Betty L. Miller

{July 12, 1942 - November 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 will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Wyaconda with Delbert Scobee officiating.  Burial will be in the Wyaconda Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 8, at the Gerth Funeral Home in Wyaconda with the family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m.

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.

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  1. God Bless the family. Each of you have my deepest sympathy.

    Comment by Mary Payne on November 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm