Eileen M. Miller

  • Born: December 22, 1923
  • Died: September 26, 2017
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Eileen M. Miller, 93, of Sterling, died on Tuesday afternoon, September 26, 2017 at Resthave Home in Morrison.

She was born on December 22, 1923 in Avon, Illinois to Earl J. and Lavina (Cooper) Utsinger. She married O. Laymond Miller on February 28, 1941. He preceded her in death on January 29, 1997.

Eileen was a 1940 graduate of Avon High School. She enjoyed playing bridge, golf and bowling. She was most known among family for her baking and cooking especially her homemade beef and noodles and her pies. Eileen loved to travel with her husband and always made sure things were tidy and neat in her home.

Surviving are two daughters, Judy (Jim) Blair and Jane (Greg) Hayen both of Chadwick; two sons, Jim (Linda) Miller of Thomson and Jerry (Peggy) Miller of Springfield; ten grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, four brothers and a grandson.

Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 AM on Saturday, October 7th at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Mark Godfrey, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Pallbearers will be Scott Blair, Dan Miller, Jeff Miller, Ben Miller, Chris Morgan, Guy Morgan and Jack Collins. Honorary pallbearers will be Sandee Fackler, Cathy Dane, Jennifer Morgan, Jodi Shanle and Melissa Collins.

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