Mildred Maxine Binney, a 91 year old resident of Trenton, MO, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Baptist Home in Chillicothe, MO, where she has resided for the past five weeks.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton. A scheduled visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Mildred was born on April 8, 1921 at the Shaw family home the daughter of Lyman Scott and Viola Gertrude (Ishmael) Shaw. She was married to Buell Francis Binney on September 6, 1942 in Lawrence, KS; he preceded her in death on June 13, 2004.
She attended one room rural schools and graduated from Trenton High School, class of 1939. She was announced the state track and field meet queen in 1939. After attending one year of Trenton Junior College, she attended Casterâ€™s Beauty School in Kansas City, after completion she returned to Trenton and opened her business as the Plaza Beauty Shop, below the Plaza Hotel from 1941 to 1945. Mildred and Buell moved to their family farm in 1945. After raising her kids and being involved in various clubs, she opened her beauty shop in her home from 1958 to 1982. In retirement years, she enjoyed farming, gardening, flowers, travel, painting, making rugs, family times, friends, and her cat, Cash. She was a model to those near her of how to live a full life. She believed in her Lord and that there is greatness in everyone she knew.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary for 50 years, Rebeccah Lodge for 50 years, Trenton Garden Club for 25 years, Friendly Circle Extension Club, and the Prairie View Methodist Church.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Kay Green (Ben) of Chillicothe, MO; 3 sons, Richard Binney (Mary) of Kansas City, MO, Jim Binney of Trenton, MO; and David Binney (Sue) of Columbia, MO; and a sister Kathryn Cleeton of Trenton; 9 grandchildren, Robert, Michelle (Lee), Katrina (Mark), Kristina (David), Jon, Becky (Nathan), Beth (Warren), Amy, Jeff; and 14 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter in law, Deb Binney.
In lieu of flowers her family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the N.C.M.C. or the Deb Binney Memorial Fund. These memorial contributions will be used to fund the construction of the kitchen in the "Lodge," for families of patients in the St. Lukeâ€™s Heart Institute; these may be left at or mailed to the Resthaven Mortuary at P.O. Box 587, Trenton, MO, 64683.