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Johnnie Miller

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

SIKESTON - Johnnie Katherine Miller, 70, died Aug. 13, 2007, at her daughter's home near Benton.

Born March 13, 1937, at Marked Tree, Ark., daughter of the late William and Dortch Hilliard Jester, she was a member of The Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston and was employed for 22 years as a nurse's aide for the Visiting Nurses Association.

On Dec. 26, 1957, in Morley, she married Jack Miller, who survives of the home.

Other survivors include: two sons, Terry Wayne Miller of Matthews and Anthony Dale Miller of Bell City; one daughter, Beverly Jean Gibson of Benton; three brothers, Garrett Jester of Wanatchie, Wash., Lloyd Jester of Kenosha, Wis. and Harold Jester of Sikeston; two sisters, Brenda Taylor of Benton and Betsy Jester of Oran; one half sister, Mary June Makzurkiewitz of Kankakee, Ill.; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Melinda Goering on Jan. 21, 2007; two brothers, Peter Jester and Vernon Jester; and two sisters, Marie Taylor and Opal Pharr.

Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Eric McDougal, pastor of Christian Tabernacle, will officiate. He will be assisted by her brother, Garrett Jester.

Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.