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Karole Jane Miller

June 28, 1943 — July 12, 2023


Karole Jane Miller, 80 of Wayland, died Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Home Health and Hospice in West Burlington, Iowa.

Funeral Services have been set for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at the Independent Bible Church in Wayland with Pastor Ben Linville officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00PM, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at the church. The Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. A general memorial in the name of Karole J. Miller has been established.

Karole Jane Scarff Miller was born June 28, 1943, the daughter of J. Emil and Inez (Bishop) Scarff, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She was raised on a farm near Oakland Mills with 3 sisters Jean Leichty, Cynthia Lollar and Thelma Crow. As a child she attended the Oakland Mills Community Church. She attended grade school at Oakland Mills and graduated high school at Mt. Pleasant High School in 1961. On June 16, 1963, she married Stan Miller at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in Wayland, IA. She was baptized and a member at Sugar Creek.  She worked at the Henry County Savings Bank in Mt. Pleasant for a number of years, then for WACO as superintendent Secretary, then for the City of Wayland as City Clerk for over 30 years. In between, she kept books for her husband’s trucking business and also worked part time for Orval Miller and Sons plumbing shop. She was an avid bowler for many years and traveled to many states for tournaments. Her average wasn’t the greatest, but that didn’t matter. She tried to grow flowers but was better at growing weeds. She enjoyed her children, grand and great grandchildren. They were a joy in her life. Her friends were so very important to her.

Survivors include her husband Stan of Wayland; three daughters, Shelley (Phil) Greiner of Washington, Julie Harbison of Wayland, and Jodie (Jeremy) Loving of Lockridge, one sister Jean (Ed) Leichty of Wayland, 7 grandchildren: Justin, Zachary, Lindsey, Ashley, Skye, Wyatt, and Hailey, 8 great-grandchildren Laci, Colbi, Ella, Cash, Knox, Kaden, Tyson, and Nova.

She was preceded in death by her father, J. Emil in 1982, mother Inez in 1972, 3 sisters: Cynthia and Thelma, and infant sister Emily Sue.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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