Edith Miller, 87

Edith Miller, age 87, of Iowa Falls, died on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Valley View Nursing & Rehab Center in Eldora. Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls with inurnment at a later date. Family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until time of services at the church on Saturday. The Surls Funeral Home of Iowa Falls is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Grafton Miller, Jr.; 2313 15th Ave., Eldora, IA., 50627

Edith Marion Miller was born on March 22, 1927 in Waterbury, VT, the daughter of Arthur and Myrtle (Gibbs) Marden. She attended Morrisville Elementary School and graduated from the Peoples Academy. On December 8, 1945, Edith was united in marriage to Grafton Miller, Jr. in Morrisville, VT. She had worked at Rite Drug and Hy-Vee, retiring in 2007. She attended the Congregational Church and the Methodist Church. She enjoyed raising llamas, sewing, crafts, reading to her grandchildren, rescuing kitties, I.S.U. basketball and football and flying and traveling.

Edith is survived by her husband of 68+ years, Grafton Miller, Jr.; two sons, Winfield (Karen) Miller of Eldora and Meredith (Mary) Miller of Marshalltown; five grandchildren, Dori (Monte) Carter of Breda, Cassie (Rick) Heetland of Ackley, Chad Miller, Sr. of Iowa Falls, Liz (Ben) Fogle of Omaha, NE, and Christi (Nate) Lowry of Waukee; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Myrtle Marden; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Grafton, Sr. and Ila Miller; and a grand-daughter-in-law, Katyl Miller.