Mary Edith Miller, 73, of rural Beecher City, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, surrounded by family at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Elmo, with the Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Catholic Church Cemetery, rural Wheatland Township, St. Elmo. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, June 5, at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo. A family rosary will be said at 4:45 p.m. For those who prefer, memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
Mrs. Miller was born on June 6, 1940, in O’Neill, Nebraska, into the Christian family of Charles and Gertrude Conway-Thomson where she was raised with her siblings Ginny, Vera and Jim. She wed LaMont K. Miller, the love of her life, on Feb. 14, 1960, in Fort Randall, South Dakota. Mary was a loving housewife, worked long hours on the family farm, kept books for the family business, was a nurse’s aid, a devoted Catholic belonging to the CCW of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and taught many children in catechism for many years. She enjoyed watching her beloved St. Louis Cardinals, showing off her family horses and ponies, bird watching, and playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In her passing, she leaves behind her husband of 54 years, LaMont Keister Miller of Beecher City; four sons, Larry (wife, Lori) Miller, Jerome (wife, Cindy) Miller, Shawn (wife, Kimberly) Miller and Thomas (wife, Lana) Miller, all of Beecher City; two stepsons, Paul (wife, Dawn) Miller of North, Virginia, and William (wife, Barb) Miller of Greenville, Pennsylvania; four daughters, LaMonica (husband, Donald) Burks, LeAnne (husband, Kevin) Forson, Jo Ellen Miller and Christine (husband, Clint) McElroy, all of Beecher City; one stepdaughter, Carrie Wright of Mercer, Pennsylvania; one brother, Jim (wife, Linda) Thomson of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Virginia “Ginny” (husband, Richard) Weston of Papillion, Nebraska, and Vera (husband, Lee) Pietramale of Omaha, Nebraska; 27 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepson-in-law, Jim Wright.
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