OBITUARY

Deanna Lynn Miller

December 5, 1958January 27, 2020
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Deanna Lynn Miller, 61 of Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, passed away at 2:31 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born in Pekin on December 5, 1958, a daughter of Dean A. and Bertha L. (Bartley) Shafer. She married Larry William “Oink” Miller on June 2, 1979 in Glasford. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2015 in Mapleton.

Surviving are two children, Veronica (Nick) Rushing of Pekin, and Larry D. (Tiffany) Miller of Glasford; four grandchildren, Vayda, Emalynn, Brynley, Larry Jr., and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Deanna worked as a bus driver for Illini Bluffs District 327 for over 30 years, retiring in 2013. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Deanna’s memorial visitation will be held Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. A celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Condolences may be left for Deanna’s family at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com

  • FAMILY

  • Dean A. Shafer, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha L. Bartley Miller, Mother (deceased)
  • Larry William Miller, Husband (deceased)
  • Veronica (Nick) Rushing, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Larry D. (Tiffany) Miller, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Deanna is survived by four grandchildren and one on the way.
  • DONATIONS

  • OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020

Memories

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Betty Rose rans

January 30, 2020

I knew Deanna for a short time as my tablemate at Indepedence Village. She was a very giving person and knew no stranger. She is greatly missed.

Beth Coats

January 29, 2020

Deanna and I drove school bus routes together for many years. My children rode Deanna’s route and I trusted her to take great care with them! They considered her their second mom! RIP my friend.

Debbi Miller Bitner

January 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Deanna’s passing. May she Rest In Peace with Larry Bill. Prayers for all of you at this time.

Patti Coats(Gass)

January 28, 2020

Condolences to Deanna's family. She was a wonderful woman! Lots of good memories!

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Biography

Deanna Lynn Miller, 61 of Peoria, formerly of Mapleton, passed away at 2:31 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born in Pekin on December 5, 1958, a daughter of Dean A. and Bertha L. (Bartley) Shafer. She married Larry William “Oink” Miller on June 2, 1979 in Glasford. He preceded her in death on June 20, 2015 in Mapleton.

Surviving are two children, Veronica (Nick) Rushing of Pekin, and Larry D. (Tiffany) Miller of Glasford; four grandchildren, Vayda, Emalynn, Brynley, Larry Jr., and one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Deanna worked as a bus driver for Illini Bluffs District 327 for over 30 years, retiring in 2013. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Deanna’s memorial visitation will be held Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin. A celebration of life gathering will take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Condolences may be left for Deanna’s family at www.davisonfultonwoolsey.com