Virginia Irene Miller

Virginia Irene Miller, 100, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and formerly of Ullin, died on May 7, 2018. 

She was born on Oct. 14, 1917, in Dongola, the daughter of William and Cora Lingle Mowery. 

On Dec. 2, 1956, she married Bernoid L. Miller, living in Ullin and raising their daughter. 

Following the death of her husband in 1985, Mrs. Miller moved to where her daughter lived in Nevada and California. Then was brought to the Kalamazoo, Mich., area to live with her sister, Margaret Short, and was a Kalamazoo resident the past 25 years. 

She had attended the Berean Baptist Church in Portage, Mich. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and she especially enjoyed winning bingo prizes. For the past eight years, she resided at the Upjohn Community Care Center. 

Surviving are her daughter Kendra (Douglas) Anderson; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Margaret Short, Minnie Mick and Louis Mowery; and by two nephews, Robert Mowery and Carroll Dean Short. 

There will be no public visitation or services. A private graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery in Wetaug.

Memorials can be made to the Upjohn Community Care Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of local arrangements.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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