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Edith Miller

EDITH A. MILLER (nee Farkas) age 99, beloved wife of the late Frank; loving mother of Shirley Schilling (Robert) and Nancy Mack (Robert); devoted grandmother of Kathleen Ryan (Eric), Susanne Moranville (Martin), Christopher (Denise), Matthew (Becky), Benjamin (Frances) and Rebecca Schilling, Dawn Chinchar (Matt), Laura Mack (Brian Buckingham) and Christina Ice (Bryan) and great-grandmother of 13; cherished daughter of the late Louis and Mary (nee Ruszka) Farkas; dearest sister of the following deceased: William Bela Ruska (Reathel), Louis Farkas, Margaret Tallion (Adam), Stephen Farkas (Jean) and Betty Salvatore (John); dear aunt, great-aunt and friend of many.

Edith was born on May 8, 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio and passed away on December 3, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Edith was the oldest and longest residing resident of Highland Heights, where she lived for 69 years. She was a founding family member of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church. Edith graduated from John Adams High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Swinging Squares square dancing club, and was active in the Mayfield Township Historical Society and Highland Heights politics. Edith was an original Rosie the Riveter during World War II, riveting B-29 bomber wings and welding naval warships. She loved traveling, especially to Israel and shrines to the Blessed Virgin. Edith enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, learning new things, and attending her prayer group. She was feisty, outgoing, caring, charitable, independent, smart, sentimental, giving, funny, witty, compassionate, and faithful. Edith will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Edith to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine 21281 Chardon Rd., Euclid, OH 44117.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12 NOON at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Rd., Highland Heights, Ohio 44143. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at Whitehaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Edith at THE CHURCH THURSDAY MORNING 11-12 NOON. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS. 

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  1. Kevin and Vicky Kerr :

    As difficult as this time is, may you find comfort in knowing that your mother, grand and great-grandmother will always be with you, and the memories you shared will forever be a part of your life. May you find peace in Christ during this difficult time.

  2. Rick and Mikki Lee :

    Mikki and I send our thoughts, prayers and love. Even this time of grief, though strong and enduring,is made easier by the life your mother lived. A long happy, active life is the goal we all strive for – your mom achieved it. We should all be so lucky.

  3. Jim and Linda Locastro :

    So very sorry we can’t be with you to celebrate Moms life but know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Our awesome auntie Edith. We miss you and love you so much. Donna, Paula, Gin and Steven

  5. Maureen Carroll :

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Shirley and family. I know you will miss her dearly. It’s wonderful that she was so healthy and could enjoy her grandchildren and great grands and be part of their lives for so long. Shirley and Nancy you were so good to her and so caring in everything and it is my hope that all of you have fabulous memories you can share with each other which will bring a smile of gratitude for having your Mom in your life for so many years. I remember when we were in college at Mercyhurst what a lovely and gracious woman your Mom was. Treasure and share the stories about her and her life to keep her memory alive. My deepest sympathy and love to all of you.

  6. Mary Ann Russo Spurbeck :

    Nancy and Bob,
    Nancy, So sorry to hear about your Mom….tried to find you in social media and was unable…..hope your strength comes with all your memories…..lots of love and big hugs to you and all your Family. Be back in town in February, maybe we can do lunch.

  7. Wendy & Ken Miller :

    Shirley and family
    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing ,I pray that you and your family get through this difficult time. I loved your video of your mom’s life and I can see the joy and love in her and the family, such a beautiful life , and as you all move forward you will have each other to lean on , and such beautiful memories and stories and she is always with you in your heart
    I will keep you all in my prayers

  8. Serena Sparacino :

    Shirley and Nancy please accept my sincere sympathy.
    May your mother Edith rest in eternal peace.
    From reading her notice, she sounded like she truly was a woman of much love and giving to others.
    With love and prayers,
    Serena Sparacino

  9. Connie Tulloch :

    I’m very sorry for your loss. You and Bob always spoke so lovingly about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Dave and Linda Padilla :

    Shirley, Nancy and families, Auntie Edith was one of a kind and even though I hadn’t seen her in the past several years, I know she continued to be the kind and loving woman she had always been. Our love and prayers go out to the family. We know she’s up there now smiling down with Uncle Frank.

  11. Although I never met Mrs. Miller, the love which she gave to her family and then returned to her is evident in every photo. Yes, Edith has passed on, but her influence on others will be felt for generations to come. My condolences to all, especially to Shirley, my beloved sister in Christ.

  12. Terry and Lisa Clark :

    Shirley and family,
    Please accept our condolences for the loss of your mother. You will be in our prayers.

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