Celebrating the life of Lois Ann Miller
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A private family graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown with family member, Pastor John Erickson, officiating. A private family viewing will be held at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown followed by procession to the cemetery. A memorial has been established by the family.
Lois was born January 3, 1933, in Tarpon Springs, FL, to John and Anna (Thomas) Gudgell. She attended Yorktown grade school and was a graduate of Tampico High School. Lois married Stanley John Miller on July 14, 1951, in Athens, IL. He died January 19, 2004. Lois was a rural mail carrier for Prophetstown until retiring and also helped her husband, Stanley, with their farm. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Lyndon, IL, and later attended New Hope Baptist in Como, IL. Lois was a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She helped care for her twin great-granddaughters, who adored her and always looked forward to her visits. Lois loved helping others; she truly had a servant’s heart.
Survivors include one daughter, Deb (Doug) Schrader of Sterling, IL; one granddaughter, Rebecca (John) Baggett of Morton, IL; two grandsons, Philip (Pennie) Schrader of Deer Grove, IL and Eric Swanson of San Diego, CA; twin great-granddaughters, Leeann and Susan Baggett of Morton; one great-grandson, Lukas Schrader of Deer Grove; and a daughter-in-law, Mary (Gordon) Swanson of Illinois City, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley; one son, Mick Miller; three brothers, Leo, Lester, and Lyle Gudgell.
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