|Bercitis "Sue" Bickford Miller
Mrs. Vernon Miller
October 25, 1941–January 17, 1997
|Bercitis "Sue" Miller, 55, of Onslow, Iowa died Friday, Jan 17, 1997 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids after a long illness.
She was born Oct. 25, 1941 near Monmouth, Iowa, the daughter of Dillon and Bertha Hendrix Bickford. She began her education in the country schools before attending and graduating from Onslow High School in 1959.
Bercitis married Vernon Miller and the couple began their married life at Cedar Rapids. They later moved to Riverside, and she worked in the Iowa City area for Pepperidge Farms, Moore Business Forms, and Proctor and Gamble. They returned to Cedar Rapids for a short time before moving to Onslow in 1973.
Bercitis worked in Monticello at the Julian Printing Company and then at Doerr Electric at Anamosa. The past year failing health forced her to spend most of her time living with her daughter in Cedar Rapids.
She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids.
She is survived by her husband Vernon of Onslow, one daughter Johnna (Mrs. Craig) Rairdin of Cedar Rapids, two sons Dirk of Monticello and Lennie (Joni) of Onslow; two step daughters Cindy (Charles) Warren of St. Charles, Missouri, Tammy (Monte) Turmbull of Waukee; one step son Bruce Miller of Corydon; six grandchildren and another one due in April; five step grandchildren; and two brothers Donald Bickford of Wyoming, Iowa and J. E. Bickford of Onslow.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 21 at the Hayden Funeral home in Wyoming, with burial in Clay Cemetery near Onslow. The Rev. Terry Hamilton officiated. Friends called Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at Hayden Funeral Home in Wyoming. The casket was not open at any time.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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