Esther Christina (Petersen) Millett, 81 of Batavia, passed away to be with the Lord, peacefully surrounded by her loving family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Terry and Bill Brach of Geneva after a long and courageous battle with breast and bone cancer. Esther grew up in Geneva and graduated from Geneva High School in 1949. She married Jim Millett on December 2, 1950. She devoted her life to her children and their families and will be missed dearly. Esther loved playing games and attending the senior activities at the Batavia Park District and senior Bible classes at the First Baptist Church in Geneva where she made many wonderful friends. Esther is survived by her seven children, Bonnie (Rob) Allison of Batavia, Terry (Bill) Brach of Geneva, Tim (Liz) Millett of St Charles, Colleen (Steve) Conlon of Batavia, Tammy (Gary) Vendl of St. Germain, WI, Becky Millett of North Aurora and Jaymee (John) Smith of Lenoir NC, 15 grand children, 7 great grand children and 1 great great grandchild, her sisters Garet Hegner of San Diego CA and Mary Louise Arnold of Naperville and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence James (Jim) Millett of 51 years; her parents Iver and Maria Anna Petersen and her brother John Petersen and her sister Barbara Turley. Visitation will be Monday, September 10, 2012 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave (Rt. 31), in Batavia, where the funeral service will follow at 12:00 P.M. Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Our family would like to thank Dr. Christopher George of Cadence Physicians Group, Oncology and CNS Hospice for their exceptional care of Mom during her illness.
In lieu of flowers: Donations to be made to CNS Hospice, 690 East North Ave, Carol Stream Il 60188.