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Leona Miller

July 15, 1943 — November 26, 2020

Leona Miller

Leona Miller, 77, of Turpin, OK passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the Beaver County Nursing Home in Beaver, OK. She was born on July 15, 1943 to Leonard and Hutoka (Warren) Rieck at Thomas, OK. On June 4, 1961 she married Delmar Miller at Liberal, KS; he preceded her in death on January 21, 2001. When Leona was a child her family moved to Liberal, KS. She was a graduate of Liberal High School; class of 1961. In 1976, she and her family moved to Turpin, OK. Leona was a stay at home mom until 1981 when she and her husband started Miller's Cafe in Turpin, OK and operated it until her retirement in 2016. Leona enjoyed dancing, boating, camping, and cooking; most of all, she loved being with her family. She was a member of Liberal High School Reunion Committee, Turpin Senior Center, Walter Dance Group and attended the First United Methodist Church of Turpin. Leona is survived by her two daughters, Kay Jackle and husband James of Alva, OK, Paula Bales and husband Jerry of Guymon, OK; son, Michael Miller and wife Robin of Lahoma, OK; two brothers, Marvin Rieck of Hampton, VA, Rodney Rieck of Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Joan Milburn of Ottowa, KS, Linda Lunceford of Tyrone, OK; Eleven grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; 4 nieces and 8 nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Karen Miller, brother, DeWayne Rieck, sister, Charlotte Rieck, and companion Delmer Plunk. A Private Funeral Service will be held with a Public Committal Service at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Liberal City Cemetery with Pastor Stan Lehnert officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Turpin Senior Center in care of Miller Mortuary PO Box 826 Liberal, KS 67905-0826. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Leona Miller please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Liberal City Cemetery

Committal Service

DEC 2. 3:00 PM (CST)

Liberal City Cemetery

1900 West 15th Street

Liberal, KS

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