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Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr.

Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr.
  • October 18, 1927 - March 12, 2014
  • Milledgeville, Illinois

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“So sorry to hear about your father passing away - didn't see it in the newspaper but Denny Boehde emailed us to let us know. Our thoughts are with...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Mike & Donna Andrew - Clinton, IA

“To the Family of Vernon: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we could be up there for you, but your faith will get you through and HIS...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Keith and Lisa Loos - AR

“To the family of Vernon, Our sympathies go out to your entire family. We pray that the wonderful memories that you have of Vernon will comfort you...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Swanson - Morrison, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember Vernon from when I was a child. His stepmother, Pearl, was a sister to my mother, Ellen. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Maxine Smith - Whitewater, KS

“Mel, Sue, Sharon, Mitch and Milnes Family, My thoughts and prayers are with your family on the passing of Vernon, a wonderful Father and Grandfather....Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Craig Bauling - Polo, IL

“Rhea and familyI am so sorry to hear of Vernon's passing. Sympathy goes to you and your family. May God's blessings keep you strong at this time. ...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra Jaquet Miller - Rock Falls, IL

“I'll always remember the years we were neighbors.C ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jeanne Lowther - Fulton, IL

“Many a memory was created when the neighborhood would get together and make homemade ice cream and serve it with fresh berries. As a child those...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Brenda Welsch - solon, IA

“Wonderful childhood memories! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Craig & Marilyn Janssen

“I have so many great memories of being a neighbor to Vernon, Rhea and family. Vernon was a great neighbor and friend to my parents. Our deepest...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy (Harvey) Countryman - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. With deepest sympathy, John & Arlene ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: John & Arlene Dickey - Morrison, IL


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Vernon Sidney Milnes, Sr., age 86 of Milledgeville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home.

Vernon was born on October 18, 1927 in Morrison, Illinois to Sidney and Edna (Swanson) Milnes. He married Rhea Clary on February 18, 1948 in Morrison. Vernon was a life, long farmer and a long time member of Hope Methodist Church in Chadwick.

Survivors include his wife, Rhea of Milledgeville; four daughters, Peggy (Dennis) Doering of Prophetstown, Janet Compton of St. Augustine, FL, Carol Hill of Eureka and Sharon (Mitch) Woodard of Milledgeville; two sons, Vernon Milnes, Jr. of Fulton and Melvin (Sue) Milnes of Forreston; one brother, Virgil (Janet) Milnes of Prophetstown; twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Pearl; one grandson; two sisters; one daughter-in-law and one son-in-law.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville and on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Chadwick. Funeral service will follow the visitation on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Melwyn Alagodi officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope United Methodist Church in Chadwick or Hospice of the Rock River Valley.