Anna Mae Miller

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Anna Mae Miller, 92, of Marshall, MO, formerly of Springfield, MO, died Tuesday, November 28, 2006, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall, MO at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2006. Fr. Kevin Gormley will officiate. Interment will be held the following Monday, December 4, at Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield MO at 1:00 p.m. On Friday December 1, the recitation of the rosary will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by the visitation from 7 to 8:00 p.m. at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, 226 S. Odell, Marshall, MO 65340. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or Fitzgibbon Cancer Center.

Anna Mae, Ann to most of her friends, was born in Pocahontas, AR, to Mary Darrow Danford and Edward Danford on March 1, 1914. She was the youngest of eight children. The Danford's migrated from Michigan by covered wagon in the early 1900s settling in Pocahontas, AR, where Ann was born and grew up. She attended St. Paul Catholic Church and Schools through high school and St. Bernard's Nursing School in Jonesboro, AR where she earned her certification as a registered nurse.

She married Wardlow Knox Miller from Cane Hill, AR, on December 22, 1938, in Pocahontas, AR. Their first child, John Edward, was born on May 8, 1941, in Paragould, AR and their second child, Marjory Ann, was born on August 8, 1947, in Springfield, MO. Ann lived most of her married life in Springfield, MO where she and her family were active in Sacred Heart Parish until 1963 when they moved and became active in Immaculate Conception Parish. She was president of the Mothers Club and the Altar Society at Sacred Heart Parish and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella at both Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception Parishes. She was also an active Pink Lady volunteer at St. John Hospital in Springfield. In her later years after her husband Wardlow passed away on September 12, 1987, she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Norberto Restituto in Marshall, MO where she was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Marjory Ann Miller Restituto and husband Norberto of Marshall; her son, U.S. Army Retired Lt. General John Edward Miller and wife Joan of Oakton, VA; 10 grandchildren, Joyce Restituto Carlin, Claire Miller Albers, Drew Miller, Ivy Restituto, Therese Restituto, JoAnna Miller Leonard, Jeannie Restituto, Mary Ellen Miller, Nicolas Restituto and Ann Restituto; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Wardlow; and all her brothers and sisters, Howard Danford, Grace Danford Wright, Agnes Danford James, Charles Danford, William Kenneth Danford, Marjorie Danford Murphy, and Ruth Danford Petersen.

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