Mary Miller, 92

Mary Ida (Butt) Miller, 92, of Peru passed away at 3:15 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at her residence.

She was born July 24, 1927 in Peru to George E. Butt and Lois (Fisher) Butt. 

Mary married Slana K. Miller on July 16, 1943, they were married for 75 years when he preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2019.

Together they had three children, Tom (Susan) Miller, Bruce Miller (deceased) and Kathy (Dave) Briner; eight grandchildren, Kevin Miller, Rick (Lisa) Miller, Jeff Miller, Christine (Jeff) Crane, Macey Miller, Brooke (Jess) Killian, Robin Carter and Jay Briner; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.  

The family would like to also mention, Michel Cloar-Jameson and family; without whom her daughter Kathy could not have managed to keep Mary in her home.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and sister, Thelma Ballee. 

Mary was an accounting manager at Grissom Air Force Base Exchange until her retirement. 

She loved tatting, crocheting, collecting (particularly thimbles, tatting shuttles, and copper), camping and being both a mother and grandmother.

A service celebrating the life of Mary Ida Miller will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 West Main St., Peru with Pastor Jim Rairigh officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Family and friends will gather from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

Posted on 2019 Nov 06