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Mrs. Darlene A. Miller
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“Sincere condolences for your loss of your MOM. Prayers are with you. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Elaine Ware Miller Miller - IL

“Carolyn, Marilyn and the rest of the family, I just saw that your Mom passed away. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pamela Sinn Hargan - Springfield, IL

“We are so sorry for your loss of Darlene. She was an amazing wife, friend, cook, beloved mother, and grandmother too. I have many great memories of...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dianne and Joe and family Stock - IL

“Although we didn't grow up knowing Darlene, we will forever cherish the memories we did have with her. Darlene raised and until she passed,...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Naseem and Leila Albori - NY

“Randy and Ricky I am sorry for your loss condolences to yiur whole family ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: shannom stelling (smith) - IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love and hugs to all of you. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Ohlendorf - Pensacola, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the family and friends for your sad loss! ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kara Smith - IL - Acquaintance

“I went to school with Marilyn and Carolyn. My condolences to all. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Chiyoko Louise Gussin née Miller - CA

“I got to see Darlene at the beauty shop several times recently and we got to visit and so enjoyed seeing her. My sympathy to her family. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Dorothy Hacker - New Athens, IL

“To a very special person and friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.I would like to thank the family for letting me take care of...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: sheila skorcz - lenzburg, IL

“Carolyn, Dana and the Miller family, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. Words can't describe the loss you are feeling now...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bernie - Belleville, IL


Darlene A., nee Reitz, Miller, 76, of New Athens, IL; born on August 20, 1939 in Biddleborn, IL; passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ. She loved to cook and spend time with her family. Darlene enjoyed listening and especially dancing to polka music.

She was preceded in death by her parents - Gustav and Ella, nee Horn, Reitz. Her husband Irwin Miller whom she married on June 20, 1959 in Waterloo, IL and who passed away on December 5, 2011. One brother - Leslie Reitz. One sister - Barbara Mooney.

She is survived by her children - Marilyn (Doug) Endicott; Carolyn Miller; Rick (Karen) Miller; Randy (Rachel) Miller; Carlene (Tim) Croisdale; Dana (Kevin) Nieweglowski; Jeffrey Miller. Her grandchildren - Corey Endicott; Cassie Endicott; Jacob Miller; Maria Miller; Barrett Nieweglowski; Callie Nieweglowski. Her step-grandchildren - Naseem Al-Bori; Leila Al-Bori; Mahdi Al-Bori; Anisa Al-Bori; Christopher Croisdale; Nolan Croisdale. Two brothers - Kenneth (Gail) Reitz; Merle Reitz. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Darlene also leaves behind her 2 beloved dogs; Fannie Mae and Kena.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Sheila Skorcz for the care and comfort that she provided.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10:00am with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.