Obituary: Helen Miller


Helen May Miller, 91 of Le Claire and Eldridge, passed away Jan. 28, 2019, at Alverno Health Care in Clinton.  Per her wishes her body has been donated for medical research.  Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the United Methodist Church of Eldridge.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600 Doylestown, PA  18901 or via

Helen was born in Africa to missionary parents and grew up as a PK (preacher’s kid).  She grew up in various cities in Minnesota and attended Hamline University.  She spent her adult life with her husband Robert W. Miller, raising her family of four in Minnesota and Iowa.  She enjoyed poetry, playing bingo, sewing, crossword puzzles, and many outdoor activities such as camping and boating.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Bob, parents, son Daniel, two sisters, Olive and Ruth, Snooker and Misty Blue.

Those left to honor her memory include one daughter, Karen (Dave) Carey, Minoqua, Wis., two sons, Robert (Bobbie) Miller, Fulton, Ill., David (Pam) Miller, Washington, Ill., one brother, Robert (Marjorie) Shields, Minneapolis, Minn., daughter-in-law Julie Miller, 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

May she rest in peace with our Lord.


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