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Miller, Minnie Viola Redding 1873-1940


Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 4/27/2022 at 07:49:45

Harvey, Aug. 14 Mrs. Minnie Miller entered Collins Memorial hospital last Thursday for medical examination. She was found to be in a very serious condition which nothing but an operation could remedy. Little hope was held, on account of her age and weakened condition. She decided to take a chance, but passed away on the operating table, Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13.
Funeral arrangements are held up at this writing, pending word from her son John of Los Angeles, Calif.
Source: Knoxville (IA) Express; Thursday, August 15, 1940, page 5

Minnie Miller, daughter of John and Melvina Redding, was born June 7, 1873, died in Memorial Hospital, Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 12, 1940, aged 67 years, 2 months, 5 days. Her parents and brother Dannie preceded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Chas Miller, Sept. 6, 1896. He preceded her in death 21 years ago.
To them were born four children Imogen, who passed away in infancy; Earl L. Miller, deceased, served in the Navy during the world war, re-enlisting and serving his country until his death; John Miller of Los Angeles, Calif. and Alta Boland, of Albia.
She leaves to mourn her death one son, one daughter and five grandchildren Miola, Mary and Jackie Miller, Earl and Cathryn Boland, many relatives and friends. Mrs. Miller, having spent all her life in and around Harvey, was known to everyone as a devoted mother, a good, loving friend, with courage, sincerity and unselfishness, which is the cornerstone of character.
She united with the Methodist church in Harvey Thursday af- (sic) was a charter member of the Royal Neighbor of America, and had served for 23 years as recorder of the Good Samaritan camp of Harvey.
Services were held at the M.E. church in Harvey, Thursday afternoon, Aug. 15, 1940, conducted by Rev. Fred Martin, pastor.
Ritual services by Royal Neighbors of America Camp 6077 of Harvey. Interment in Eureka cemetery.
Source: Knoxville (IA) Express; Thursday, August 22, 1940, page 5
(NOTE: in the 3rd to last paragraph there was at least 1 line of text missing in the newspaper)


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