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Neva May Miller

Neva May Miller, 89, rural Ewing, Mo., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Neva May Miller

She was born March 24, 1933 in Emerson, Mo., a daughter of Malcolm Obadiah and Mary Rosabel Snow Lumley.  She married James Richard Miller on May 2, 1959 at the New Providence Presbyterian Church in Benbow, Mo.  They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on May 2 and lived and worked together on the family farm where they raised livestock and had row crops.

Neva was a member of the Philadelphia Christian Church and was known for being a great cook (especially her pies)  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, doing puzzles and spending time with family and always looked forward to seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, James R. Miller, rural Ewing; three children, Rolla (Mary) Miller, Calhan, Colo.; Rodney (Carol) Miller, Palmyra; and Brenda (Pat) Murphy, Fenton, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Melany (Jeremy) McKnight, Calhan; Tracy (Merrell) Bennett, Peyton, Colo.; Adrienne Miller, Calhan; Tiffany (Jeremy) Hultz, Palmyra; Tom Miller, Palmyra; Trevor Miller, Palmyra; and Michaela Murphy, Salt Lake City, Utah; nine great-grandchildren, Kaylie McKnight, Tanner McKnight, Liv Bennett, Jordan Bennett, Owen Hultz, Noah Hultz, Harper Miller and Ava Miller; sister, Helen (William) Mueller, Quincy, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lavada Lumley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing, with Pastor Pat Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Ewing Memorial Cemetery..  

Pallbearers will be Thomas Miller, Trevor Miller, Jeremy Hultz, Jeremy McKnight, Tanner McKnight and Brent Bowdish.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Mueller, Todd Musolino and Dan Vonderheide 

Visitation will be held Friday, May 20, from 1 p.m. until time of services in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Philadelphia Christian Church in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home.

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