Alice Miller

October 30, 1910 — April 22, 2010

Alice Miller

Alice B. Miller, 99, of rural Matherville, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at home. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Matherville. Burial is at St. John Cemetery, Viola. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday, with a rosary to follow at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Matherville. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church. A daughter of Thomas and Mary Dooley David, Alice Bernice David was born on Oct. 30, 1910. She was born, raised and lived her entire life on the family farm in rural Matherville. She married Mike Miller Oct. 1, 1929, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, rural Matherville. He died Dec. 27, 1991. She was a homemaker in every sense of the word. She had many jobs that she carried out around the family farm. Her home was always open to everyone. Raising the many kids that came by the house is what she said kept her young. Her many interests included horses, dancing, playing piano and oil painting. She even went and taught art at Matherville Grade School. Alice was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Matherville. Over the years, she had been a member of the Auxiliary Rosary Society, Altar Society and taught Catechism. Also active in the community, she was a member of Matherville Eagles Auxiliary, Farm Bureau, Rural Farmers Wives and Home Extension. Survivors include her daughter, Pam Miller, rural Matherville; two sons, Tom (Sis) Miller, Matherville, and Michael (Deb) Miller, Davenport; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bob Miller; daughter, Carol Steagall; infant daughter, Rose; brother, Benjamin David; sister, Ella Redpath; half-brother, Phillip Crummy; and half-sister, Rosie Crummy.

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