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Mary L. Miller

Mary Lynn (Eighme) Miller was born January 31, 1949 in Creston, Iowa to Lucius Dale Eighme and Georgia Lee (Lutz) Eighme. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1967.

On June 24, 1967 Mary was united in marriage to Dennis Marvin Miller. Mary was a homemaker and later worked for Ankeny Drug Town as a manager of the camera department.

Mary passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband Dennis Miller of Oskaloosa; son Troy Lee Miller of Oskaloosa; grandson Christopher (Elizabeth) Miller of Belle Plaine; two granddaughters Tosha LeAnn Miller and Teah Marie Miller both of Altoona; two great-granddaughters; twin sister Doris Elaine Herington of Tracy.

Memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the Tingley Cemetery.

Graveside Services: 11:00 a.m. Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 – Tingley Cemetery - Tingley, Iowa
Officiant: Pastor Al Rusk
Visitation: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11, 2017 – Tingley Community Center - Tingley, Iowa
Burial: Tingley Cemetery - Tingley, Iowa
Memorials: In Mary's name

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Mary and Doris were classmates of Kennys. In fact, I believe Mary Lynn was a girlfriend of Kennys, but I never held a grudge...how could you when we would sit and visit on her front porch and she told me she had named a kitten after him, Kadeess. His initials-KDS! I would call her when I was driving to knoxville to moms and she would tell me about her cats, the trouble with her breathing, Dennis's wood projects and the view out her patio door. Mary Lynn was easy to talk to, funny and extremely friendly! I will miss her...I'm sure her family will feel the loss. Take time to talk about the good times and memories, there were lots of them. Love you and miss you ML!

Cathy Schaefer Nov 8 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss , we remember the good times.

Jerry and Florence Roth Nov 8 2017 12:00 AM

So very sorry to learn of Mary Lynn's passing. I knew Mary Lynn and Doris from my 'school days' and always enjoyed my visits to their home in Tingley. We had good times with lots of laughter and fun. Raymond and I extend sincere sympathy to Dennis and family, as well as to Doris.

Donna (Hosfield) Shields Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

We're so sorry to hear about Mary Lynn. Our sincere sympathies . Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Pat and Chris Garvey Oct 31 2017 12:00 AM

Denny, we are so sorry to hear about Mary. We are remembering some of those New Year's Eve parties. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and wishing you peace and comfort at this time. Lyle & Janet

Lyle & Janet Hogue Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Mary Lynn and I grew up in Tingley starting kindergarten and graduating high school together. We married guys from the same class and visited in the early days of our marriages when she was in Des Moines and we were in Ames. Although I haven't seen her in the last few years, I feel I truly have lost a good friend. Our sympathy to Dennis and the whole family including her twin sister, Doris Elaine.

Phillip & Sally Drake Oct 30 2017 12:00 AM

Dennis and family, Carolyn and I are so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She was a very lovely person and always quick with a smile and always ready to talk about out families. We know she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. We hold you and the rest of the family in our hearts, thoughts and mostly, our prayers. God bless all of you and God Bless they memory of Mary. Love, Uncle Gene and Aunt Carolyn

Gene & Carolyn Lutz Oct 29 2017 12:00 AM