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Margaret M. Miller

11/6/1933 - 10/12/2019

EAST PEORIA ~ Margaret M. Miller, 85, of East Peoria, passed away at 6 a.m. Saturday, October 12, 2019 at her home.

Born November 6, 1933 in Florence, Alabama to Wiley and Mymer (Goodman) Kelly, she married T. P. “Pete” Miller on December 18, 1948 in Iuka, Mississippi.  He died June 29, 2019 in East Peoria.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; and seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two daughters, Rita Sanders of Peoria, Carol Kinney of East Peoria; one son, Tracy Miller of Peoria; four grandchildren, Thomas Sanders, Jr., Jonathan (Christina Gerlach) Mooney, Weston (Dana) Sanders and Steven (Amber) Kinney; seven great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara (Milton) Hollis of Florence, Alabama.

A homemaker, Margaret loved working at her husband’s side in the upholstery business, Miller Upholstery in East Peoria for many years, retiring in 2004.

Margaret loved taking care of Pete, working in her garden, crocheting cooking and canning

A gathering celebrating Margaret’s life will be from 5 to 7 p..m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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