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Letty Miles 1926-2002


Posted By: David Hellwege (email)
Date: 9/13/2006 at 12:13:25

Letty Miles, 75, of 615 Clinton Street, Boone, died at her home Friday due to complications from cancer. She was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Boxholm, the daughter of Erik and Judith (Carlson) Johnson. She married Lawrence Miles on April 16, 1948 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm.

She was a graduate of Boxholm High School. Following graduation, she moved to Boone and worked for Ernie Thorson Insurance Agency, and later at the Iowa State University Extension Service office until her retirement in 1991. She was a member of the Augustana Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of Esther Circle, Sweet Adelines and the Boone County Hospital Auxiliary. She sang at many weddings and funerals in the Boone area. She was a volunteer at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. She enjoyed going on bus tours, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers-in-law, Vernon Cadwell and Larry Karls. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Erik Miles and his wife Patty of Cedar Rapids, and Kevin Miles of Boone; one daughter, Krisha Barrett of Ames; three granddaughters, Brita Miles of Cedar Rapids, Jenny and Jessie Barrett of Ames; three sisters, Vera Karls of St. Paul, MN, Edith Cadwell of Des Moines, and Maxine Schwisow and her husband Laurin of Fairbury, NE; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral services will be held today at 10 a.m. at the Augustana Lutheran Church in Boone, with the Rev. Daniel W. Solomon officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church from 8:30 a.m. until time of services. Interment will be in Linwood Park Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Augustana Lutheran Church.

Stark-Welin Funeral Directors in Boone was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Boone News-Republican via the WWW.]


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