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3/4/2019 12:42:00 PM
Martha R. Miller
September 19, 1953 - February 28, 2019
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Martha R. Miller, 65 of Taylorville, Ill. passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:16 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Ill. She was born on September 19, 1953 in Pana, Ill. the daughter of the late James V. Palmer and Betty (Puckett) Temmen of Pana, Ill. She married Donald Miller of Fillmore, Ill. on April 2, 1970.

Martha retired from GSI in Assumption, Ill. She was the owner of Used But Not Abused thrift store in Pana, Ill. Many years before this time, she worked for Salvation Army in Decatur and Springfield, as well as the Herald & Review and the SJR and prior at Taylorville Dress Factory. She volunteered at St Mary’s school as the playground supervisor and cooked for and was a member of VFW and Eagles in Pana. Martha was a member of the Pana High School class of 1974. Throughout her lifetime Martha enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, metal detecting, gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.                 

Surviving are her mother: Betty Temmen of Pana; husband Don Miller of Taylorville; children: Betty (Shane) Osterholt of Morrisonville; Becky (Clint) Adcock of Taylorville; Kenny (Ginger) Miller of Taylorville; Chuck (Sandra) Miller of Morrisonville and Sandy Miller of Taylorville; siblings: Phil (Gloria) Palmer of Pana, Wanda (Charles) Dumire of Mt Pulaski, Pam Morrison of Pana, Robin (Brad) Moomey of Owaneco and Judy (Darryl) Rothermich of St. Charles, Mo.; grandchildren: Erica Schwab; Cassie Osterholt; Hailey and Caleb Adcock; Koady, Kolten, Kenny Jr. and Kortinee Miller; Dax, Blaine, Claire and Bryant Stormer; Montgomery Miller, Kadeyn Kelmel, Rhianna Miller and Bo Guy; great-grandchildren: Shayna Schwab and Easton Burris. She was preceded in death by her father, James V. Palmer and brothers: James (Jim) Palmer, Herb Palmer and Vince Temmen.

Visitation will be held at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville on Friday March 8, 2019 from 11-1p.m. with funeral services to follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, Ill. A gathering for friends and family will be at the Moose Lodge in Taylorville following burial.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their on-line guest book at

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