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Edna M. Miller

November 13th, 1921 – May 17th, 2022

Edna M. Miller, 100, of Rushville, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Apostolic Christian Restmor Care Center in Morton, IL. She was born on November 13, 1921 at the family home near Browning, IL, the daughter of Lossie and Lula (Gibson) Bollinger. Edna married David E. Miller on February 21, 1942. David preceded Edna in death on February 16, 2012.

Edna was a farm wife and active in her community as a 4-H Leader, and a member of Schuyler County Home Extension. She was an active member of the Bader Christian Church.

Also preceding her in death are her parents, brother, Virgil Bollinger, 5 sisters, Donna Wehmeier, Hermenia Egbert, Inez Egbert, Betty Riebling and Marilyn Orwig, and son-in-law, Cecil Davis.

Survivors are one son, Roger (and Billie) Miller of Polk City, IA, 2 daughters, Kathleen (and Ronald) Schoenfelder of Bradenton, FL and Sally Davis of East Peoria, IL, 5 grandchildren; Melanie (and Larry) Ellis of Hardesty, OK, Mike (and Brooke) Miller of Clive, IA, Will (and Jessica) Miller of Canon City, CO, Sarah (and Darren) Schoenfelder of Raton, New Mexico, and Emily Schoenfelder of Morton, IL, 8 great-grandchildren, Colter and Lily Ellis, Charlotte, Gage, Reid and Greyson Miller, and Evan and Ivy Miller.

Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Brother Matt Haberman officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Mud Valley Cemetery with Elder Melvin Mohler officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be mailed to the Bader Christian Church, c/o Mary Ann Baker, Superintendent, PO Box 272, Astoria, IL 61501 or the Mud Valley Church, C/O Gordon Miller, Trustee, 13486 Hell Ridge Road, Browning, IL 62624.

Condolences


May 18th, 2022

Mom and I are so very sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. Love Donna and Lenore Boyd.

May 18th, 2022

So very sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

May 19th, 2022

Great lady..she will be missed

May 19th, 2022

Sally and family sorry for your loss

May 19th, 2022

Roger and Billie you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

May 19th, 2022

Sally our thoughts and prayers are with you. Karen and Steve Hutton

May 19th, 2022

Sally - Your mom was a great example to all of us - even though I only knew her through you. Praying for you and your family.

May 19th, 2022

Davie & Edna were two of the best. It was such a pleasure for mom and me to go there for HEA/HCE. I will be unable to attend Saturday, but will be remembering all of you in prayer. Judith/Judy (Skiles) Anderson

May 20th, 2022

Im sorry for your lose. I worked at The Garden I'll miss her
Tammy Workman Peterman

May 20th, 2022

Sorry for the passing of Edna n knew her well as I am a 1st cousin of Mildred who was I adored both

May 20th, 2022

Marilyn Biesenthal

May 20th, 2022

Sorry for the passing of Edna n knew her well as I am a 1st cousin of Mildred who was I adored both

May 20th, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Jon and Cindy Mummert

May 21st, 2022


We are so sorry we missed this service. We did not realize that she had passed until after the service. If I would have known i would have passed information on to them. She was a special lady. I remember her in the neighborhood growing up. The family will truly miss this special lady. Again so sorry we missed her service.

May 23rd, 2022

Edna was a truly remarkable person. She treated me like family from the moment I met her. Always warm, friendly, and welcoming. She was good at eliciting my feelings about different topics without my knowledge. She had a gentle way about her but she wasn’t hesitant to express her opinions when that was necessary. From her experiences she shared with me, I could see she was in tune with the rhythms of the farm from planting and harvesting crops, milking cows, butchering and processing cattle, pigs, and chickens, making maple syrup, picking and processing the various fruit trues on the farm, and hunting morel mushrooms and hickory nuts. There were so many stories she shared. She wanted to go to school to become a teacher but that opportunity didn’t present itself. She certainly taught me and others the importance of God and His grace in everything she did. I will miss our visits and all the problems in the world we discussed and tried to solve. I will carry her memory and spirit in my heart forever.
Billie Logan

May 24th, 2022

So sorry to hear of your mother Edna’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time.
David Wilson

May 24th, 2022

My sincere sympathy to all of your family. I have a great pic of Roger and Garth as babies with their mamas. So Sweet! Carolyn Cripe

May 25th, 2022

To my family’s life long neighbors… I didn’t know your mom had passed until tonight. I am very sorry as I would have been at the service. She was truly one of my mom’s best friends. They and a good cup of coffee and interesting conversation went hand in hand all the years I was growing up. I will forever remember and respect your mom. Her, mom and Betty Clayton are all able to make it back together once again. Living to 100 was quite an accomplishment all in itself and what a talented and hard working person your mom always was. Again I’m sorry for your loss and that I truly didn’t realize it in time to come and show my family’s respect to yours. 🕊❤️

May 25th, 2022

The above message from … Sally (Trone) Bair

May 25th, 2022

Edna was a room mate of my wife, Lila Martin, for three weeks at Restmor Nursing Home in Morton. What a wonderful lady, Edna was with her fine spirit in spite of the pain she was experiencing. Lila & Arlan Martin, Morton, IL

May 26th, 2022

Mom (Margaret Taylor) and I were so sorry to hear about Edna's passing. She was a dear friend to Mom at The Gardens, and I so enjoyed getting to know her. She will be missed.