Emma Rosalie (Rosie) Miller

Born: Thu., Mar. 16, 1933
Died: Fri., May 4, 2018


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Emma Rosalie (Rosie) Miller, 85, of Griggsville formerly of Virginia, IL, passed away Friday May 4, 2018 at Griggsville Estates in Griggsville, IL. She was born at home in Arenzville, IL to Edgar and Ruth (Battefeld) Roegge on March 16, 1933.

Rosie was baptized April 14, 1933 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville and confirmed at Trinity on March 30, 1947 (Palm Sunday).  Her confirmation verse was Matthew 6:33. She attended Union Grove Country School and Trinity Lutheran School. She graduated from Arenzville High School on May 28, 1951. Rosie married William Robert (Bob) Miller on June 24, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  They were married 57 years until his death on May 7, 2009.

Bob and Rosie enjoyed camping and traveling. After retiring from farming and the John Deere
Business in Virginia, IL, they moved to Victoria Palms in Donna, Texas in 2000. There, they were active members of Love of Christ Lutheran Church in Weslaco and the Elks Lodge # 2057.

Rosie loved flowers and butterflies and was the "flower lady" at Grace Lutheran Church in Virginia for many years. She also enjoyed sewing, including making her daughter's dance costumes, christening gowns for her granddaughter and great granddaughters, and 4-H ribbon quilts for her grandchildren's high school graduations. Rosie enjoyed cooking too, and was "famous" for her chocolate chip cookies, brownies, coconut cream pie, chicken salad, and oyster stew. Her husband said no one could fry chicken like she could. She brought cookies, sandwiches, and drinks to every county fair and to her grandkids on show days.

She is survived by two children, Barbara (Greg) Ring of Pittsfield, IL and Bruce Miller of Bedford,
TX; two grandchildren, Brent (Amy) Lynn of Purcell, OK and Renee (Michael) Aleman of Blanchard, OK; three great grandchildren, Cooper and Emma Lynn and Kreas Richard, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings John Roegge, Lucille Moson, Esther Snelling and Jean Harrison.

There will be no visitation. Private family services will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Griggsville Estates Activity Fund at 201 S. Oak Street in Griggsville, IL.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Emma's memory to the following organization:

Griggsville Estates Activity Fund

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Gayle Betts
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady when I was gifted to be in her presence.

Steve and Becky Sudbrink
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
Our sympathy and big hugs to you. Rosalie was one of my role model moms. She was always giving of herself.

Maxine Crawford
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
To the family of Rosalie Miller, I'm sorry to read of Rosie's death. May The Lord's Peace & all your wonderful memories comfort you today & the days to come. Rosie's family & my family were neighbors during our formative years. We were in school together at Union Grove & attended the same High School. Rosie was 2 years ahead of me. May The Lord Bless & Keep you today & always...

Marg Wildt
   Posted Wed May 09, 2018
Barb: I was so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her upbeat personality when we were attending church here in Virginia. I just want you to know I am thinking of you during this sad time. My mom passed before I was married and didn't get to see my kids, so I am thankful your mom was able to see all your kids and even your grandkids. We are never ready to "let go" but when our loved one is no longer enjoying life, we can't wish them to stay. We have to look to the next life.....where there will be no sadness or leaving anyone. Christ made it all possible for us to be together again and what a great reunion it will be. Still such a void is left when those we love pass.....when you start to get sad, just keep thinking of the upcoming reunion where you'll see both your mom and your dad. What a great time that will be. Take care and know you're in my thoughts and prayers.
--Marg Wildt

Connie & Darlene Werts
   Posted Thu May 10, 2018
Barb, Bruce, Brent & Renee:
So sorry to hear of Rosie's passing. She was such an amazing woman and it was a pleasure to be neighbors. She did enjoy her sewing and managed to repair a cat doorstopper for me that I still have! I was so amazed and thankful for her skill. We stopped in to see Rosie and Bob in Donna, TX, while visiting a relative nearby. Bob was "relaxing" on the patio while Rosie gave us a tour of the grounds. Of course, the highlight of the entire tour was the "flower lady's" touch with decorating a room for a special celebration. She was so fascinated with the details of the paper flowers and not to mention the colorful bouquets. We're praying that God grants each of you strength at this time and that He gives comfort to you as good as a mother's/grandmother's touch.

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