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Obituary for Edith S. Mills

Edith S. Mills of Cherry Hill, NJ, died August 12, 2017. She was 91. Beloved wife for 53 years to the late James S. Mills. Loving mother of James S. Mills, Jr (Laura) of Haddon Heights, NJ; Monica Sommmerville (Rob) of Cherry Hill, NJ; Eileen Thomas (Tom) of West Chester, PA; Sharon Higgins (Thomas) of Malvern, PA; Kathleen Kehnast (Joe) of Mullica Hill, NJ. Devoted grandmother of James P. Mills, Sarah Mills Higgins, Daniel Mills, Anthony James Zalis, Christin Thomas, Zachary Zalis, Madison Kehnast, Carly Zalis and Mia Kehnast. Devoted great grandmother of Thomas Joseph Higgins V.

Edith was born into the large family of John and Eva Spahn on June 7, 1926. She graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1944. She was very active in school, and also at Sacred Heart Parish, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Edith married James Mills on October 3, 1953. They made their home in the Erlton section of Cherry Hill and had five children. They were founding members of Queen of Heaven Parish, and were very involved in the church and school. Edith loved her family more than anything, and enjoyed being a homemaker.

When her children were older, Edith had a happy career working at Macy's. She and Jim also became very active in South Jersey Irish dancing groups. The birth of their grandchildren brought them great joy.

Faith and family were the bedrocks of Edith's life. She was a people person, and was very generous to her friends, family and those in need. In recent years she was warmly welcomed into Holy Eucharist parish. When she became more homebound, she liked to sit on her front porch and feed the birds, say her rosary and sing her favorite songs.

God called Edith home exactly ten years to the day from when he called her husband Jim. May they rest in peace together.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation Saturday morning 10:30 to 11:45 AM at Holy Eucharist RC Church 344 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 12 Noon. Interment private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Edith's memory may be made to the Heart of Camden 1840 Broadway, Camden, NJ 08104. Please visit schetterfh.com to share your condolences with the family.


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Visitation

Saturday

19

Aug

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Holy Eucharist Church

344 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday

19

Aug

12:00 PM
Holy Eucharist Church

344 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

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