Sabbie Berniece Miller

Written by Theresa Rose on April 13, 2015

Sabbie Berniece Miller, 92 of Mediapolis, died Saturday April 11, 2015 at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis. Born September 9, 1922, in rural Oakville, she was the daughter of William and Myrtie Nelson Crow. She married Frank R. Miller on June 27, 1949. He died October 15, 1985. She attended country schools in Des Moines County. She and her husband lived and farmed together in the Yarmouth area until his death when she moved to Mediapolis.
She was a dedicated homemaker, a member of the Yarmouth Methodist Church, a Sunday school teacher, and 4-H leader. After her move to Mediapolis she was a volunteer at the Mediapolis grade school. She enjoyed eating out, especially having lunch with her long-time friends and neighbors. Her special joy was spending time with her two grandchildren, Ryan and Kristin Kuntz, and her six great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Connie Gerth (Dan) of Santa Fe, NM and Judy Kuntz (Paul) of Mediapolis; two grandchildren, Ryan Kuntz of Tiffin, IA and Kristin Vorwerk (Anthony) of Morning Sun; six great grandchildren, Nylah, Weston and Gage Kuntz and Clayton, Kyle, and Kimberly Vorwerk; one sister, Irene Trimble of Keller, TX; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, eight brothers (Leonard, Virgil, Lloyd, Bert, Leo, Clifford, Hubert and Glenn) and one sister (Ruth).
The funeral service will be held Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with Pastor Dan Baker officiating. Interment will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home, where the family will meet with friends from 5-7:00 p.m. A general memorial has been established in her name.