Myrtle Elizabeth Milewski, 92, of Taylorville, IL died at 10:05 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 in Farmington, IL.

She was born July 14, 1923, in Georgetown, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Carrie Camp Lanter.  On March 10, 1946, she married Edward Joseph Milewski in Georgetown, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 2, 2003.  Mrs. Milewski was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  She was a driver’s license examiner with the Secretary of States Office in Taylorville for 10 years. She was a telephone operator during World War II and the post war years. She assisted her husband in an accounting business in Taylorville for many years.

Surviving are her daughters: Martha Copple and husband David of Hanna City, IL and Dr. Rita Milewski of Philadelphia, PA.  Grandchildren: Matthew Joseph Copple and wife Nancy, Timothy John Copple, Christopher Julian Copple and Benjamin James Copple and wife Stephanie. Great grandchildren: Daniel Edward Copple, Elizabeth Ann Copple and one on the way. Niece; Vicki Miller of Chandler, AZ She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John Roy Lanter and nephew John Gary Lanter.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday, September 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, and 9:00 – 9:45 am in the Funeral Home on Friday. A Prayer Service will be held at 4:30 pm in the Funeral Home on Thursday. McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic School, Catholic Daughters of the Americas or the Taylorville Park District.

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