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Velma B. Miller

April 16th, 1926 – June 5th, 2020

Velma Bernice Miller, age 94 of Athens, Illinois, formerly of Browning, Illinois, passed away at 7:45 pm Friday, June 5, 2020 at her home in Athens. She was born on April 16, 1926 in Chapin, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Georgia (Rigor) Schall. She married Edwin Christy Miller, Sr. on September 11, 1946 in Beardstown, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 5, 1997.

Velma was also preceded in death by one son Gregory Miller, two sisters, Marion Davison and Betty Macfee, and one brother Henry Schall.

She was a housewife and homemaker and was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

Velma is survived by one son, Edwin "Deuce" (and Linda) Miller, Jr. of Browning, Illinois, five grandchildren; Lisa (and Doug) Mueller of Athens, Billy Miller of Creve Coeur, Illinois, Tracy (and Wendy) Miller of Lawton, Michigan, John (and Misty) Miller and Carla (and Will) Vaughn, both of Browning, Illinois, twelve great-grandchildren, and multiple great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for cremated remains will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Mud Valley Cemetery in Browning, Illinois. Pastor Ken Gennicks will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mud Valley Cemetery fund.


June 8th, 2020

Ed and Linda I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my prayer

June 9th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I remember your sweet mother from years ago at Church of the Brethren. Thinking of you with our sincere thoughts and prayers. Gary & Cheryl Matteson

June 9th, 2020

So sorry for your loss of your Mom. Sending my Thoughts and Prayers 🙏 for All of your Family. Sue Palmer

June 13th, 2020

We loved talking with ‘Grandma Velma’ when we would visit Doug & Lisa. She was always easy to talk with and always had a kind word. She will be greatly missed. Ron & Wendy Hayward