OBITUARY

Deborah Jo Miles

April 13, 1959January 7, 2019
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Deborah Jo Miles, formally Deborah Jo Eggers, 59, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away on January 7th, 2019 at the home of her sister, Susanne.

Deborah was born in Iowa City, Iowa. She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Shawnee Mission West High School. She worked for Bayer Animal Health in Shawnee, Kansas for 30 years. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with finance from Park University, Parkville Missouri and an Associate Degree in Accounting from Kansas City Community College, Kansas City, Kansas.

Deborah's community service included: Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, Bayer Community Service Committee where she was a committee member and Treasurer Officer, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 2nd Lieutenant and Finance Officer, American Royal volunteer, Army Volunteer Corps at Fort Leavenworth, North Kansas City Hospital volunteer in maternity, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Deborah was preceded in death by her father William C. Eggers. She is survived by her mother Joan Eggers - Lee's Summit, Missouri, brother Michael Eggers and his spouse Sandra Eggers - Lee's Summit, Missouri, sister Susanne Stockman and her spouse Mark Stockman - Lee's Summit, Missouri, and her brother Steven Eggers and his spouse Paula Eggers - Shawnee, Kansas. She also leaves her children Jessica Hodges and her spouse Phil Hodges - Roeland Park, Kansas, James Miles and his spouse Heather Miles - Gardner, Kansas. Deborah also leaves her grandson, Nathan Shultz and granddaughter, Elliot Miles. Her heart for volunteering and helping others will always be remembered.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 10:00am to 11:00am on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in the East Venue at Westside Family Church at 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, Kansas 66227. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00am at the church. Private interment will be held at a later date in the Resthaven Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • FAMILY

  • William Charles Eggers (deceased), Father
  • Joan Frances (Dalbey) Eggers, Mother
  • Michael (Sandra) Eggers, Brother
  • Susanne (Mark) Stockman, Sister
  • Steven (Paula) Eggers, Brother
  • Jessica (Phil) Hodges, Daughter
  • James (Heather) Miles, Son
  • Nathan Shultz, Grandson
  • Elliot Miles, Granddaughter

Services

16 February

Memorial Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Westside Family Church

8500 Woodsonia Drive
Lenexa, KS 66227

16 February

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Westside Family Church

8500 Woodsonia Drive
Lenexa, KS 66227

REMEMBERING

Deborah Jo Miles

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Mary Butler-Smith

January 15, 2019

I am so grateful that I got to meet Deborah and know her for a brief time! She had such a caring heart! She was very kind to all of those around her and especially those who had their pet out and about with them...you could see her heart for animals! She was very blessed to have such a sweet and loving sister! Bless you all, and may you find peace at this difficult time! We will see Deborah in Heaven!

dorthy Eubank

January 15, 2019

I only knew Deborah while she was my apt neighbor here at Foxwood Springs. In that short time I could tell how loving, living, and caring she was. She would try a new activity went ever she felt able. I know she will be missed by the family and I want you to know I have you in my prayers. Lily was so precious and the love went both ways. Sincerely Dorthy

Amanda Johnson

January 14, 2019

I only had the pleasure of knowing Deborah for a few months before she passed but during that time it was easy to see that she was a strong and intelligent woman. I really enjoyed getting to know both her and her family and it was a pleasure to witness the love that was shared between them. It is rare to find such care and compassion. I hope that happy memories can bring peace and comfort to all of her loved ones in this difficult time.

Susanne Stockman

January 13, 2019

My sister, Deborah, was and will always be the best big sister a kid could ever have. She showered my little brother and I with countless acts of generosity, and most of all gave us her time. Ice skating, roller skating, going to movies, bike rides, making decorations, baking cookies, and, of course, eating them!

She kept up that same attitude of giving later on with her own children. She took frequent trips to Florida for 'fun in the sun' to visit me and my husband. She always stayed connected by phone calls, writing letters, or sending cards. We took several cruises together just for 'sister time' (as she called it), which was so important to her. People could tell we were sisters by the set of our eyes, our big smiles, and, of course, our silly sisterly behavior.

She described me as "pinchy, squirrelly, and silly." Well, when you come from a family that engages in full body contact (be it hugs and kisses, or full take downs) you develop those attributes. Hugs and kisses are the best, and will never be forgotten. Thank you Deborah for all your love and care to a little squirt of a sister. I'll miss you so much. See you in heaven!

Jan Diepenbrock

January 13, 2019

I knew Debbie the whole 30 years she worked at Bayer Animal Health. She was always so sweet and helpful. She made everyone’s life better. I loved her personality and her enthusiasm to always learn more so she could help others. I will miss her. I send prayers & thoughts to her children in their time of grief. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Jim McNair

January 13, 2019

Deb was fellow Shawnee Mission West grad and Bayer Animal Health alumni.

Deb was always wonderful. Volunteering for everything. I remember a 24 hour cancer walk at a local high school. She invited my Dad to speak at Civil Air Patrol event. He was thrilled. (He had flown with CAP in the 1940s)

Deb thought the world of her kids. She shared many stories.

Deb was very proud of her Park University degree.

I knew her father and he was also wonderful and thought the world of Deb.

May She Rest In Peace

Julie Lofquist

January 12, 2019

Debbie will hold a place in my heart for the rest of my life I know she is in a better I will miss you more than you know rest in peace Deborah I will see you in heaven

Edward Gunnels

January 11, 2019

I will miss Debbie dearly , we had a wonderful time in high school, fell in love with each other and couldn't be separated. She was the love of my life and had happy memories, but life choose different paths for her. Debbie had big heart and loved her animals. Debbie cared about everybody no matter there problems, she gave a helping hand.

Deb Blevins

January 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this very special lady! I worked closely with Debby at Bayer. I remember her as someone who was always willing to help!

I’ll remember Debby most, however, for her love and advocacy of animals! She was a very special lady who will be missed! God bless!

Connie Woodard

January 10, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Debbie. I knew her through Bayer. She was a very giving and loving person. Keeping her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Biography

Deborah Jo Miles, formally Deborah Jo Eggers, 59, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away on January 7th, 2019 at the home of her sister, Susanne.

Deborah was born in Iowa City, Iowa. She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and attended Shawnee Mission West High School. She worked for Bayer Animal Health in Shawnee, Kansas for 30 years. She obtained her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with finance from Park University, Parkville Missouri and an Associate Degree in Accounting from Kansas City Community College, Kansas City, Kansas.

Deborah's community service included: Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter, Bayer Community Service Committee where she was a committee member and Treasurer Officer, Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary, 2nd Lieutenant and Finance Officer, American Royal volunteer, Army Volunteer Corps at Fort Leavenworth, North Kansas City Hospital volunteer in maternity, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Deborah was preceded in death by her father William C. Eggers. She is survived by her mother Joan Eggers - Lee's Summit, Missouri, brother Michael Eggers and his spouse Sandra Eggers - Lee's Summit, Missouri, sister Susanne Stockman and her spouse Mark Stockman - Lee's Summit, Missouri, and her brother Steven Eggers and his spouse Paula Eggers - Shawnee, Kansas. She also leaves her children Jessica Hodges and her spouse Phil Hodges - Roeland Park, Kansas, James Miles and his spouse Heather Miles - Gardner, Kansas. Deborah also leaves her grandson, Nathan Shultz and granddaughter, Elliot Miles. Her heart for volunteering and helping others will always be remembered.