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Michael Ronald "Mike" Still
June 19, 1949 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
Michael Ronald Still, June 19, 1949-Nov. 14, 2023, Isaiah 64:8, Yet, You Lord, are our Father. We are the clay. You are the Potter. We are all the work of Your Hand.
Mike was born in Phoenix, Arizona – the late-in-life son of Fredrick R. Still and Margaret Haugh Still, both deceased. His brother, Freddie Still (Bev), was 17 years older and is deceased. Freddie and Bev were instrumental in involving Mike in Boy Scouts and in the Church of God-guiding him on his life-long path of service.
Mike graduated from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967 and then came to Indiana to attend Anderson College (now University), a Church of God, Christ-centered college, to achieve a Bachelor’s degree of Arts and Crafts in 1975 where he loved being a part of the Drama Club and the Booster Club. While attending Anderson he was part of a mission trip to Peru, South America. He then achieved a Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University in 1982. Mike accepted a position as the art teacher at Maconaquah School Corporation in 1977 and remained there for 31 years, retiring in 2008.
Mike was married to Gail Winget in 1973 whom he met at Anderson College, and they were blessed with three children, all who survive: Christian Still (Natalie); Adam Still (Stormie); Aaron Still (Amber). In 1998, Mike married Diana Proctor Snelling Still, alias “Princess Di” and he became her “Prince Charming (PC)”. Diana survives her Prince Charming. Diana’s son, Michael Snelling (Miranda) became a fourth son to Mike.
Mike truly believed that he was to be the hands of the Master Potter, the Almighty God, by using his talents and his mind to spread the “Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” so he embarked on the ministry of the Master’s Potter to show and tell others about Christ while making his beautiful, functional pottery on his potter’s wheel. He believed that we, as God’s children, are like clay in the hands of God, the Master Potter, being shaped and molded in His image.
When Mike married Di, also a true believer in being the hands of Christ, together they served the Lord through numerous public ministries: The walk to Emmaus, the Kairos Prison Ministry and the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Together they enjoyed displaying and selling his pottery at craft shows and historical re-enactments such as Mississinewa 1812 and Trail of Courage, always focusing on God as the Master Potter.
Mike enjoyed radio-controlled airplanes, riding motorcycles, riding his bike on Rails to Trails with friends, attending Tuesday morning Men’s Prayer Breakfasts, and serving South Creek Church of God. A couple of Mike’s “Prince Charming” attributes were that he always had a joke to tell, and that he was always ready to help anyone in need. Music of all genres was one of his passions and he was able to express that when singing in choirs. Mike was a “movie buff” and you did not want to play movie trivia with him!
Mike and Di made it a priority to interact with family and friends – with special attention to their grandchildren who survive: Hailey Still, Madelyn Still, Peyton Still, Rylee Still, Kyla Still Takata (David), Mia Still Crawford (Luke), Camdyn Still, Samara Still, Aurora Still, Cade Still and Cole Still; Bailey Snelling and Drew Snelling. Also surviving are a niece and nephew in Arizona and a niece in Georgia. He was preceded in death by his nephews, Wes Still and William Still.
A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Noon on Saturday December 2, 2023, at South Creek Church of God, 5937 S. Park Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Aaron Perry officiating. Friends are invited to visit with family from 10-12 pm Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s memory to the Anderson University Matching Scholarship fund through South Creek Church of God. This fund supports students attending Mike’s home church, South Creek, that will study at his alma mater, Anderson University. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.