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Rhea D. Milnes, 90 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at Walnut Acres Nursing Home in Freeport.

Rhea was born on December 14, 1931 in Prophetstown, the daughter of John and Hazel (Ackerman) Clary. She married Vernon S. Milnes, Sr. on February 18, 1948 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2014. Rhea worked at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll for 20 years. She was a member of Chadwick Hope United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Peggy (Dennis) Doering of Prophetstown, Janet Compton of St. Augustine, FL, Carol Hill of Eureka, and Sharon Woodard of Milledgeville; two sons, Vernon Milnes, Jr. of Fulton and Melvin (Sue) Milnes of Forreston; one sister, Janice Hines of Milledgeville; twelve grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and several great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter-in-law, Cindy Milnes; sons-in-law, Mitch Woodard and T.C. Compton; grandson, Ryan Woodard; one brother, John R. Clary; and five sisters, Nadine Hanson, Oris Lawrence, Bernita Babin, Roene Hayen, and Jean Hill.

Visitation be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at the Chadwick Hope United Methodist Church in Chadwick. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church.