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1933 Sarah 2018

Sarah Elizabeth Milford

August 18, 1933 — June 23, 2018

CARBONDALE – Sarah Elizabeth Milford, 84, passed away on Saturday June 23, 2018, in her residence surrounded by loving family.



Sarah was born on Friday, August 18, 1933 in Belleville, St. Clair County to Raymond and Elizabeth (Meek) Floyd. She married James Christoe Milford on June 11, 1955 at Alton. They both met as alumni at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.



Sarah is survived by her husband, James Christoe Milford; four sons, Mark Milford of Versailles, IL, Chris Milford of Wood River, IL, Eric Milford and Wife Beth of Oceanside, CA, and Kent Milford of Edwardsville, IL; sisters, Ellen Spalt and husband Lee of Cobden, IL and Jane Floyd-Hendey and husband Bill of Edwardsville, IL; three Grandchildren, Amy Goode and husband Darin, Travis Milford and Katie Milford; two Great-Grandchildren, Josh Good and David Goode; and two Step-Grandchildren, Megan Moran and Lindsey Clayton, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.





Sarah worked in a profession she loved and that was to be a teacher. She taught in both Roxana and Wood River school districts until her retirement in 1985. Sarah loved kids and was honored by the American Red Cross for teaching swimming for 32 years. She loved to travel with friends and looked forward to spending her winters in Marco Island, Florida. She sang with the Marco Island Ecumenical Catholic Church choir and brought pleasure and joy to many.



Sarah was an immensely loving, caring and giving person. She loved people and they loved her back. She will be missed by the many individuals inspired by her kindness, and embraced by her love that she touched. She loved her family and always took care of them tenderly by being the best baker and cook making everyone’s favorite dishes to celebrate life’s milestones.



Her community interests were very important to her and served on the Wood River planning commission. She also worked for the Wood River and Carbondale food pantries and meals on wheels programs. To relax Sarah enjoyed gardening and was an avid reader. She was a long-time member of the Philanthropic Education Organization PEO JN Chapter.



Funeral Services for Sarah will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale with John Baker, Elder officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until start of service at the church on Saturday.



The preferred form of remembrance are memorials to the First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale. Envelopes will be available at the church.



Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale is assisting the family in arrangements. To leave a story, memory and to see the full obituary of Sarah please visit, www.meredithfh.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale

310 South University Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

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Funeral Service

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church of Carbondale

310 South University Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

*With John Baker, Elder officiating!

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