Judie Mills

KENT — Judie Mills, 80, of Kent, died Aug. 18, 2018, at Sharon Hospital after a brief illness.

Judie was born March 17, 1938, in Russell, Kan. 

She attended Kansas University and the Oklahoma College for Woman. 

She moved to New York City in 1960 and began a career in publishing. She worked as an art director for McGraw Hill and Franklin Watts, both in New York City, and for Millbrook Press in Brookfield, Conn. 

She also wrote two biographies for young adults, on John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. A lifelong Democrat, Judie loved animals, books and the movies.

She is survived by her best friend and longtime companion, Mary Ellen Casey of Kent; and her cousin Pat Mahoney of Hot Springs, Ark. 

She was predeceased by her brother, Michael Mills.

All services are private. The Kenny Funeral Home has care of arrangements.