Joni Annette Milner, 62


Joni Annette Milner, 62, of Ridgeville, IN died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 unexpectedly, at her place of employment in Winchester, IN.

Families, friends and acquaintances are invited to visitation on Friday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall in Union City, IN.  Memorial mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Union City at 10 a.m.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  MJS Mortuaries will be assisting the family.

She was born in Hillsboro on Sept. 8, 1959, a daughter of Lula Mae (Herpstreith) Clark of Hillsboro and the late John Aloysious Clark.  She received her bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Illinois Wesleyan University, class of 1980.  She was the widow of Michael Lynn Milner who she happily married on Nov. 30, 1980 and sadly lost on April 13, 2005.

Joni worked as a CPA at Maul Technology in Winchester, IN, and was an upstanding citizen of the community who corroborated with several organizations and impromptu charitable doings.  Her generosity spread across the region through her actions and the values she instilled in her children as well as all the countless lives she touched.

Her love of life, crafts and gardening were beautiful traits to behold by any witness.  She could brighten the life of anyone she encountered and enriched all of the lives of those around her.  Her host of countless friends were loved by her immeasurably and that was and continues to be reciprocated.  

Joni is survived by her mother, Lula Mae Clark; a daughter, Dana Elisabeth Cordrey (husband James Paul Cordrey); two sons, Franz Michael Milner (wife Leigha M. Bonner), John Nelson Milner (wife Van Hong Nguyen); four grandchildren, Kameron Xavier Milner, Madalyn Elizabeth Milner, Brayden Allen Bonner, and Theodore Michael Milner; as well as her boyfriend, Charles Kermit Bates.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.