Mildred Mae (Cole) Langford, former long-time resident of Sharon, died peacefully Jan. 14, 2020, at home in West Bloomfield, Mich., after a long decline of health. Along with Arthur, her late husband who went to be with the Lord in 2016, Millie moved to Michigan in 2014 to be closer to family. She is now in the arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
Mrs. Langford was born in Sharon on Nov. 4, 1926, to Harold Clair and Prudence Matilda (Stewart) Cole, then spent all but her last six years in Sharon. Millie graduated from Sharon High School in 1944. She married Arthur L. Langford, Jr. on Sept. 4, 1948, and celebrated 67 years of marriage with him.
Mildred leaves a son, David (Cindy) of West Chester, Pa., and daughter, Lois (Tom) of Commerce Township, Mich.; a foster daughter, Laura Holman, of Youngstown; two brothers, David Cole of Sharpsville, and Willis Cole of Chambersburg, Pa.; her late brother H. Edwin Cole; and five foster grandchildren, Brandy, Jeremy, Amber, Carrie, and Julia.
Although she was raised in the church her whole life, she did not accept Jesus as her Savior until 1964, which she would say was the most important event of her life. She would also say that all other important events were those of her family's accomplishments. She was a wife and housewife most of her life, but worked at Mott Robertson's when she was young, and then worked for Christian Associates of the Shenango Valley to help put her children through college.
At the age of 16, her mother died, and with her father working long hours in the steel mill, Mildred basically raised her three younger brothers.
A Celebration Service for both Mildred and Arthur will be held in warmer weather, at 11 a.m. April 4, 2020, at First United Methodist Church, 237 W Silver St, Sharon, conducted by Rev. Bill Rudge of Bill Rudge Ministries.
A celebration of life will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p,m. on April 4 at First United Methodist Church.
Published on February 2, 2020