JoAnne M. Miller, 88, of Harper, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
JoAnne was born Feb. 27, 1929, in rural Harper to Leo and Helen (Nicoli) Rettler, and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. On Aug. 28, 1947, she married Milo D. Miller at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper. A lifelong resident of Harper, JoAnne worked at the Keota Eagle for several years and also was a waitress at Harper House and Weber's Steakhouse. She was a member of the Keokuk County Bowl Hall of Fame and enjoyed bowling, camping, traveling and going to her grandkids' sporting events. She dearly loved taking care of her outside cats.
Survivors include three children, Milo (Mary Lou) Miller II of Savanna, Ill., DiAnna Mears of Cedar Rapids and Beaver (Vickie) Miller of Mount Carroll, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Milo (Jennifer) Miller III, Troy (Chenoa) Miller, Brett Miller, Bradley (Jamie) Mears, Ashley (Chad) Albert, Brittany (Jacob) Mears, Kari Albers, USN Ret., and Keli (Josh) Knuth; 12 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Jeanette and Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milo in 2005; three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at Holy Trinity Parish St. Mary Catholic Church in Keota. Burial at Holy Trinity Cemeteries St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. Visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Funeral Home in Keota, where there will be a wake service and rosary at 2 p.m.
Memorials to the animal shelter of your choice or the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. www.powellfuneralhomes.com