Neva “Edith” Miller, 99, of rural Oelwein, Iowa died on Saturday morning, September 19, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein with Pastor Roland Waterman officiating.
Visitation: 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Interment: Oran Township Cemetery, rural Oelwein.
Memorials may be directed to her family.
Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com
Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required. Those in attendance are asked to wear a mask inside the funeral home. We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.
Neva Edith Doty was born October 24, 1920 in her family home in Oelwein, the daughter of William LeRoy and Maud Lillian (Moore) Doty. She graduated from Oelwein High School in the class of 1939. Edith was united in marriage to Wayne Earl Miller on September 6, 1943, at the First Baptist Church in Oelwein. She worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell in Oelwein for five years. Edith was a homemaker and farmed with Wayne. Edith was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday School and was the craft person for Vacation Bible School for many years. She had formerly been a member of the Oelwein Women’s Club, was the American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator for 35 years, operated an abused women’s shelter in Oelwein for eight years and was proud to be a breast cancer survivor since 1982.
Edith is survived by her 4 sons: Vic (Shari) Miller of Oelwein, Gordon (Kim) Miller of Holstein, Marc (Theresa) Miller of Oelwein and Tim (Cindy) Miller of Oelwein; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on April 27, 2003, daughter-in-law: Marilyn Miller; 3 brothers: Noel Doty at infancy, Clifford Doty and Burl Doty; and 2 sisters: Ila Garrison and Iona Reise.Read More