Lois “Jean” (St. Clair) Milnes, 94, of Ellwood City passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Life Lawrence Services in New Castle.
Born October 9, 1924 in Bessemer, she was the eldest child of the late Clarence and Carrie (White) St. Clair. She was married to James Milnes who passed away on January 28, 1994.
Jean was a graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1942. She was a Lifelong member and Deacon at the Chewton Christian Church. She also belonged to the Wampum Senior Citizens Club and the Wampum American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. Her most cherished time was spent with her family.
Survivors include five sons, James (Lorraine) Shaffer, Daniel (Shirley) Milnes, Michael (Lisa) Milnes, Robert (Ginny) Milnes, Thomas (Barb) Milnes; one daughter, Susan (Mike) Rowan; her last surviving brother, Don St. Clair; 20 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, step children, Harry, Rosetta, and Jack; two grandsons, Robert and Christopher Milnes; and five siblings.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday September 11 from 5 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Her son, Pastor Tom Milnes will officiate the service. A Celebration of Jean’s life will held at the Chewton Fire Department on Sunday, September 15 beginning at 4 pm.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Life Lawrence Services, 2911 West State St. New Castle, PA. 16101
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.
We send our deepest sympathies to Jeans entire family. She was a wonderful person, always had a smile and kind words for everyone.
I know she will be greatly missed by her loving family and the many friends she made throughout her lifetime. I pray that the memories you have made will help with the healing. R.I.P. Jean
I could not ask for a better Mother in Law than Jean Milnes. She was always there when you needed her and her love was unconditional. I will miss her, but you know I am married to the best reminder of her. I see her in Sue and I am lucky man. Family is important to me and the example that Jim and Jean Milnes, together at last, showed me, help me be a better husband and father. Mom, love you, mean it, now rest.
Michael Rowan that was so so beautiful. I hope she is with my Harry and that she knows how to rest. She is a gem, was a wonderful mother in law, we all love her so
Jean was one of my favorite aunts
The summers we spent visiting we very special to me. She was like a third mom. We would sit and talk about anything and she always had a kind word about all . I remember a time she visited and we went to have lunch . I was at work and Jean , Barbie , uncle Donnie came by and wanted to have lunch . I was talking to my coworkers Cecil and Alan and aunt jean invited them . We went to hazels and when sat down she sat between them and made them feel like they were family
I loved her very much and will miss her
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Milnes family! She was such a sweet and gentle woman.
So sorry for your lass she was always such a sweet lady