Patricia Frances Miller 1947 - 2020
Posted By: Connie Swearingen- Volunteer (email)
Date: 7/27/2021 at 13:07:20
Patricia Frances Miller passed away December 4, 2020, in Sloan, Iowa at the age of 72. Diagnosed with small cell lung cancer nearly 5 years ago, Pat defeated many odds and fought courageously.
Patricia was born December 17, 1947, in Kearney, Nebraska to Donald and June Cronin. The family lived several years in Thedford before returning to Hazard where Pat attended elementary school. Following a move to Ravenna, Pat graduated from Ravenna High School in 1966. After graduation she worked at the ammunition plant in Grand Island where she would meet her future husband.
Pat married Dale Miller on August 2, 1969. They raised their four children in Ravenna. After working several years at the ammunition plant and Eatons in Kearney, Pat joined the Ravenna Dental Clinic where she was a familiar face for many years. Pat and Dale moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 2005 where Pat worked in the kitchen at Hobbs High School. They retired in 2012, splitting time between Nebraska, Iowa and Arizona.
While in Ravenna, Pat bowled and golfed in local leagues and was active in the quilting community. Pat designed many quilts and wall hangings for her children and grandchildren. She was also an avid reader. Pat and Dale spent many years camping, fishing and boating and continued to do so in retirement. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019 with a trip to Alaska. Most of all, Pat enjoyed spending time with her nine grandchildren and great granddaughter.
Pat is survived by her husband, Dale; children, Shelly LeFever of Lincoln, Nebraska, Myron (Jenny) Miller of Sloan, Iowa, Christopher (Megan) Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Erin Starr of Fairbury, Nebraska; grandchildren, Thomas, Abigail and Lila LeFever, Jacob and Samuel Miller, Harrison and Eloise Miller and Benjamin and Samantha Starr; one great granddaughter, Mazie LeFever-Sikes; and sister, Bonnie (Jake) Jakob of Tucson, Arizona.
She is preceded in death by her father, mother and brother Tim.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held in Ravenna, Nebraska in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa. At this time, condolences may be sent to 10005 100th Street, Lot 25, Sloan, Iowa 51055. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be donated to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com
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