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“Dear McMillin family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom but I know your dad had been waiting along time for her. I loved both your parents...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Sleeper Shambaugh - Dixon, IL

“I just found out about Ann's death. Thinking of all the memories we shared together as families. There was always much laughter. In fact I think we...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Juliet Finnegan - San Diego, CA

“I just saw the Notice of Ann's passing. I am so sorry for your loss! Your mother was a wonderful person and I always admired her from the time I was...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Hughes - Springfield, IN

“SUE I REGRET THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FAMILY GATHERING FOR YOUR MOTHER'S PASSING... I CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE JOYOUS REUNION YOUR MOM...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: john mcgrath - St Charles, IL

“My sincere condolences to all of the McMillin Clan. Ann was a great friend, an awesome person, a beautiful woman, a devoted servant to others in her...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Theresa Hooper-Campos - Sterling, IL

“Sue, Jack, Mary Kay, Barbara, Ann, Pat, Dan, Maureen...... I just wanted to let you know, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Mom whispered in my...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tim McMillin - Palos Park, IL

“My sincere condolences to the entire McMillin Clan! I will forever cherish the memories of both Jack & Ann during my younger years visiting them at...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Makenzie Crofton-Dowding - IL

“McMillin family,I just learned of the passing of Mrs. McMillin and wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to the family. She was a wonderful caring...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Astary - Tybee Island, GA

“Very sad news about Aunt Ann , I quess i should have known more about her. After reading the Obituary ,i'm sorry i did not ever get to become close...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Mike McMillin - LaGrange, IL


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Ann McMillin, 90, of Sterling, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Sterling Pavilion, surrounded by the love of her family (clan) and under the care of Rock River Hospice.

Ann was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Thomas and Lorene (Regan) Bingham. She was one of sixteen children. Ann married John "Jack" McMillin on February 15, 1947.

Ann attended Chicago State University pursuing a degree in Family Education. She was the founder of the McMillin Learning Center, a Whiteside County Probation Department consultant, a Sauk Valley Community College Adult Education educator, and a contributing weekly columnist for the Sterling Daily Gazette.

She served as a foster parent and a volunteer at Twin Cities PADS Homeless Shelter. She was a member of the Sauk Valley Peace Group, AAUW, Whiteside County Democrats, and International Red Dot Club.

Ann's favorite pastime was sharing adventures with her family. She traveled the globe, and particularly enjoyed her many trips to her second home, Ireland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" McMillin.

Survivors include her daughter, Sue (Duane) Zellar and family, Jon Zellar (Ashden), Julie Zellar (Christian), Jeff Zellar (deceased), Cathy and Jim McPherson (Elise, Carrie, Maggie, Ryan); son, Jack McMillin Jr.; daughter, MaryKay Frey and family, Chance Frey, LeeAllen and Jesse Frey (deceased), Nick and Stephanie Fordham (Katie, Chris, Alison, Ethan), Chris Fordham (Bella, Zeke, Eli); Danielle and Robert Martinez (Shawn, Julian, Isaiah, Cadence), Steven Fordham (Bianca) and family (Xavia, Christian, Savion, Elias, Nevayah, Stephen Jr.); daughter, Barb (Don) Shoemaker and family, Clint and Maya Shoemaker (Sam, Tom), Drew and Amber Shoemaker (Claire, Will), Kay and Aaron Mendez (Vincent, Lucas, Genevieve), Jill Shoemaker; son, Tim (Lou) McMillin and family, Courtney and Mike Janssen (Andrew Kobbeman, Jake and Thomas Janssen), Abby and Devin Ferreira, Lauren McMillin, Beth and Jamie Giacomo (Caitlan and Delany), Molly and Steve Skirha (Sorina, Ronan); daughter, Ann (Ron) Ziegler and family, Becky and Luke Baker (Ruby, Alice), Zach and Jessica Ziegler (Jack, Reese), Rusty and Chica Ziegler; daughter, Pat (Max) Gaumer and family, Tyler and Kaileen Gaumer (Gwen, Maura), Tori and Bobby Ladner (Brylee, Maxton), Tricia and Steve Blum (Desmond), Timmy Gaumer; son, Dan (Ellen) McMillin and family, Sean McMillin, Michael and Rachel McMillin; daughter, Maureen (LeRoy) Compton and family, Matt and Michelle Compton, Laura and Mark Craig (Pete), Jack Compton; and son, Michael Evans.

A visitation will be from 3 – 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls.

An open house to honor Ann's life will be from 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday at Sterling Moose Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to Twin Cities PADS Homeless Shelter, Sterling, IL or YWCA, Sterling, IL (for their Domestic Violence Department).