DIEHLSTADT -- Dorothy Joan Parker Miller, 72, died Nov. 28, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born March 29, 1936, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, to the late James Floyce and Daisy Margaret Johnson Parker, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life, was a graduate of the St. Henry High School at Charleston and was a member of the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church in Sikeston. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, she was past adjutant of the SEMO Chapter 57 of the DAV.
On Dec. 18, 1979, she marred the Rev. Loy Gene Miller who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: four sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert T. and Cheryl Donaldson of Park Hills, Timothy R. Donaldson and John S. Donaldson of Diehlstadt and David A. Donaldson of Atlanta; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Karen and Steven Bailey and Jo Ellen Meeks of Sikeston, Judy and Stanley Schmidt of Portage Des Sioux, Pattie and Allen Thompson and Milesa and Kevin Curtis of Atlanta, and Jackie Lynn Carnell of Diehlstadt; three stepsons, Jasper L. Miller of Diehlstadt, Randy G. Miller of Charleston and Joseph F. Miller, stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq; one stepdaughter, Sherry Murphy of Charleston; one half-sister, Patricia Parker Watson of Sikeston; and 17 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, James Walter "Jim" Parker, Carl Vernon Parker and Jackie Martin Parker; and one sister, Lynda Lou Davis.
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Walter Bryars of East Prairie will officiate.
Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston with military graveside rites provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program.
Pallbearers will be: Michael Ledbetter, Jamie Meeks, Joseph Meeks, Steven Schmidt, Lindsey Cross, Lee Carnell and Kyle Donaldson.