Wilma Irene Miller

August 19, 1922April 29, 2018

Wilma Miller passed away quietly on April 29 at The Providence Richwood nursing home in LaGrange, Kentucky.

During her 96 years, she lived a colorful life residing in more than two dozen cities all over the world, sometimes surrounded by danger and uncertainty. She was born Wilma Irene Blevins in Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky in 1922. Her mother, the former Myrtle Denney married Forest Blevins who worked the Wayne County oil rigs and then became a farmer.

During World War II she married James Miller, an Army Counter Intelligence Corps officer. As his wife, she supported him in undercover operations against Russian KGB agents, Nazis hiding in post-World War II Europe, and even infiltrated the KKK in America. Along the way she had three children, James Junior born in Kentucky, Christopher Lee born in Germany and Patricia born in Austria.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Colonel James Miller and her brothers; Fred, James, Lorn and Kenneth. She is survived by her sister Alma Arico of New Jersey, and two sons, James, a long-time resident of Oldham County, Christopher of Florida, and daughter Patricia Anne Genetos of Maryland.

Wilma will be interred beside her husband at the Lebanon National Cemetery, Marion County, Kentucky on May 11. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of America

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