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Darlene Miller

Darlene Miller

Darlene A., nee Reitz, Miller, 76, of New Athens, IL; born on August 20, 1939 in Biddleborn, IL; passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. She loved to cook and spend time with her family. Darlene enjoyed listening and especially dancing to polka music.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Gustav and Ella, nee Horn, Reitz. Her husband Irwin Miller whom she married on June 20, 1959 in Waterloo, IL and who passed away on December 5, 2011. One brother – Leslie Reitz. One sister – Barbara Mooney.

She is survived by her children – Marilyn (Doug) Endicott; Carolyn Miller; Rick (Karen) Miller; Randy (Rachel) Miller; Carlene (Tim) Croisdale; Dana (Kevin) Nieweglowski; Jeffrey Miller. Her grandchildren – Corey Endicott; Cassie Endicott; Jacob Miller; Maria Miller; Barrett Nieweglowski; Callie Nieweglowski. Her step-grandchildren – Naseem Al-Bori; Leila Al-Bori; Mahdi Al-Bori; Anisa Al-Bori; Christopher Croisdale; Nolan Croisdale. Two brothers – Kenneth (Gail) Reitz; Merle Reitz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Darlene also leaves behind her 2 beloved dogs; Fannie Mae and Kena.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Sheila Skorcz for the care and comfort that she provided.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Carolyn, Dana and the Miller family, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Words can’t describe the loss you are feeling now but Thank God, time and memories will help ease the pain. I can only say: Time does heal. The loss is always there. Take care and I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Bernie – Belleville, IL – Acquaintance Jun 24, 2016

  2. Administrator says:

    To a very special person and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.I would like to thank the family for letting me take care of Darlene I enjoyed taking care of her everyday. She will always have a special place in my heart. I will miss her dearly.

    Posted by: sheila skorcz – lenzburg, IL – Friend Jun 24, 2016

  3. Administrator says:

    I got to see Darlene at the beauty shop several times recently and we got to visit and so enjoyed seeing her. My sympathy to her family.

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – Friend Jun 25, 2016

  4. Administrator says:

    I went to school with Marilyn and Carolyn. My condolences to all.

    Posted by: Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller – Desert Hot Springs, CA – Acquaintance Jun 27, 2016

  5. Administrator says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family and friends for your sad loss!

    Posted by: Kara Smith – IL – Acquaintance Jun 27, 2016

  6. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love and hugs to all of you.

    Posted by: Diane Ohlendorf – Pensacola, FL – Family Jun 27, 2016

  7. Administrator says:

    Randy and Ricky I am sorry for your loss condolences to yiur whole family

    Posted by: shannom stelling (smith) – Belleville, IL – Friend Jun 27, 2016

  8. Administrator says:

    Although we didn’t grow up knowing Darlene, we will forever cherish the memories we did have with her. Darlene raised and until she passed, continued to lead an amazing family we have come to know well – a family that took us in quickly and continues to treat us as one of their own. We will forever be grateful to have met her and the family she raised will remain a blessing to us that lives on. God bless you Darlene.

    Posted by: Naseem and Leila Albori – New York, NY Jun 27, 2016

  9. Administrator says:

    We are so sorry for your loss of Darlene. She was an amazing wife, friend, cook, beloved mother, and grandmother too. I have many great memories of her and our family gathering at her house on the farm. We will be praying for you all daily. Love you all!

    Posted by: Dianne and Joe and family Stock – Belleville, IL Jun 28, 2016

  10. Administrator says:

    Carolyn, Marilyn and the rest of the family, I just saw that your Mom passed away. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Pamela Sinn Hargan – Springfield, IL – Friend Jun 28, 2016

  11. Administrator says:

    Sincere condolences for your loss of your MOM. Prayers are with you.

    Posted by: Elaine Ware Miller Miller – new athens, IL – Friend Jul 12, 2016

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