Her deep faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior assured her a place prepared for her in Heaven. She was not afraid to join her husband and other family and friends in Heaven.
Millie, as she was known to family and friends, was a loving wife and mom, sister, faithful friend, businesswoman, and community volunteer. Throughout her life she remained involved in activities that engaged family and friends, creating a wide variety of experiences and fond memories for all who spent time with her. Millie loved her large extended family dearly and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with them for shared meals, games, and travel.
During her high school years, she enjoyed sharing her school pride as a member of the Landon High School Color Guard, the Junior Girls Club, Delta Y-Teens, and Homemakers of America. In her senior year, she was engaged to her high school sweetheart, Navy Sailor and photographer William Thomas Stewart, then stationed in Jacksonville. Three days after her high school graduation, she travelled to Gillespie, IL, where they married.
As a proud Navy wife, Millie was able to travel and live in many places including Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; and Gourock, Scotland. Following Tom’s honorable discharge from the Navy, they chose to buy a home and settle in the St. Louis area. Although Millie lived 58 years in St. Louis, her heart was always in her hometown of Jacksonville, FL.
As a busy mom of four children, she always found time to volunteer in their schools, both in the office and classrooms, assist with Cub Scouts, serve as a Girl Scout Leader, and found time to bowl in a women’s league. She was artistic and enjoyed drawing, painting, sewing, and many other crafts.
She served on mayoral campaigns for the City of St. Louis and hosted many state level political fundraisers. She also volunteered at the Missouri Botanical Garden as an Auxiliary Board member for the Tower Grove House. Social clubs and events supporting charitable causes were also dear to her heart. Millie helped found the Collectiques women’s club, the first Red Hats Society club in St. Louis, and a less formal group of dear friends known as The Turtles.
Her career included working as a representative for Parker Pens and managing Santaland photography through the Polaroid corporation for all Famous-Barr locations. Following her husband’s death, she took over the ownership and management of Silver Image, Ltd.
She enjoyed traveling for visits with her family plus getaways with her longtime friends and forming new friendships while travelling with many senior tours. She was up for a trip at a moment’s notice, with the Atlantic Ocean and the beach at the top of her list of destinations.
Millie was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas Stewart; son, William David Stewart; parents, William Montgomery and Anna (nee Miller) Tutt; and grandson, Russell Marvin Glenn.
She is survived by two daughters, Tamara Herrmann of Swansea, IL, and Kelley Stewart (Dan Piotrowski, fiancé) of Mesa, AZ; a son, Ian Stewart (Nicole) of St. Louis, MO; her brother, William Tutt (Bev) of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Melissa Stewart (Mario Perez), Amanda Pruyn, Matthew Pruyn, Jonathan Pruyn, and Sabrina Stewart, Alex Herrmann (Tessa), Aimee Herrmann (Jonathan Huynh, fiance), Natali Herrmann, Gavin Stewart (Lonnie Tapia), Ian Westermayer, Stacy Cote (Russell), Brenda Cranson (Joel), Christopher Stewart, Josh Brett, Ashleigh Stewart, Jacob Stewart, eight great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A Celebration of Life will be held January 14, 2022, at Heartland Church, 6829 Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO 63129. Friends may gather at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship. A service will begin at noon followed by a procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO for interment at 1:15 p.m.