Funeral services Monday for Milledgeville woman missing 3 months

Susan Redell
Susan Redell

MILLEDGEVILLE – The body of a Milledgeville woman, who was missing for three months, was found June 8 in a creek in rural Whiteside County.

The remains of Susan L. Redell, 62, were found by kayakers in Rock Creek, near Spring Valley Road near Coleta.

A cause of death has not been determined, and may never be, given the circumstances, Coroner Joe McDonald said. An autopsy was conducted and toxicology results are pending.

Redell was known to walk long distances, and also to become confused while on her walks, her family has said.

Redell was an LPN for several years and graduated from Morrison Institute of Technology, where she studied architectural drawing.

She also taught and was a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do.

Survivors include her children, Scott Howard and Megan Cox, both of Milledgeville; her granddaughter Leighla Haag; and her siblings Donna Green of Tucson, Penny Redell of Tampico, Jack Redell of Rock Falls, Steve Redell of Milledgeville and Robert Redell of Tacoma, Washington.

A gathering of friends and family was scheduled for June 15 at Milledgeville Church of the Brethren, 25257 Dutchtown Road.

McDonald Funeral Homes handled arrangements.