November 17, 2011

(7/12/1942 - 11/5/2011)

Betty L. Miller, 69, of Keokuk, formerly of Wyaconda, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Lexington Square Care Facility in Keokuk.

She was born the daughter of Thomas M. and Violet Mary (Davis) Mortimer on July 12, 1942 in Keokuk, Iowa.

Betty married Lyle D. Miller, Sr. on January 8, 1958 in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1997.

Lyle and Betty had six children. The Millers lived in Keokuk before moving frequently, and finally settling in Wyaconda. She moved to Keokuk following Lyle's death. Betty enjoyed playing bingo, reading and being with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Thomas and Fuller Mortimer, and a granddaughter, Ginger Yates.

She is survived by her daughters, Bobbie Thurman of Kahoka, Mary Hemingway and Bonnie Elder, both of Memphis; sons, Lyle Miller, Jr. of Keokuk, Bill Miller of Creston, Iowa, and Danny Miller of Arbela; her brothers, Laroy "Jack" Mortimer of Keokuk, Raymond and wife Sarah Mortimer of Monmouth, IL, and Robert D. and wife Bonnie Mortimer of Keokuk; sisters, Rosetta M. and husband Jim Worster and Janice "Peggy" and husband Robert Conover Sr., all of Alexandria; 14 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Wyaconda with Delbert Scobee officiating. Eric Stewart, Russell Heck, John Herring, Anthony Miller, Darrell Herring, and James Worster, Jr., were pallbearers. Burial was in the Wyaconda Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Lexington Square Care Facility and can be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main St., Wyaconda, MO 63474.

Condolences may be sent to the Miller family by logging onto

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Wyaconda chapel.

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone