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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Obituary - Wilma Lorean Miller

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Wilma Lorean Miller
Wilma Lorean Miller, age 76, of Peculiar, MO, formerly of Nevada, passed away December 23, 2015 at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, KS. She was born March 18, 1939 in Walker, MO, the daughter of Lewis Charles and Minnie Lee (Cowan) Covington. On September 26, 1955 she was united in marriage to Gerald Joseph Miller and he survives of the home. Together their union was blessed with five sons. 

Through her life Wilma was a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker to her family and for a period of about fifteen years ran an in-home daycare, a field in which she was well known and much beloved. She did work for a short time at Majestic Plastics in Grandview. On Easter Sunday 1956, she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the Linwood Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. She was an accomplished piano player and vocalist singing in church and for many weddings and funerals. She loved flower gardening, sewing, crafts, and cooking. She collected all sorts of decorative mice through the years to fill her home. Most recently she had attended church at Greenwood Fellowship.

Survivors in addition to her husband include her five sons, Lyndell (Jerry) Miller and wife Sandy of Bolivar; Ronald Miller and wife Karen of Jefferson City; Dennis Miller and wife Denise of Florissant, CO; Gary Miller and wife Carolyn of Debrecen, Hungary; and Russell Miller and wife Krisha of Topeka, KS; sister, Lavonne Messick of Springfield; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, along with other extended family members. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Jerial Covington, Clark Covington, Orville Covington, Leverna McHenry, Florence Flynn, and Ruth O’Neal.

Funeral services for Wilma Lorean Miller are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Ferry Funeral Home Nevada with interment to follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Walker, MO. Visitation will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. just prior to the service also at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society in care of Ferry Funeral Home.