Winnebago Gladys Miller, age 101, of Winnebago, died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Parker Oaks in Winnebago.
Funeral Services were held Aug. 14, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winnebago. The Rev. Michael Roys officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Spencer-Owen Funeral Home of Winnebago assisted the family with the arrangements.
Gladys was born Oct. 9, 1910, to George and Roea (McCall) Bales, south of Huntley in Verona Township. She was a graduate of the Huntley High School. In September 1933, she and Rollo Miller were married. She cooked at the Huntley School for 2 1/2 years. In 1950, Gladys and Rollo moved from their farm into Huntley where Gladys became postmaster and served in that capacity for 26 years. Later, she moved to Winnebago.
Gladys was a member of the National League of Postmasters and National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago where she served as an Elder and an active member of the Women's Association. She was also a member of the Starlight Rebekah Lodge #11 and the Post Noble Grand Club. Gladys enjoyed cooking and traveling and for many years sponsored a child through the Christian Children's Fund.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Rollo, in 1966; her parents; three sisters; and four brothers.
She is survived by nieces: LaRene (Fairbanks) Anderson, of?Huntley, Donna Bea (Bales) Bauman, of Blue Earth, Mary Ann (Schellenberg) Hunt, of Sioux City, Iowa; five great-nieces and nephews; nine great-great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great-great-nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Clara Miller, of Winnebago.
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