Dean Miller, age 99, Grant City, Missouri died Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Worth County Convalescent Center in Grant City.
Virginia Dean Miller was born to Franz and Lucy (Ewing) Miller, North of Allendale, Missouri on January 11, 1919.
Dean was a 1936 graduate of Grant City High School and a 1940 graduate of Northwest Missouri Teacher’s College in Maryville, Missouri, where she received her education degree. Dean taught in a one room schoolhouse in Worth County, Missouri, one year at Spring Hill, Iowa; fifteen years at Redding, Iowa; and eleven years at Leon, Iowa. She retired in 1968, returning to the family in rural Grant City, Missouri.
Dean was a faithful lifetime member of the Grant City First Christian Church; a fifty-year member of the P.E.O. Chapter BL, Grant City; and an avid bridge club member.
Dean’s father passed away in 1934 during the Great Depression on the farm North of Allendale, Missouri. Her uncle, longtime Grant City attorney Bert Miller, moved his sister-in-law’s family to a farm still known as “Lucy Miller Corner” East of Grant City so Dean and her siblings could attend high school in Grant City. Dean was grateful for her uncle Bert and said he always had good advice. She moved into his former home in Grant City in 1997 before moving to the Worth County Convalescent Center in 2017.
Dean was an exceptional housekeeper, gardener, seamstress and cook. She prepared thousands of delicious, homemade meals for her brothers, nieces and nephews. She was a reserved person and expressed love for her family through tireless service to them. A natural teacher, children were drawn to her quiet steadiness and servant’s heart. Dean’s gentle spirit and Christian example influenced multiple generations of her family.
Dean was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lois Miller, brothers Olan Miller, Claude Miller, Lyle Miller, niece Brenda Miller, and uncle Bert Miller.
Dean is survived by her sister-in-law, Alice Miller; nephews, Burton Miller, Marshall (Joy) Miller, Douglas (Dee) Miller, Joel (Roxanne) Miller, Mark (Mary) Lister; nieces Cheryl (Robert) Hill, Kathy (Eric) Mattson, Linda (Steve) Johnson; and special cousins, Ann Ewing and Wendell (Shirley) Sisk.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Andrews-Hann Funeral Home in Grant City, where the family will receive friends from 10-11 AM, one hour prior to the services. Burial will be in the Grant City Cemetery, Grant City.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Grant City First Christian Church, PO Box 218, Grant City, Missouri 64456 or the Worth County Convalescent Center, 503 East 4th Street, Grant City, Missouri 64456
Arrangements Andrews-Hann Funeral Home