Mildred L. Tanner

Leave a message of condolence


202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/30/2013 18:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 8/31/2013 11:00:00

Mildred L. Tanner, age 92, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Villa Angela Care Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on August 5, 1921 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Halden and Leona (Haag) Buckingham and had been a life long Willard resident. She was a 1938 graduate of New Haven High School and then attended the Oberlin School of Commerce. She had worked at the Goodyear Rubber Company in Akron and later as legal secretary for Attorney Joe Dush for 38 years. Mrs. Tanner was member of the former Willard Presbyterian Church where she served as financial secretary, a life member of the Willard Historial Society, B.P.W., and a member of the Eastern Stars Superior Chapter #328.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ila and Chuck Clickenger of Columbus; one granddaughter, Anna Margaret Clickenger of St. Paul, MN; two grandsons, George and Charlie Clickenger both of Columbus; four great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Buckingham of Willard; sister-in-law, Doris Buckingham of Sandusky; brother-in-law, Clarence and Thelma Tanner of Orange, CA; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Tanner of Wooster; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, David Craig Tanner in 2000; three brothers, Robert, David and Halden Buckingham; and one sister, Evelyn Buckingham.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 with Reverend Richard Bower officiating. Burial will be held at later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Glen Echo Presbyterian Church, 221 Cliffside Drive, Columbus, OH 43202. Online condolences can be made at


Tania Weaver-Gomes - Oct 2, 2013

Ila and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, she was such a wonderful Lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis Myers - Aug 29, 2013

So sorry to hear of Millys’ passing . Wanda and i along with our sons are grateful to have seen and talked to her a few weeks a go. Milly was a wonderful and kind lady , always good to me and my family .There will always be a special place in my heart for her .

Jim & Karen Tanner - Aug 28, 2013

We are sorry for your loss and we will always have very fond memories of her.

Shane Nanney - Aug 27, 2013

Milly was such a wonderful soul. I have missed her greatly since I moved from Willard, but have thought kindly upon her for many years. May she rest in peace and her family know just how much she was loved by so many.

gladys hicks - Aug 27, 2013

To the family of Mildred Tanner, please accept my condolences. My husband and myself were her friend. She and I exchanged many good recipes, She was a lovely lady and I’m sure she will be sadly missed… Mrs Willis Hicks

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Aug 27, 2013

Ila and family, I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. May it help to know that others share and care in your sorrow. May God offer you and your family peace and comfort.

Linda (Buckingham) Brush - Aug 27, 2013

I am truly sorry to hear of Mildred’s passing. She was a wonderful person that made me feel welcome. She and Craig were kind hearted folks that touched many lives, including mine. Rest in peace, beautiful lady!

Cledith & Linda Franks - Aug 26, 2013

We are sorry to hear about Millie. She was a great neighbor.We wont be able to come to her service as we will be out of town. But will be thinking about her family during this time. Lean on God.