Lillie Pauline Milligan, age 88 of Shawneetown, IL passed away peacefully at her daughters home in Elgin on April 9, 2008.
Pauline was born in the Saline Mine Area south of Shawneetown on January 14, 1920 to the late Robert and Rosie (Pearson) Williams. On May 9, 1936 she married her true love, Vernal (Mutt) Milligan who preceded her in death in 2003.
Pauline and Vernal moved up to the St. Charles, IL to work for many years before returning to Shawneetown for retirement. Pauline was a great cook, loved to garden with her husband, and believed so much in the power of prayer, she was a Baptist by faith.
Pauline was a good wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed.
Pauline is survived by Son - Harl & Jackie Milligan of Kinston, NC, Son - Vernal (Butch) and Diane Milligan of Hampshire, IL, Daughter - Marvetta Morris of Elgin, IL and Daughter - Debra & Wendall Morris of Shawneetown, Il. She is also survived by 17 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 Brothers, 1 Sister and 1 Son in Law - Glen Morris and Granddaughter Myra Kinney.
Visitation for Pauline will be Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown. Funeral for Pauline will be Monday, April 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM at the Cox and Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown starting at 1:00 PM. Rev. Jerry Seay will officiate and interment will be in the Elmwood Cemetery near Equality, IL.
In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Bowes In Home Care with envelopes being available at the funeral home.