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BENNINGTON -- Eileen “Billie” Cushman Eileen Miller Cushman, 96, a resident of the Village at Fillmore Pond, died Dec. 24, 2006.

Mrs. Cushman was known to her friends as “Billie” and to her family as “GG.”

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct., 29, 1910, the daughter of George Henry and Gertrude (Shepard) Miller. Mrs. Cushman married Hall Watson Cushman in 1935. Mr. Cushman died Nov. 9, 1982. Mrs. Cushman’s daughter, Barbara Hall Cushman, died in 1975. Her son, Christopher Shepard Cushman, died in 1983. Christopher’s wife, Darlene (Coonz) Cushman, and three of Mrs. Cushman’s brothers, Charles Allen Miller, Carl George Miller and Elwood Eugene Miller all predeceased her.

Mrs. Cushman is survived by her daughter, Deborah Cushman Williams, of Bennington and Deborah’s husband John; six grandchildren, Deron Cushman, Shannon Cushman, Westervelt Cushman, Lane Williams, Amanda Jaulin, and Hall Williams;15 great-grandchildren; her brother, John Shepard Miller of Claremont, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service. A committal service in the Old Bennington Cemetery will take place in the spring at the convenience of the family.

If friends desire, contributions in memory of Mrs. Cushman may be made to either the VNA and Hospice of Soutwestern Vermont Health Care or a charity of ones choice through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 26, 2006
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