KATHLEEN E. (PEELE) MILLER, 61 TULSA, Okla. - Kathleen "Kathy" Miller, 61, died Friday, April 18, 2014, in Tulsa, after a long illness, surrounded by her family. Kathy was born on December 29, 1952, in Rockford, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Peele. She graduated in 1971 from East High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Graceland University in Lamoni, IA, and her Master's degree in Human Resources from the University of Michigan. Kathy's passion was in working on behalf of those less fortunate, especially abused and neglected children. Kathy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Gary; son, Travis; daughter, Sara (Yoel) Nieminen; grandchildren, Ethan and Madison, all from the Tulsa area; mother, Jane Peele; brother, Steve (Kris) Peele and sister, Janet (Alan) Wold, all from Rockford, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas, on March 21, 2014. Services were held in Tulsa on April 22, 2014.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from May 10 to May 11, 2014