Obituary

Barbara  V Miller
Barbara V Miller

June 18, 1943 - June 13, 2018
Born in Carlisle, KY
Resided in Urbandale, Iowa
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Barbara V. Miller, 74, passed away at Methodist Hospital in downtown Des Moines on June 13, 2018. A celebration of life will be held at Iles Funeral Home on Hickman at 3:00 PM Saturday June 16, 2018.

Barbara (Nell Pumphrey) was born June 18, 1943 in Carlisle, Nicholas County, KY to (Arthur) Hadden Pumphrey and Helen Wells. She graduated from City High in Iowa City in 1961 earned her BS at Iowa State University in 1973. She was joined in marriage to Alan C. Van Kley from 1963 until 1982. She married Richard K. Miller in Ames, Iowa in 1984. She worked as a claims adjuster at AID Insurance Co and later worked in the continuing education program at Drake University. She enjoyed travel including forty nine of the fifty states. Favorites were trips to Utah, Alaska and Europe with an extended stay in Graz, Austria. She enjoyed cooking, playing the dulcimer, dancing, birding, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents and three brothers who died in infancy. Barbara is survived by husband Richard Miller, sons Douglas (Grace) Miller of Urbandale, IA, Andrew (Lisa) Miller of Los Angeles, CA, James (Leigh Braunschweig) Van Kley of Urbandale, IA and Jeff (Linda) Van Kley of Flossmoor, IL and grandchildren Sarah Miller, Kaitlyn Van Kley and Tyler Van Kley.

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Celebration of Life
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, June 16, 2018
3:00 PM