JoAnne M. Miller



JoAnne M. Miller, 88, of Harper, died Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

JoAnne was born February 27, 1929, in rural Harper, to Leo and Helen (Nicoli) Rettler and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. On August 28, 1947, she married Milo D. Miller. A lifelong resident of Harper, JoAnne worked at the Keota Eagle for several years and also was a waitress at Harper House and Weber's Steakhouse.

Survivors include three children: Milo (Mary Lou) Miller II of Savanna, Ill., DiAnna Mears of Cedar Rapids and Beaver (Vickie) Miller of Mt. Carroll, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and special friends: Jeanette and Lee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milo in 2005; three sisters; and two brothers.

Funeral mass was Monday, February 12, at Holy Trinity Parish - St. Mary Catholic Church in Keota. Burial at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper. Visitation was on Sunday at Powell Funeral Home in Keota, where there was a wake service and rosary.

Memorials can be made to the animal shelter of your choice or the University of Iowa Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. Visit for more information.

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