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Margaret (Peg) Ann Miller, 74, of Lamar, Mo., formerly of Uniontown, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.
Peg, born on December 31, 1942, was the only child of Evelyn and Wilson Romesburg of Uniontown. She graduated from Uniontown High School in 1960 and Grove City College in 1964 with degrees in English and French.
In 1965, Peg married her high school sweetheart, Michael L. Miller. From this union, they were blessed with three sons, Dr. Erik M. Miller, of Lamar, Brett J. Miller, of Lamar, and Dr. Kirk A. Miller, of Kansas City, Mo. They blessed Peg with six grandchildren, Brianna and Gabrielle, daughters of Dr. Erik and Brenda McDaniel Miller; Carmen and Wilson, daughter and son of Brett Miller and Marsha Swavely Miller; and Simon and Eva, son and daughter of Dr. Kirk and Stephanie Brown Miller.
Mike's career as a chemical engineer moved the family around the country, but Peg always found a church home, a teaching job, and a home that was comfortable for the family and welcoming to all the neighborhood kids who frequently stopped by. She taught English, French, Spanish, and gifted classes over the course of her career, and even spent a few years substitute teaching.
Peg's favorite activities were spending time with the Lord, traveling, and doting on her grandchildren. She attended as many of their activities as she could, whether it be locally, in Kansas City, or traveling to a meet. Having all her family together brought her great joy.
After 46 years of marriage, Mike passed away in January, 2012.
Peg married Earl Shofler of Webb City, Mo., in September, 2016. With him, he brought a son, Shane Shofler, and daughter, Heather Stilley, into the family as well as Heather's daughters, Chase and Wren Stilley. Peg, or Granny as many people called her by now, just couldn't stop smiling at all the blessings in her life.
Peg was an active member of the Oakton United Methodist Church, including teaching Sunday School for many years, singing on the Praise Team, and participating in the women's group. She had a soft heart for those in need, and never hesitated to give of her time and talents.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, at Oakton United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home on Thursday, June 22.
Flowers may be sent to Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar. Contributions are suggested to the Jefferson County Christian School in care of the funeral home.
Published on June 18, 2017
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