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Earmon Miller of St. Clair, MO, formerly of Lonedell, MO, departed this life on Sunday, May 24, 2009, in St. Clair, having reached the age of eighty-five years, nine months and twenty-eight days. Earmon was born in Clinton, KY, on July 26, 1923, daughter of Thomas “Raymond” Murphy and Lucy Murphy nee Bailey. On February 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Marvin Charley Miller and five children came to bless this union.
Earmon is survived by two sons, Norman Miller and wife, Joyce, and Raymon Miller and wife, Peggy, all of Dittmer, MO; by three daughters, Geraldine Ray and husband, Gary, of St. Louis, MO, Bonnie Jean Counts and husband, Jake, of Granite City, IL, and Barbara Shannon and husband, Douglas, of Lonedell; by two brothers, Charles Murphy and Gene Murphy and wife, Eunice, all of St. Louis; by five sisters, Velma Simmons of St. Louis, Zelma McNew and husband, Herman, of Sikeston, MO, Margaret Shull of East Prairie, MO, Alma Spikes of Waterloo, IL and Cecelia Lewis and husband, DeWayne, of Desloge, MO; by nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Earmon was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lucy Murphy; by her husband, Marvin Miller; by one brother, Carl Murphy; and by one sister, Oval Hale.
Earmon was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith. During the years she lived in St. Louis, she was a member of the United Pentecostal Church of Lemay, MO and after moving to Lonedell, she was a member of the Rivers of Life Worship Center, formerly First Pentecostal Church of St. Clair. During her working years, Earmon was employed as a machine operator for Elder’s Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, retiring after twelve years of service. After moving to Lonedell, Earmon enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers. She was a talented seamstress and even made draperies for her home. Cooking was another favorite pastime and she especially enjoyed preparing large meals for family gathering. Earmon was happiest when she was spending time with her family. Each of her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, just as she did in their hearts.
A kind and loving mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO and 4:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 28 at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, MO with funeral services at 1:00 PM Friday, May 29, 2009, with the Rev. James D. Manning officiating. Interment was in Morgan Memorial Park Cemetery, Advance, MO. Memorials may be made to charity of choice.