Grace Miller

Posted 3/16/20

Grace B. Raley Miller, 96, of Paris, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center where she was a resident.

A service celebrating her life is 2 p.m. Saturday, …

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Grace Miller

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Grace B. Raley Miller, 96, of Paris, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Paris Healthcare Center where she was a resident.

A service celebrating her life is 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill. Burial follows in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris and from 1 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the funeral home in Bloomington

Mrs. Miller was born on Aug. 20, 1923, near Mt. Pleasant, Ky., the daughter of the late Arthur T. and Elizabeth Baize Stewart. She married Jasper H. Raley Dec. 15, 1940, and he preceded her in death March 5, 1992, in Raton, N.M. She later met and married Emerson Miller of Sullivan, Dec. 30, 1995, and he also preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2013.   

She and her first husband had one son, Monty (Peggy) Raley of Paris. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Teri (Mark) Goodwin of Danville, Tobi (Troy) Sanders of Paris and Stewart (Kelli) Raley of Phoenix, Aria.; seven great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was also blessed to have a dearest friend, Susan McCune, who spent the last eight years with her as a trusted companion and housemate sharing many good times together.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Miller lived a good life full of faith in her never-ending belief in God and her family. She attracted many friends and enjoyable experiences through her life’s journey from Kentucky to Illinois, to Colorado and New Mexico, and finally back to Illinois. She also took pleasure and pride in planting, raising and talking to her flowers. That was one of her last wishes – to go back to the farm to plant her flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.