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Marie (Clifton) Miller (1986)

CLIFTON, ELLIS, JOHNSON, MILLER, WOODS

Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 12/6/2017 at 07:20:47

The Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
Osceola, Iowa
Thursday, July 24, 1986
Page 1, Column 6

Life of Local Woman

An elderly Osceola woman died in Clarke County Hospital Thursday afternoon, July 17, shortly after being struck by a pickup truck on South Main Street.

It was the first pedestrian traffic fatality in Osceola since 1972.

Marie Miller, 88, was crossing South Main near the Christian Church shortly before 1 p.m. when she was struck by a northbound pickup, driven by David Donaldson, 40 of Osceola. According to the report of the Iowa Highway Patrol, Donaldson was unable to stop his truck which struck Mrs. Miller, who was crossing the street from east to west to attend a meeting at the Christian Church.

She was taken by ambulance to the Clarke County Hospital where she died a short time later. State troopers are assisting the Osceola Police Department with technical aspects of the investigation; both agencies had representatives at the scene of the accident. No charges had been filed at press time.

The Osceola Sentinel-Tribune
Osceola, Iowa
Thursday, July 24, 1986
Page 12, Column 1

Marie Miller Rites Sunday

Marie Miller, 88, of Osceola died Thursday, July 17 at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola of injuries received in a traffic accident earlier that day.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at the Kale Funeral Home in Osceola with Rev. Neville Clayton of Osceola officiating. Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola.

Marie Miller was born October 27, 1897 at Truro, the daughter of Charles Clifton and Vinnie Ellis Clifton. On July 28, 1917, she married Ernest Miller at Osceola; they were the parents of four children.

An active member of the First Christian Church of Osceola, she was a member of the Book Lovers Club, Flower of the Month Club, Garden Club, Historical Society and Women’s Club.

She is survived by a daughter, Louise Woods and her husband, Wayne of Osceola; a daughter, Lucille Johnson and husband, Duane of Livonia, Michigan; a daughter-in-law, Agnes Miller of Livonia, Michigan; six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one brother Clarence (Happy) Clifton of Osceola.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ernest; two sons, Charles Donovan, in infancy, and Alma Benton Miller; and a brother Willis.

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