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Mary Joanne Miller

August 23, 1931 — March 18, 2014

MISHAWAKA - Mary Joanne Miller, 82 passed away at 6:10 a. m.Tuesday March 18, 2014 at Morning Crest Nursing Home, South Bend.

Joanne was born August 23, 1931 in Danville, IL to the late Earl Rudolph and Mary Hazel (Duncan) Bilsland.

Joanne was a 1949 graduate of Covington High School and was a homemaker.

On June 6, 1953 in Union City, IN she was united in marriage to Bryce W. Miller, who preceded her in death on May 26, 1999.  Joanne cherished her life as a mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon E. Rakowski of South Bend and Sharon's children, Tyler and Collin Rakowski; three sons, Darryl W. (Patti) Miller of River Falls, WI and Darryl's children, Andrew Miller, and Traci Jo Miller; R. David (Lisa) Miller of Sullivan, IL and David's children, Patrick Miller, Bryce Miller, and Allison Miller; and Stephen W. (Marilyn) Miller of Lakeville, IN and Stephen's children, Hillary (Jeremy) Wright, Victoria Bandy, Katie (Ray) Duran and Daniel Miller.  Joanne is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Aidan, Madalyn, Kainen and Camden; and two brothers, Robert (Doreen) Bilsland of Carmel, IN and James (Diane) Bilsland of Greenwood, IN.  She was preceded in death by two daughters, Cynthia Joanne Miller and Lori Ann Miller.

Memorial services for Joanne will be at 5:00 p. m. Friday March 21, 2014 at Palmer Funeral Home, 2528 Mishawaka Ave., South bend where friends may gather with the family one hour prior to services.  Rev. Steve Cox will officiate.  Family graveside services will be at 1:00 p. m. Saturday March 22, 2014 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington with Rev. Andy Martin officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.  Online condolences may be made to the Miller family at .

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