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MILLVILLE — Family and friends from around the country will gather to celebrate the 100th birthday of city resident Luella (Hess) Dreyer at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at

Millville’s First Assembly of God.

Over the years the sharp, retired math teacher from northern New York state, was known for her diligent and caring kindness, according to the Rev. Gerritt W. Kenyon, pastor emeritus.

“She has left her mark in the community with her tutoring, helping friends – especially in the times of illness – volunteering in the church office, including bookkeeping, vacation Bible school, a Cub Scout den mother, various service groups, and the last several years as a secretary of the Seniors 4 Life network group,” Kenyon said.

Born in Lowville, N.Y., Dreyer, graduated from NY State College for teachers in Albany (now known as SUNY). She also took grad courses from University of Wisconsin and Rowan University.

She taught five years in New York before her family moved to Millville in 1950. From 1965 to 1985, she taught college prep math and French at Millville Memorial High School.

“I’m very proud of the successful careers that many of my former students have had”, Dreyer said. “I would tell my students, ‘You’re going to go far beyond what I have accomplished.’”

Physically and mentally active in the last 10 years, her travels have included the west coast, a hot air balloon ride, the Grand Canyon, driving alone around Glacier National Park, and traveling above the Arctic Circle in Alaska. She’s also driven seven times to Lowville, and visited New Hampshire. All the while active locally including a monthly small school teacher luncheon, active on the computer, texting, doing word puzzles and games, and very seldom missing church.

The Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce bestowed on her the Pride In Millville award four years ago, who now in addition to three sons, has nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grands. She lives in the Millville home that her father built in his later life where she has enjoyed her flowers and yard.

“As I look back at the 100 years God has given me, I am more than thankful,” said Dreyer, with reflection. “Without countless answers to prayer and God’s watchful care, I would never had made it this far. I want to give Him all the praise and glory for all the events in my lifetime.”

Dreyer also shared a lesson, referring to Proverbs 3: 5,6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”

When learning of the public gathering, Luella asked that in lieu of gifts, with “Timothy’s Abobe,” a mission close to her heart be remembered, designated through Millville Assembly tagged “Timothy’s Abobe.” The website is http://timothysabode.org
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