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Wilma Miller

d. February 11, 2016

Wilma Miller, age 88, of Fancy Prairie, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center.

Wilma is survived by her two sons, Terry (Brenda) Miller and Tom (Cathy) Miller; two daughters, Candy (Steve) Farmer and Angie Miller; and one sister, Donna Ott, all of Fancy Prairie; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many honorary family members.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Walter (Oke); one brother; and four sisters.

Wilma was born September 24, 1927 in Elkhart, IL, the daughter of William and Zelma (Agnew) Davis.

Wilma graduated from Elkhart High School in 1945.

Wilma and Oke were childhood sweethearts and were married from September 21, 1946 until his death in 1996.

She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She loved traveling with Oke on their Honda Goldwing motorcycle and visited over 45 states and Canada. She also enjoyed sewing, reading and most of all spending time with kids. She was also a member of the Elkhart Christian Church. She worked as a seed analyst supervisor for the Department of Agriculture where she eventually retired after 20 years.

Visitation for Wilma will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1-4 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery, near Williamsville, IL.

Pastor Stacy Popejoy will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to Elkhart Christian Church or Tyler Miller for Missionary work in Africa.



  1. Our sincere condolences to the Miller family.
    Heaven has gained another beautiful angel with Wilma’s passing. Hugs and prayers that you find comfort in knowing that she is in a beautiful place.
    Sincerely, Steve and Julie Towe

  2. I was honored by knowing Mrs Miller and the whole Miller family during my college years. There was so much love there that they willingly and openly shared it with everyone. I’ll always remember my trips to Fancy Prairie and being a part of the family during those times. I send my sincere sympathy to all. There has to be fulfillment and joy in knowing you all not only received her love but are passing It on in your lives. I wish you all peace.

  3. I had hoped to come to the visitation on Sunday, but due to the snow storm was not able to make it. I would have loved to seen all of you as I felt like I knew you as I heard Wilma talk about you and shared family photos. It would have been nice to have seen the grandchildren as adults.

    I worked with Wilma for many years at the Dept. of Ag. As a co-worker we shared many good times (weddings, birth of her grand children, etc.); and also some sad times. We all knew in the seed lab that spring was here when we saw Wilma carry in her motorcycle helmet. I always envied how she could get her drivers’ license renewed at the IL State Fair since her birthday was in Sept. We also were “roomies” in Minneapolis, MN once while attending a Seed Identification class.

    I know she will be missed by all, but sure you have many good memories of her to cherish as I do. She was a great lady!

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