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

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

Deborah Jo Miles

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James Miles

February 17, 2019

My Mom was very special to me in many ways that can't all be named. She was the most caring and loving mom that I could have asked for. As a child growing up I wasn't the easiest child to raise and now I know what it was like with my own mini me. She always made sure we had everything we ever needed or wanted even if it meant sacrificing something for herself. One of the things she enjoyed the most was going on family vacations even if we were only going two hours away to stay in a hotel for a night. She really enjoyed that bonding time with us kids. One of the best trips that I had a blast on was when she took us to Topeka, KS to check out the capital. One of the days that we were there, we visited the capital building and we were sitting in the huge room where they normally are in session doing government business. Next thing I know I hear this huge loud noise that echoed through the whole building and I look over and my mom was trying to not smile and then I realized that she let one go. I could not stop laughing to save my life and it those memories that I am going to cherish forever. I love you MOM and you will dearly be missed.

Love Your Son,
James

Steve Eggers

February 7, 2019

My sister, Deborah, & I were 10 years apart in age but we loved each other dearly. I affectionately would call her sister dearest & she would call me brother dearest in adulthood. Deborah & I had very similar facial features, the same dark hair, & brown eyes. Deborah was a wonderful big sister that loved to spend time together on special occasions, holidays, & for lunch/dinner. She frequently asked me if we could just hang out together.

She loved cars, especially her Mustang & Pinto. Later in life she loved her red Ford F-150 truck. In youth, I remember Deborah taking Susanne & me to the movies, ice & roller skating, horseback riding, haunted houses, & out to eat. She always made time for us while we were growing up. Thank you!

I will always remember Deborah as being a very unselfish person willing to help anyone. She was so kind hearted & loved to help people in need including her family. Deborah loved cats & dogs as much as she loved people. She always had cats & dogs, adopted them, & spent time volunteering at & donating to animal shelters.

I’m most proud of the day Deborah was baptized as an adult @ Westside Family Church. Deborah did an impromptu baptism on Sunday, 4/5/15. She sent me a text saying “Guess what I did today, I got baptized.” I was & still am overjoyed with her eternal decision that day. In the last few months, Deborah & I had numerous conversations about her legacy, her faith, & her eternal destination. Deborah loved Jesus & she’s celebrating with him forever. I can’t wait to join her again someday in heaven. I love you always & forever.

Stan Miles

February 4, 2019

I have known Deborah for a long time as she was married to my cousin. I have always considered her the sister I never had. When we lived in the same apartment complex in Kansas City I was able to get to know her as a friend and the sister I imagined. I was blessed with watching Jessica and James grow up and be part of her family. A funny memory I have is that Jessica and I used to play games together Candy Land in particular and we would pick at each other like two little kids. We would get into an argument and Debbie would look at us with this crazy look and say, can’t you two just get along? We would start laughing and had a great time hanging out and playing games. All my memories of Debbie were good and I was so proud of all her accomplishments. I would go to her for advice and she would always give me good solid advice. I will miss her very much. She will always be part of me throughout the rest of my life. I know she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I believe that I will see her again one day in Heaven. Peace be with you and all your family until we are together again in Eternity with Jesus. S.Miles

Mike Eggers

January 30, 2019

Debbie was my younger sister & my first roommate as we were about 1 year a part in age. Growing up together in Des Moines, IA, St. Louis, MO and then Kansas City (Overland Park), KS. I shall share more about our early years @ the Memorial Service on Saturday, 2/16/19 @ Westside Family Church @ 11-12 in Lenexa, KS. Always & Forever Your Older Brother, Looking to join you in Heaven someday, Mike Eggers 🎶🎼🕺🛐🙏😇

Joan Eggers

January 30, 2019

My Debbie! You were such a blessing to me, especially later in life. I'll never forget our times together, and keep thinking about all the fun we had at Argosy! I look forward to being with you again in heaven! Love, Mom.

Matthew Bauschka

January 29, 2019

This was sent to me (Jessica) from a best friend. I was asked to share:

"I have been reflecting on the impact your mother had on my life. She took me under her wing when I was just a little clueless punk. She helped me out of many binds, at your request I know. However, she didn't have to do a thing and she did. Her selfless actions made a big impact on my life and will remain with me for the remainder of it."

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!

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What a beautiful face!

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Mama's Deborah!

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Rub-A-Dub Dub,
Debbie's in the tub!

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Ready for anything....

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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.