Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller

Ruth Amelia Miller, 87, of Baraga Manor in Otsego, Michigan, died Saturday, Feb.15, 2014, in Kalamazoo, Mich. following repair of a fractured hip.

Miller was born Oct. 12, 1926 in Conway, Mo., the daughter of Edward and Joy (Marsh) Miller.

She was a graduate of the Burge School of Nursing, and was proud to have spent most of her career ushering babies into the world as an obstetrical nurse. She worked at St. John’s Hospital and at General Electric in Springfield, Mo. as well.

Miller loved babies and children, was lovingly known as Aunt Boo to hundreds of them across the country. She was loyal to family and friends, a champion of the underdog, and a kind and generous neighbor.

As a girl, Miller’s beautiful alto singing voice was in high demand at weddings and funerals, and she will be remembered for her sense of fashion, her delicious home cooking, excellent needlework and willingness to help anyone who needed her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Annie Ivene Miller, Rosemary Van Fossen and Lois Hill; brothers Stanley Miller, Ralph Miller and Louis Miller; nephew Ted Hill.

She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and George Wissbaum; nephews Brent Miller and his wife, Nancy, Mark Wissbaum, Roger Wissbaum; nieces Elma Rosenberg and her husband, Calvin; Ruth E. Simmons and her husband, David; Rosemary Parker and her husband, Chuck; Julia Wissbaum and Louise Wissbaum, Penny Miller and Shirley Miller; great nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial will be planned at a later time, according to her wishes.

Memorials may be directed to the Conway Memorial Library, 327 E. Jefferson, Conway, MO 65632.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Melissa Millecam says:

    Blessings to Aunt Boo! She was a wonderful friend. Condolences to Punk, Chick and the whole family

  2. Christine says:

    I’m so sorry you’ve lost Aunt Boo. I never met her, though I often use her recipe for sweet chili and think of her every time I do.

  3. Harold Patterson, Jr. says:

    Ruth was always be known as a caring Nurse while she worked at General Electric in Springfield, Mo. Heart felt sorry goes out to the family. May God Bless the whole family for sharing Ruth with us !!!

  4. Sherry Miller Ladd says:

    I was one of the many babies that Ruth ushered into the world at Burge Hospital in Springfield many years ago. Or at least that is the story I was told.

    Always enjoyed seeing Ruth at family reunions in Conway.

    Another good family member gone.

    God Bless everybody.

  5. PATSY JOHNSON AND FAMILY says:

    I FIRST MET RUTH WHEN MY HUSBAND ,BOBBY, AND I MOVED TO HOT SPRINGS, AR, IN 1969. WE HAPPENED TO LIVE IN THE SAME APARTMENT COMPLEX, AND BECAME FRIENDS VERY QUICKLY. OUR SON, SHAWN,WASBORN IN HOT SPRINGS IN 1969,AND WAS THE FIRST BABY BOY BORN THERE IN MANY MONTHS. RUTH WAS THE DELIVERY NURSE, AND OUR FRIENDSHIP BLOSSOMED EVEN MORE AFTER THAT. WE BOTH ENDED UP IN SPRINGFIELD,
    MO, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS AND BECAME FRIENDS FOR LIFE. SHE WAS A GREAT LADY AND WE WILL MISS HER…..BUT WE DO HAVE OUR GREAT MEMORIES. REST IN PEACE, RUTH. I KNOW
    WE WILL MEET AGAIN. PAT, BOBBY,SHAWN,AND SHANNON

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