Edna Mae Miller, 86, of Granite City, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, where she resided the last 13 years.
Edna was born on Oct. 31, 1929, in Granite City, a daughter of the late Charles and Elvira (Barberi) Thurber.
On May 21, 1949, Edna married Fred D. Miller, the love of her life, in Granite City, and Fred passed away on Sept. 23, 2002. Edna was a faithful and dedicated member of the former Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Granite City. She was also a life member of Women of the Moose Chapter No. 247 in Granite City, and life member of Navy Mothers in Granite City. Edna was a proud homemaker who loved taking care of her family. Edna loved life, loved to laugh, play cards, read, crochet and play bingo. She loved to travel and she and Fred were proud to have visited all 50 states. Edna will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death one grandson, Christopher Allen Rearley.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Carolyn (Robert) Rearley of Scottsdale, Ariz., Norma (Anthony) Alexander of Albany, Ore., Dorothy (Stephen) Jansen of Granite City and Mary Hoedebeck of Granite City; loving sons, Robert (JoAnn) Miller of Holt, Fla., Bruce Miller of Oldsmar, Fla., Harry (Debbie) Miller of Quincy and Gerald (Stephne) Miller of West Chester, Ohio; proud grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Shirley) Thurber of Berea, Ohio; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Moore of Granite City; extended family and many dear friends.
Memorial visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City.
In celebration of her life, a memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Granite City. Private family interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Memorial donations may be given to ASU Foundation Christopher Allen Rearley Memorial Scholarship or Alzheimer’s Association and donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at irwinchapel.com.