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Grace E. Miller

June 30, 2013

Rossville-Grace E. Miller, 76, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Plaza West Care Center in Topeka.

She was born November 22, 1936 at Perry the daughter of Clarence Isaiah and Pearl Opal Best Dick.  She grew up in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School.

Mrs. Miller helped on the family farm and later helped with custom harvesting for nearly 10 years.  Grace was a school bus driver and a cook at the Rossville schools.  She also was a seamstress and had worked for Luce Press Clippings in Topeka.  She was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No 31 of the American Legion Auxiliary and had been a past member of the Eastern Star.

She was united in marriage to DeVere Miller on December 29, 1953.  They later divorced.

Survivors include her son, Rick (Cindy) Miller, Rossville; two daughters Kathy McCormic, Overland Park and Brenda Miller, Willard; three grandchildren, LeAnn, Shannon and Julie and two great-grandchildren, Maelle and Miriam.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 8, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Grace will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace E. Miller Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of the funeral home.   

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9 thoughts on “Grace E. Miller

  1. We always enjoyed visiting with your Mother. She always had a big smile and a great laugh. She will be missed by many. Brenda, you especially are appreciated for being her caregiver. God bless you.

  2. TO the family of Grace MILLER, I want to know that i got to know your mother while i was in PLAZA WEST, she was agreat lady. I REALLY enjoyed her. My prayers go out to you all. Vickie mathews

  3. Brenda,
    We were sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It was wonderful having her as a neighbor and talking to her on her front porch where she sat and enjoyed watching the neighbors walking their dogs. I think she probably knew all the dogs names and they frequently came up to the porch for a closer look. She will be missed.

  4. Kathy, Brenda, and Rick – I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember staying at your house one night and your mom doing my eyebrows! My mom and your mom were classmates at school – not sure if same class – so maybe they are hanging out together now and watching over us. May God grant you comfort and peace and may your mom rest in peace.

  5. Rick, Kathy, Brenda
    I knew you mother a short time
    some 50 years ago. In that time, I learned she was kind, and had an infectious smile & laughter. The family was living in a small trailer. It was a tuff time for her.
    She took it in stride. Oh, how I admired her for her strength. What a great lady.
    Joyce Rice Baldwin

  6. Brenda and Rick..im so sorry to hear about graces passing.. i miss her..and love her.. she was a great person to know and i will never forget her..

  7. Rick, Kathy, Brenda & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Gracie’s passing. She was quite the woman, as all of us know who knew & loved her. You never wondered what she was thinking, as she would definitely tell you! We are so glad to have been chosen to have known her & been friends for so long & a part of her life. So many stories that have been told……..and oh, the memories we have of times past. She will be remembered always.
    Love, The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilbur,Jr.

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