Aileen Moffett Miller (1930 - 2018)

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Aileen Moffett Miller departed this world Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at the age of 88. Her many accomplishments and deep faith are honored by her family, including her husband of 66 years, Jim; son, Stephen; daughter-in-law, Pat and grandsons, Blake and Clarke.
Aileen was born in Harrisonville, Ky. April 7, 1930, as the only child of William (Kaiser Bill) Moffett and Lucille Moffett. She graduated near the top of her class at Lawrenceburg High. While working in the office of Dr. James Gilbert, she met her future husband, Jim, who had returned from World War II to teach veterans programs in Anderson County. During Jim's career with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, they moved to Stanford, Bardstown, and then Owenton, where they planted roots in 1960 at the last house on North Adams Street.
For 16 years, Aileen taught kindergarten in their Owenton home. During this time, more than 200 students graduated from the "Be Kind Kindergarten." Years later, Aileen would approach a former student with the greeting, "I know you. You're one of mine."
Before Kentucky reformed its judicial system in the late 1970s, she was the Owenton Police Court Judge. Aileen also served for eight years on the Owenton City Council. She played key roles in the local political campaigns of Steve Beshear, Brereton Jones, Harvey Slone, Pat Mulloy and Bill Clinton. Upon seeing Aileen waiting in the rain at the Owen County Courthouse during a campaign stop, Governor Beshear said, "I didn't know how many would come, but I knew Aileen Miller would be here."
She was an active member of the Owenton First Baptist Church, as well as being a former President of the Owen County Woman's Club and a member of the Owenton Homemakers.
Aileen's family expresses gratitude for the kindness of many friends during her illness, along with the wonderful care provided by professionals at Norton Brownsboro, Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Owenton Center, Valhalla Rehab Center and especially Symphony at Oaklawn. The family requests donations to Owenton First Baptist Church (213 N. Main Street, Owenton, KY 40359) or the Alzheimer's Foundation (322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001) instead of flowers.
McDonald & New Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements. Aileen's family and friends celebrated her life at Owenton First Baptist Church Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
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Published in The Owenton News-Herald on Jan. 2, 2019