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Belle M. Millar

July 15, 1931 ~ April 10, 2018 (age 86)

            Belle M. Millar, age 86, of Peotone, passed away at her home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

            She was born on July 15, 1931 in Beecher, the daughter of William and Talitha (Hack) Becker.  She married the late George H. Millar on November 20, 1949.  He passed away on October 23, 2010.  Belle formerly worked at Bennett Industries in Peotone as well as being a licensed antique dealer; owning and operating Millar’s Antiques in Manteno along with her husband, George.  She also waitressed at Miami Gardens in Peotone during the Al Capone era as well as the Snack Shop in Peotone.  She was a member of the American Red Cross and taught first aid.  She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, served as an election judge for many years, and was an active participant in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life since it began in Peotone.  She always supported activities and events in the Village of Peotone.  She loved to paint and enjoyed playing bingo, doing puzzles, and especially loved spending time with her family and friends. 

            She is survived by five daughters, Patty Millar of Onalaska, WI, Gail (Ray) DeBoer of Godley, Sally Millar of Peotone, Sue (Joe Quick) Price of Peotone, and Debbie (Jim Ward) Millar of Steger; her grandchildren, Brian (June) Millar, Heather Sanders, Christie (Eric) Anderson, Jennifer Price, Sheila (Bill) Lundberg, Raymond (Shelby) DeBoer, and Steven (Aleah) DeBoer; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill (Ruth) Becker of Long Island, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George; and 3 sisters and brothers-in-law, Leora (Mel) Young, Roselda (Joe) Finnegan; and Cynthia (Floyd) Naese.

            Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, April 16 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m., Nancy Wheeler officiating.  Cremation rites will be accorded following services.  Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.  

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