Mary Eileen (Ryan) Miholer, age 99, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Eileen was born in Jackson, Michigan on September 1, 1922, the daughter of William and Ethel (Damaron) Ryan. The family moved to Three Rivers in 1936.
Eileen graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1940. On April 16, 1942 she was united in marriage with her high school sweetheart Harold Lyle Miholer at Immaculate Conception Church. Harold preceded Eileen in death on May 9, 2004. After their family was raised, Eileen enjoyed 21 years service as a secretary at her alma mater, Three Rivers High School.
Eileen was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Daughters of Mary. Through the years she was elected to all offices of the Daughters of Mary several times.
Eileen leaves to cherish her loving memory, sons, Lyle Edward Miholer of Micco, FL and William Lee (Terry) Miholer of Stow, OH; son-in-law, Walter (Dorothy) Woodbury of Three Rivers. Grandsons, Joseph Woodbury, David Miholer and Michael Miholer; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sister-in-law, Margaret (Peggy) Miholer of Cocoa Beach, FL. Surrogate daughter, Judy Gilchrist, who has been so helpful to Eileen through her final years.
Besides her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by her daughter, Norma Jean Woodbury; grand-daughter, Janet Woodbury Craig; Sisters, Dorothy Ryan Haines and Mildred Ryan Baker; brother, William Herbert Ryan; brothers-in-law, Ralph Haines, William Baker, Thomas (Marilyn) Miholer and Frank (Dick) Miholer.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rosary Services held at 3:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. R. Mathias as celebrant. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Educational Trust Fund. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.