Miriam Henson

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Miriam E. Henson, nee Schilling, 69, of Smithton, IL, born March 22, 1951, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, December 20, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Miriam worked many years at Valentine’s Restaurant and later had Mimi’s Fish Stand in Smithton, IL, thanks to our Dad. Mim loved life to its fullest. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL, and a member of the Smithton Senior Center. Her friends were her life, including one special friend, Donna, who was like a sister.  Mim enjoyed playing cards with her friends and going to the casino.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Marjorie, nee Ledbetter, Schilling; a brother-in-law, Herbert Arlt; and a great nephew, Jacob Cruikshank.

Surviving are her twin sisters, Marla (John) McCarey and Marsha Arlt; two nieces; three nephews; many great nieces and great nephews; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mim also had a special neighbor, Pat, who was always there for her.  We thank her from the bottom of our hearts. Also special thanks to Mim’s caregiver, Eva, who went above and beyond.  We will always be grateful for you.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Smithton, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Funeral:  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no funeral services.

According to Miriam’s wishes, she will be cremated.



11 Comments on Miriam Henson

Tina Fernandez Rowden said : Guest Report Jan 27, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Marsha and Marla, so sorry to hear of Mimi's passing. We were friends since first grade. I will always remember her beautiful smile, her beautiful laugh and the beautiful light that always shown around her. My sincere sympathy.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Mary Anne Downen said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 11:43 AM

I just read of Miriam's passing. I remember her smile as one of my student in high school. Thinking of you both, Marla and Marsha

  • IL
Diane (Schwab) Plummer said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2020 at 3:18 PM

Marsha & Marla, I'm so sorry for your loss. Good bless you as you reflect on the good times.

  • Litchfield
  • IL
Fern Lunsford said : Guest Report Dec 25, 2020 at 12:57 PM

Fly high Mimi. Rest in Peace.

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Donna Mitchell said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 9:01 PM

Marsha, Marla and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Miriam will surely be missed. I have so many good memories of our friendship.

  • Springfield
  • MO
Monica Martinez said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 7:18 PM

So very sorry for your loss Marsha and Marla. May God comfort you and sustain you in the days ahead.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Shelby Mehrtens said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 12:25 PM

My dear friend Marsha...I am so sorry to hear about your sister Miriam. She was such a loving happy person! My heart goes out to you and Marla . God wrap his loving arms around you both now

  • Smithton
  • IL
Carol Popp said : Guest Report Dec 22, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Dear Marla & Marsha - I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Carol (Becherer) Popp Smithton, IL

  • IL
Diana Borger-Savoia said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2020 at 9:17 PM

Dear family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Miriam, she was a hard working and fun person...may all prayers head tour way... With gentle thoughts and love .?? Diana "Koesterer" Borger-Savoia.??

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Corby said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Rest in the Peace of Christ Miriam.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Kathy Schweiger said : Guest Report Dec 21, 2020 at 12:35 PM

To my former co-worker and friend-I wish you peace.Many good times over the years.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois

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