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Elizabeth Mills

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Elizabeth (Liz) Mills, 42, was surrounded by her loving family as she entered Heaven’s gate after experiencing a prolonged pneumonia illness. Liz was blessed to be born into a large family which included her dear twin sister and five wonderful brothers.

Life was not always easy for Liz, as she battled health issues for many years. She developed a serious auto-immune disease in the last eight years of her life, which left her in a weakened condition and did not allow her to do many of the things that she had previously loved to do.

Liz will always be remembered for her carefree, loving spirit. She was generous and gracious in all things. She loved animals and cared for numerous pets, but her greatest love was for her daughter, Audrey, with whom she cherished many special memories. Family and friend relationships were also very important to Liz and brought her much joy.

Those left to cherish her memory are her parents, Joe and Debbie Roney of Des Moines; her daughter, Audrey Mills, of New Palestine, IN; her twin sister, Sarah (Harold) Otis of Clive; brothers, Joe (Brenda) Roney of Des Moines, Caleb (Adrienne) Roney of Des Moines, Stephen (Ashley) Roney of Cumming, David (Sarah) Roney of Windsor Heights, and Benjamin (Mariana) Roney of Tampa, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 9 from 9 to 11 AM; service at 11 AM at Grace Church, 4200 E 25th Street, Des Moines. Committal will take place at 2 PM at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sheepgate (formerly Teen Challenge).

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