Mildred Putnam Feb. 26, 1915-Feb. 13, 2008

May 25, 2015


Mildred Miller Putnam, 92, of Huron, passed away peacefully, under hospice care, on Feb. 13, 2008.

Known to many as "Millie," she was born in New Providence, Ky., on Feb. 26, 1915.

She graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky in 1935, and was a high school home economics, English, and music teacher before marrying Loren "Puttie" Putnam in 1940. Millie made a strong contribution to Puttie's career as a professor at the Ohio State University, and director of the OSU FranzTheodore Stone Laboratory atPut-In-Bay, South Bass Island.

She was a member of the OSU University Women's Club, the Worthington Ohio Historical Society, and the Worthington Women's Club. She also helped for years with "Buckeye Bargains."

She was an active member and supporter of the Presbyterian Church, and played in the bell choir. She loved bridge, and helping many of Puttie's graduate students and their children.

In retirement, Millie and Puttie enjoyed travel and spending many summers on Lake Erie without having to work. She also enjoyed living in Fort Collins, Colo. for more than 12 years, where she was close to son Steve and his wife Judith. In July, 2007, Millie, Steve and Judith relocated to Huron. Millie enjoyed being back by the "Lake" and seeing the familiar sights in this area.

She is survived by her son, Steve Putnam and his wife Judith, of Huron. Private services will be scheduled at a later date. Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron, is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to New Life Hospice of Lorain, 5255 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035, or to Stone Laboratory, on memo line put "Putnam Scholarship" and mail to, The Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212. Condolences may be sent at