Virginia Ruth Miller
Virginia Ruth Miller

September 24, 1923 - April 18, 2017
Born in Polk County, Iowa
Resided in Runnells, IA
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Virginia Ruth Miller, 93, Runnells, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She now resides in her heavenly home joining Stanley and her Lord and Savior.

Survivors include sons Jay (Rhonda) Miller & Jim (Diane) Miller, grandchildren Chad (Manda), Amie (Doug), Keri, and Gary, eight great grandchildren, brother John (Judy) Carlson, and sister Winifred Quiner.

Preceding her in death was her husband Ralph Stanley Miller in 2008, parents Carl John & Maggie Rebecca (Johnson) Carlson, brother Orville Carlson and sister Geraldine Clark.

Virginia had retired from the State of Iowa as a secretary.

Music was a passion. She played the piano and organ for her church as well as teaching Sunday School. Later she also mastered the violin. Her skill with numbers carried over to her winning ways in dominos, checkers, and scrabble. Within her family she was revered for her canning, bread, and especially the 'rhubarb pie'.

A funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00am at Altoona Baptist Church, 803 3rd Ave. S.W., Altoona, Iowa 50009. Visitation will be Sunday, April 23, 2017, with the family greeting friends from 4 to 6pm at Grandview Park Funeral Home, 3211 Hubbell Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50317.

Burial will be at Stuart Cemetery, near Runnells, Iowa, following the service.

Memorial Fund: Altoona Baptist Church, 803 3rd Ave. S.W., Altoona, Iowa 50009.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Sunday, April 23, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Altoona Regular Baptist Church
803 Third Avenue, S.W.
Altoona, IA US 50009
Monday, April 24, 2017
10:00 AM
Stuart Cemetery
Near Runnells, IA US --
Monday, April 24, 2017
12:30 PM


Altoona Regular Baptist Church
803 3rd Avenue SW
Altoona, IA 50009