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Evelyn MillerSeptember 2, 1916 ~ October 22, 2017 (age 101)
Vonah Evelyn Miller
Evelyn Miller, 101, of Green City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Twin Pines Adult Care Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
The fourth and last child of John Homer May and Anna (Johnson) May, she was born September 2, 1916 in rural Sullivan County near Osgood, Mo. On November 24, 1938, in Mexico, Mo., she married Glenn Alvin Miller, who preceded her in death on March 3, 2000.
Surviving her are three children: Eldon Miller of Las Vegas, NV, Sherry Taylor and husband Terry of Austin, MN., and Terry Miller of Columbia, Missouri; four grandchildren, Taryn Killian, Ryan Miller (Emily), Lori Taylor, and Kara Miller; three great grandchildren, Jackson Rossmiller, Tate Rossmiller, Declyn Boring; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Glenn; a granddaughter, Gina Lynn Taylor; two sisters, Velma May and Avis May; a brother, Victor May.
Mrs. Miller was raised on a farm four miles east of Osgood, Mo. She was active in 4-H and attended Clearview Country School, two years of high school at Osgood, one year at Humphreys, Mo., and graduated from Galt High School in 1934.
She immediately began teaching at Gose School and Prairie Dale School, while attending Kirksville State Teachers College for four summers. Since married women could not teach, after she got married she moved with her husband to a farm South of Green City, and shifted her career to being a full-time housewife and mother. They lived on the farm until 1996, when they moved to Green City. She became a member of the Green City Baptist Church in 2000. In 2014 she became a resident of Twin Pines.
Funeral services for Evelyn will be held 3:00 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. A visitation is scheduled for one hour before the service; starting at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Green City.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Green City.