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Margarett Maxine Miller, 88, of Jefferson City, died Wednesday, December 15, 2010, surrounded by her children at the home of her daughter who cared for her. She was born on November 20, 1922, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of the late Everett Wesley and Olive Martha Brumley Appling. She was married on January 19, 1957, in Miami, Okla., to Orval Roger "Mike" Miller Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2009. A 1941 graduate of Eldon High School, Mrs. Miller was employed for 17 years as an operator line supervisor with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She retired in 1990 as Communications Coordinator with the Missouri Department of Corrections where she had been employed for 20 years. She was a member of First Christian Church, Eldon; Victoria Chapter No. 14, Order of Eastern Star; and an honorary member of New Bloomfield Chapter, No. 138, Order of Eastern Star. She spent much of her time watching the birds and small woodland animals in her back yard. In her later years, she developed a love for bird and angel figurines. Survivors include two sons, Eugene W. Miller and his wife, Dean, Olean, Mo.; and Orval Roger Miller Jr.; one daughter, Michelle M. Gerstner and her husband, Steve, of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren, Debbie Crisler, Christopher Gerstner, Daniel Gerstner, Taylor Gerstner, Maria Miller, Caden Miller, Michael McDaniel, David McDaniel, and Amanda McDaniel; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael D. McDaniel. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home where an Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Capital Area Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 2413 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.
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