Irma E.H. Weiss Mills, 94, of Highland died on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown, with Pastor Don W. Propeck, officiating. Burial will be in Jamestown Cemetery.
She was born on March 16, 1921 in Jamestown to Gustav and Minnie (Remmert) Strotheide. She married Ervin Weiss on Nov. 11, 1939; he passed away on Aug. 11, 1984. She married Commodore H. Mills on Feb. 27, 1988, and her passed away on March 10, 1994.
Mrs. Weiss Mills grew up on the family farm. She married and lived in Highland, Millersburg and then purchased a farm south of the brick church in Bond County. She actively helped her husband with the farm.
After her second marriage, she moved off the farm to Greenville. After her husband’s death, she moved to Faith Countryside Village in Highland.
She belonged to bunco groups, loved playing cards, gardening and canning. She loved caring for her family. She always wanted to “feed” her guests. Her great-grandson was the highlight in her life. She enjoyed traveling all over the U.S., Mexico and Europe with her family.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Jamestown. She was also an active member of Women’s Guild at St. Paul UCC and the quilters at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. She made hundreds of quilts and blankets for Shriners Hospital for Children and other hospitals.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy K. (Robert) Goodson of Highland; a son, Ronald G. (Linda) Weiss of Lake City, Mich.; a step-daughter, Mary Lou Finney of Bartonville, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael L. (Brenda) Goodson of Woodland, Calif., Teresa L. Goodson of Casselberry, Fla., and Christopher C. (Stephanie) Weiss of Lubbock, Texas; a step-grandchild, John (Kristi) Finney of Mapleton, Ill.; a great-grandchild, Aaron S. Weiss of Lubbock, Texas; step-great-grandchildren, Melissa, Megan and Nathan Finney, all of Mapleton, Ill.; sisters, Pearl Gruen of Cottage Hills and Eunice Wernle of Jamestown; and a sister-in-law, Alice Potts of Altamont, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Luella Senn, who died on May 12, 2004, Viola Strotheide, who died on April 2, 1977, and Hilda Gassmann, who died on Dec. 17, 2007.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, Jamestown Cemetery or to a charity of the donor’s choice.