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“I'm sorry I couldn't make the services today. Thinking of you all. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Amy Bradshaw - Family

“Aunt Eileen was such a big part of my childhood growing up across the street on 5th avenue. No matter how often I banged on the back door she always...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Hubbard - Sterling, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Robin & Paul Smith - Watertown, TN

“MOM : Life is not always fair but Mom you were always there you nurtured us when we were small so we could be ready...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Miller - Springfield, IL

“I Couldn't, have asked for a greater mother-n-law. Eileen always welcomed me with open arms. I will deeply miss her. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Peggy Miller - Springfield, IL

“Eileen will be missed by all at Resthave. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Resthave Home

“Jane, so sorry hear about your Mom! ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lynda Endress - Morrison

“For the family of Eileen.... I know your mom from Resthave. My mother has lived there also since January, 2016. When I visit every 2 months and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Medlar - Chagrin Falls, OH

“Praying for everyone and the loss of a wonderful woman. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Shannon Romero - Woodstock, IL

“We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great lady who always had a smile on her face and was very welcoming to everyone! She will...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Bob and Karen Sweikar - Savoy, IL


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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.

To send condolences visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com