Saturday, December 10, 2016

Obituary -- Marlene Miller 1933-2016

Marlene J. Miller, 83, of Ravenwood, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Parkdale Manor in Maryville, MO, surrounded by her family.

Marlene was born on September 11, 1933, near Swaledale, IA. She was the daughter of Philip and Clara Pitzenberger. The family moved to Missouri in 1948. Marlene graduated from the Ravenwood High School in 1951.

On June 8, 1952, she married Byron N. MIller, Jr., and they had 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.

Marlene worked at several different jobs including the Platte Valley Bank, the Ravenwood Creamery, Refinished Furniture, and at Sherry's Grocery. She was the caretaker of the Wilcox School, she raised Foxes, and she and her sister opened the first Reflexology and Massage Therapy business in Maryville. They later added accupressure and pedicuring to their business. Her family always came first. She loved family get togethers, especially the one her sister and husband had every year. She also loved her flowers.

Marlene was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; brother, Clarence; sister Phyllis Ann; grandchildren, Zane and Jocelyn; and her beloved daughter, Julie Lynn.

She is survived by her husband and her sons. Daniel, of Ravenwood, MO, his children, Carl and wife, Karen, of Ravenwood, MO, and their children, Brea, Justin, Colton, Summer, and Cynthia; Daughter, Jennifer and husband, Billy Ritchie, of Grand Junction, IA, and their children, Lane and Alexis; Son, David and wife, Irma, of Ravenwood, MO, and their children, Kyle, of Ravenwood, and his son, Brayden; Daughter, Kateline, of Ravenwood; son in law, Roger Taylor, of Overland Park, KS; 3 Sisters, Dolores Slagle, of Des Moines, IA, Virginia Frear, of Maryville, MO, and Karen Hansen, Fairfax, MO. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and her beloved dog Peanut Butter.

Graveside services and burial were at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 5, 2016, at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood, MO. 

The family received friends from 5-7:00 PM, Sunday, December 4, 2016, at the Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home, Maryville, MO. 

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