Mary “Joanne” Miller, 82, passed away at 6:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Morning Crest Nursing Home, South Bend, Ind.
She was born on Aug. 23, 1931, in Danville, Ill., to the late Earl R. and Mary “Hazel” (Duncan) Bilsland.
On June 6, 1953 in Union City, Ind., she married Bryce W. Miller, who preceded in death on May 26, 1999.
Joanne cherished her life as a mother and grandmother.
Survivors: her daughter, Sharon E. Rakowski of South Bend and Sharon’s children, Tyler and Collin Rakowski; sons, Darryl W. (Patti) Miller of River Falls, Wis., and Darryl’s children, Andrew Miller and Traci Jo Miller; R. David (Lisa) Miller of Sullivan and David’s children, Patrick Miller, Bryce Miller and Allison Miller; and Stephen W. (Marilyn) Miller of Lakeville; and Stephen’s children, Hillary (Jeremy) Wright, Victoria Bandy, Katie (Ray) Duran and Daniel Miller. Joanne also is survived by four great-grandchildren, Aidan, Madalyn, Kainen and Camden; and two brothers, James (Diane) Bilsland of Greenwood, Ind., and Robert (Doreen) Bilsland of Carmel, Ind.
She was preceded in death by daughters Cynthia Joanne Miller and Lori Ann Miller.
Services will be 5 p.m. EDT Friday, March 21, at Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend with visitation one hour prior. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, March 22, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington, Ind.
Contributions: Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Condolences: www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.