Martha Sue Miller, age 83, of Strongsville, OH, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2023, at her residence. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. Rev. Ed Fogel will officiate. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL
Mrs. Miller was born March 9, 1940, in Newton, Illinois, to the late Everett N. and Catherine Margurette (Webster) Fehrenbacher. She married Jerry Edwards on August 28, 1958 and he preceded her in death on January 12, 1985. She then married Alvin Walter Miller on November 3, 1985 and he preceded her in death on September 13, 2021. She had worked as a funeral assistant for Meinschein Funeral Home in Litchfield, IL and was a very active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. She loved playing the piano and writing her own songs and poems. Her opus was the affectionately titled song "Bug Spray", dedicated to her late husband Alvin. Most of all she loved being a homemaker.
She is survived by her children, Mark (wife, Rebecca) Edwards of Cleveland, OH and Susan (husband, Max) Roach of Covington, TN; step children, Sharon (companion, James Hires) Johnson of Litchfield, IL, Susan (husband, Charles) Coy of Vandalia, IL, Serena (husband, Todd) Hennings of Attica, IN, Steven Miller of Peoria, AZ and Stanley Miller of Fayetteville, NC; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren; and sister Mary (husband, Ned) of Bethalto, IL
Along with her parents and husbands, Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her son, Jerry “Karl” Edwards in 1994 and brother Ronald Fehrenbacher.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Carmi Children’s Home.
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