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SHELLSBURG--Clarice Lucille Miller
Clarice Lucille Miller

Clarice Lucille Miller, 93 formerly of Shellsburg, died Sunday morning Jan 1, 1995, in Heritage Acres Care Center, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Services are at 2 pm Tuesday, United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Helen Hanson(Leo); Eileen Hepker (Merle), all of Cedar Rapids, and Bernita Troxel (Benny) of Vinton; two sons Donald of Shellsburg and Loren of Cedar Rapids; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-granchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Allen; a brother, Theodore Graham; and her parents.

Born Sept 6, 1901, in Cedar Rapids to Chalmer and Elnora Lampman Graham, she married Arthur Miller in 1920 in Morrison, Illinos. He died in 1955. Clarice farmed with her husband in the Urbana area until buying the Clover Farm Grocery Store in Urbana, which they operated from 1948 to 1955.

{Submitter comment: Grace died in Cedar Rapids}

Submitted on 01-Apr-2009 by

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Shellsburg Man Breathes Last
John W. Miller

John Miller passed away early this morning. Suffered Many months with Cancer of the Stomach

At :30 this morning John Miller of Shellsburg Passed away after a long illiness from cancer of the stomach. For several weeks his condition had been such as to warn the facility that the end was near.

The funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church at Shellsbug Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rev Bryden will deliver the sermon and Revs. Lindsay and Thompson will assist in the obsequies. Interment will be in the Shellsburgh Cemetery.

Came to country in 1855.

For over sixty years John Miller had lived in Benton county, coming here with his parents from Ohio in 1855. All his life since he was five years of age was spent in Canten township, Until six years ago Mr. Miller was engaged in farming on the old homested near Shellsburg. At that time he said the place and retired to the town. He was 67 years old last May.

The death of Mr. Miller marks the passing of another pioneer of this county. He was an uncle by marriage of Col. Loren Hite of this city.

The wife and four children mourn the death of a kind husband and father. The children are Wm. Miller of Sioux Falls , S. Dak., Paul Miller, Mrs. Emma Franklin and Clarence Miller, all living near Shellsburg.

Submitted on 04-Oct-2011 by
Sheryl Mason Reynolds,

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Lea Mae Casner Miller

Lea Mae Casner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casner, was born at Urbana, Iowa, September 15, 1898, and lived all her life here. Her great joy was in her home, the school and Bible school. She gave her heart to the Christ nine years ago. July 3, 1916, she was united in marriage to Mr. Andy Miller of West Union, where they resided for three years. To this union three children were born, Mildred Loaraine, age 4; Francis Edward, who died in infancy, and Charles D., age 21 months. After three years residence in West Union, Mr. and Mrs. Miller moved to Davenport, where they lived one and one half years. Most of the time since then had been spent in Urbana. About five months ago Mrs. Miller's health began to fail in a marked degree and from that time her suffering was almost constant until her death Jan. 29, 1922, at the age of 23 years, 4 months and 14 days. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, two children, father and mother, three brothers, Alfred W., Donald M., and Leo C., besides a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Christian Church with the Rev. John McKee in charge. Mrs. Florence Geiger, Mrs. Amy Saunders, Mrs. Leona Taylor and Mrs. Pauline Mader, members of her Sunday school class, acted as flower girls. Clifford Mader, Glen Burrell, Ray Geiger, Floyd Cross, Clarence Dripps and Noel Wheeler were pall bearers. Mrs. Guy Brown, Mrs. Will Burrell, Ivan Hawley and Oscar Mader sang with Mrs. Carl Rogers at the piano. Interment was in the Urbana cemetery.

{Submitter comment: This was a first cousin to my father, Fred L Aurner. Lea's parents were Frank and Floretta Evans Casner.}
Submitted on Sun Jan 9 20:09:05 2000 by
Joyce Schultz,

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