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Irene Miller, 98, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 6:15 pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
born October 21, 1921 in Galesburg the daughter of Herbert and
Mildred Bowman. She married James L. Miller on June 26, 1960 in
Galesburg. He preceded her in death on April 5, 2015.
survived by her brother, Roger (Donna Jo) Bowman of Galesburg; her
niece Greta ( Tom) Hendricks of O’Fallon, Missouri and her nephew,
David (Amy) Bowman of Galesburg; great nieces, Anna, Alison Bowman
and Sarah (Lucas) Frerichs; great nephews, Andrew Bowman and Tommy
Hendricks and two sisters-in-laws, Alice and Hilda Miller.
graduated from Galesburg High School in 1938 and later from Browns
Business College. She went on to work as a secretary for Midland
Electric Coal Corporation in Farmington, Illinois, Bixby-Zimmer
Engineer Company and also W. S. Tyler, Incorporated in Galesburg.
Merle enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing and ballroom
dancing. She loved a good round of golf and bowling. Merle was a
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a life member of the Alpha Iota
Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday December 14, 2019 at
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
Galesburg Chapel with the Rev. Frank Langholf officiating. Visitation
will be 12:30-1:00 pm Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in
Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran
Church or to a charity of the Donor’s choice. Online condolences
may be made at www.h-p-w.com.