Mildred Fern Mitchell was born December 2, 1919 in Thurber, Texas to parents, Lee Mitchell and Winnie Jane Havins Mitchell. Their family then moved to Strawn and later to Ranger when Mildred was five. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1937. She went on to attend Brantley-Draughon Business College and graduated in 1939. Mildred married Eugene Kribbs on August 18, 1940 in Fort Worth. She worked for Killingsworth Hardware Store in Ranger as the secretary and bookkeeper. The Kribbs' moved to Dallas in 1950. Later, she worked for Sanger-Harris in Dallas in the fine jewelry department for 17 years. The Kribbs' moved to Breckenridge from Dallas in 1976 where they were both members of First Baptist Church. Mildred was a charter member of Triple L and was the planning coordinator. She was also the coordinator for the children's department at the church. In 2012, Mrs. Kribbs moved to Midlothian to live with her daughter several years after Mr. Kribbs passed away. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Kribbs; her parents, Lee and Winnie Mitchell; one brother and one sister.
Kribbs is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Ross of Midlothian, Diane Anderson and husband Jim of Flower Mound; grandchildren, Rhonda Welch and Randy Ross of Midlothian, Staci Taylor of Corinth, Amy Dickey of Commerce City, CO, and Travis Anderson of Plano; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Gideon's International or the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at www.morehartmortuary.net.