Sheila Jean Miller, daughter of Elmer Oren and Edith Minerva (Kessell) Irvin, was born December 24, 1957 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. She went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 passing away at her home in Shenandoah, Iowa at the age of 60.
Growing up Sheila was the youngest child, living with her parents and brothers, Oren and James, and her sister Sondra on a farm in Athelston, Iowa. When she was 2 ½ the family moved to Shenandoah then when she was 8 the family moved to Imogene. Sheila lost her mother when she was only 13 and lost her father at the age of 21.
In the late 1970's Sheila was married to Charles Netherton for a brief time. In 1982 Sheila met John Richard Miller and they were married at the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas in 1986. Sheila lost John Tuesday, June 10, 2014.
Sheila was worked as a nurse's aide, a bartender, and a telemarketer during her many years of employment. In her most recent years Sheila was retired and enjoyed going to garage sales, thrift stores, bingo and gambling. Sheila also enjoyed collecting figurines of turtles and toads as she called John "my little Toader." She enjoyed going out dancing with John and never missed a chance to dance with him to the song "Good Hearted Woman." Sheila and John lived their lives together in Shenandoah, IA and Logan, IA. They were able to travel to many different states including Hawaii. One of their favorite places to spend the winter was Apache Junction, Arizona.
Sheila was preceded in death by her her husband John (2014), parents Edith (1971) and Elmer (1980) and her brother James Irvin (2007).
Survivors include her children, Wendy Seddon and husband Mike of Creston, IA, Kizzie Wilson and her husband Adam of Glenwood, IA, Danny Miller and friend Tammy of Sidney, IA, Janet Hook of Shenandoah, IA, Michael Miller and his wife Amy of Cookeville, TN, Steven Miller and his wife Michelle of Atlanta, GA, seventeen grandchildren, Wendy's four step-children, Josh, Cory, Dusty and Ara, Kizzie's three children, Samantha, Madyson and William, Danny's three daughters, Alyssa, Amity and Rhema, Janet's four children, Deb, Nikki, Natalie and Brandon, and Michaels three children Eric, John and Emma. Sheila is also survived by her brother Oren Irvin and wife Sue of Oakland, IA, and sister Sondra Sue Stogdill of Shenandoah, IA, in addition to many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Sheila leaves behind her beloved companion Henry Hoover Miller, in the care of her daughter Wendy and her husband Mike.
Celebration of life memorial services will be held 11:00 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
Memorial visitation with the family will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, Monday, January 22, 2017 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
Burial of the cremains will held at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Shenandoah.
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