Mildred Ippolito, 84 of Springfield formerly of Witt, IL passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on November 23, 1934 the daughter of Joseph and Dorcas Lapsansky. Millie had an associates degree in Liberal Arts from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield and an associates degree in Horticulture/landscape design from Kishwaukee College in Malta. She worked for the military and naval department for eleven years and later retired from the State Board of Education. Her favorite things to do were taking vacations, playing slot machines, watching horse races (and betting on them), reading and having picnics. There are two sayings Millie liked, one was: “If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a life time.” And “Help others if you can. If you can’t help, at least do no harm.”
Surviving are her daughter: Melody Lyons of Lincoln, IL and four auxiliary children: Sue Nation, Jennifer Walker, Roberta Johnson and Robert Lovell; Brother Alvin Lapsansky. She is preceded in death by her parents.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Witt Cemetery in Witt, IL with Pastor Luanna Stewart officiating.
Memorials may be made to Greenpeace or other environmental organizations. Millie says “recycle! recycle! recycle!” “It’s later than you think.”
Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.