Ellen Miller


Ellen E. Miller, 95, of Arthur, died at 10:39 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017 at the Arthur Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Vine Street Church, Arthur, with Rev. Michael Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ellen was born January 11, 1922 in Sullivan, the daughter of Howard and Maurine Stevenson Huckelberry. She married Robert Fustin on November 15, 1941; he preceded her in death on February 5, 1971. She later married Rev. Rodney Miller in Arthur on August 16, 1975; he preceded her in death on February 21, 1998.

She is survived by 6 children, Barbara (Jack) Berry of Farmington; James (Billie J.) Fustin of Arthur; Deborah (Hubert) Staff of Quincy; Robert (Sandy) Fustin of Arthur; Richard Fustin of Oswego; Susan Fustin of Decatur; upon Ellen’s marriage to Rev. Rodney Miller, stepdaughter, Claribel Seaman joined the Fustin family; brother, Robert Huckelberry of Tucson, Arizona; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

Ellen attended the University of Illinois for one year. She formerly worked as a bookkeeper for Schultz & Howell International Harvester; was a receptionist for Messmore Platzbecker Clinic; and wrote articles for the Arthur Graphic Newspaper.

She was a member of the Vine Street Christian Church for 90 years where she was named Elder Emerita and was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; participated in numerous community activities; and was in the Pen Pal Program.

Memorials are suggested to the Vine Street Christian Church or the Arthur Home.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.hilligossshraderfh.com.