Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Joan M. Miller, 86, of Tremont, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

 Born April 24, 1926, in Peoria to Dr. John P. and Opal Petri Blumenschein, She married Ben A. Miller on July 21, 1945, in Reno, Nev. He died on March 13, 2009.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Anderson.

Surviving are one son, Dr. John K. (Mary) Miller of Peoria; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

 She was graduate of the University of Illinois. She was first employed by the Tazewell County Clerk’s Office in Pekin and later by the Tremont Savings and Loan Association for many years.

 She was an active member of Tremont United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was also a soloist in the church choir.

 Her funeral was Jan. 25 at Tremont United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chet Travis officiated. Visitation was Jan. 24 at Davis Mortuary in Tremont. Cremation was accorded after the funeral and private burial will take place at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont.

 Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Tremont United Methodist Church or Tremont District Library.

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