools and graduated from Campbellsburg High School in 1949.  Elmo and Mildred purchased a farm in southeastern Lawrence County in 1957 and remained there 56 years.  The farming operation mainly involved raising corn, soybeans, hogs and cattle.

Mildred’s faith in Jesus Christ was evident throughout her teenage and adult years.  She was a faithful member of the Fishing Creek Chapel congregation, attending over 60 years serving as secretary for many years and was a long time piano accompanist during services.  Church members were truly an extended family as evidenced through the care, concern and visitations of Fishing Creek members that helped take her to services and meetings at church.

Michael (Anne) Chastain of Culver
Connie (Larry) Smith of Mitchell
Teresa Chastain of Mitchell
Darrin (Kim) Chastain of Mitchell
Ashley Chastain, Jordan (Ashley) Chastain, Amy (Nate) Hendershott, Ryan (Paloma) Chastain, Jacob (Katie) Smith
6 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and all siblings.  Mildred was the youngest child and had four siblings die in their infancy with only one older sibling that lived a full life – Ruth Irene Wade, who passed in 2005.

The service of worship celebrating Mildred’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Yancy Unger officiating.  Burial will be in Freedom Cemetery off East State Road 60 near Carter’s Creek Christian Church.

Visitation with family will be from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts: Fishing Creek Chapel

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Penny P Smiddie | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: March 10, 2018
    Teresa, god bless you all in this time of sadness. Prayers and hugs. Your friend. Penny
  2. Guest: Scott & Karen Suddarth | Mitchell, IN
    Date: March 9, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless. Love, Scott, Karen, and Morgan Suddarth
  3. Guest: Pat Rasnic | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: March 9, 2018
    I remember your mom as my Sunday School teacher, neighbor, friend, so many roles. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers during the loss of your mother.
  4. Guest: Sandy and Jack Knapp | Salem, IN
    Date: March 8, 2018
    Darrin and family so sorry for your loss. We are praying for all of you. May God comfort you..
  5. Guest: Tim Stroud | MITCHELL, Indiana
    Date: March 8, 2018
    Darrin & family, Sorry for your loss. God bless.
  6. Guest: Susan Mather | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: March 7, 2018
    Teresa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Guest: Tom & Nicole Goeglein | Clearwater, Florida
    Date: March 7, 2018
    We’re very sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. She’s remembered as a kind and sweet lady. Though we can’t be there, our thoughts are with you and the family. We hope you can find comfort in the special memories of her. Love, Tom & Nicole
  8. Guest: Susan Chastain Kay | Blaine, tn
    Date: March 7, 2018
    So sorry for your loss.
  9. Guest: Majorie Roll | Fredericksburg, IN
    Date: March 7, 2018
    So sorry for the loss of a good friend. Have special memories growing up in Campbellsburg. Prayers to the family!
  10. Guest: Julie (Brumfield) Steinke | Louisville, Kentucky
    Date: March 7, 2018
    So sorry to hear of Mildred's passing. I will always remember her and her music at Fishing Creek when I was young. Our prayers and thought are with you and the family. Julie (Brumfield) Steinke
  11. Guest: Judy & jerry Myers | Campbellsburg, IN
    Date: March 6, 2018
    When I think of Mildred Ann it brings a smile as she was such a Special person. When you visited with her YOU always felt better when you left. Aunt Harriette said "you don't get stars in your crown while here" and your family will have a lot of stars as you took such good care of her. We cannot be there but you will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Cousin Judy
  12. Guest: Karlene Priest | Bloomfield, IN
    Date: March 6, 2018
    Connie, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I can't be there in person, but know my thoughts are with you.
  13. Guest: Carla Yates | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 5, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Thinking of all of you. Sending prayers for all.
  14. Guest: Susan Warren | Loogootee, IN
    Date: March 5, 2018
    Sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. She will live with you forever in your heart. With love and prayers, Susan and Cliff Warren
  15. Guest: Linda Scoggan | Orleans, IN 47452
    Date: March 5, 2018
    Mildred was a grand lady and a true prayer warrior. Jerry and I will miss her smile and gentle teasing on Sunday mornings. God's Blessing
  16. Guest: Donna Chastain | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: March 5, 2018
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Mildred will be remembered for her kindness, loving manner and I fell her sense of humor. Keeping your family in my prayers.
  17. Guest: Pam Norman | Mitchell In
    Date: March 5, 2018
    She was such a beautiful lady inside and out. A mentor and great friend for many years. I will miss her.
  18. Guest: Mary Lagle ( Pauline ) | Mitchell
    Date: March 4, 2018
    Darren & Kim , so very sorry about the lost of your Mother praying for comfort for you and your family.