Mary Olene Miller, the daughter of the late Rainey L. and Effie McGowen Bishop, was born in Naylor on Nov. 17, 1925, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the age of 78.
Mrs. Miller had lived in Dexter for 39 years before moving to Poplar Bluff in 1987. She was a retired employee of Elder Manufacturing and a member of the Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff.
On Nov. 6, 1944, she was married to William A. Miller in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1985.
Surviving are two sons, Troy D. Miller of Columbia, and Michael R. Miller of East Prairie; two daughters, Rene Breland and Cindy Decker, both of Poplar Bluff; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Bishop of Jackson, Tenn., Wayne Bishop of Turlock, Calif., and Everett Bishop of Dexter; and two sisters, Ruth Gunn and Janette Curtis, both of St. Louis.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Smith.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Dennis Breland of Poplar Bluff officiating.
Interment followed in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in charge of arrangements.