LaMoyne B Miller
November 29, 1933 – June 5, 2018
LaMoyne B. Miller, 84, of Springfield, passed away on June 5, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on November 29, 1933 in Colfax, IL. To Russell and Lucille Jones Bundy. LaMoyne married Julius H. Miller on February 21, 1954 in Colfax and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Miller is survived by her children: Marcia (Rex) Crossland of Springfield, Terri (Mark) Decker of Urbana, Tina (Jim) Bowen of Omaha, NE, Clifford Miller, Todd Miller, both of Bloomington, and Nels Miller of Washington, IA, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one sister Carol Steenbergen. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Dorothy Thomas and Elaine Sandage
LaMoyne was a teacher with the Bloomington Public Schools and retired in 1994 after twenty years of service. She was a master quilter and a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association and Clear Lake Church of Christ.
Cremation rites were accorded and inurnment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.
LaMoyne B Miller
June 14, 2018
We were neighbors of LaMoyne & Julius for a couple years up to 1999 on Dani Lane. They were such friendly and hospitable people. I remember the huge quilting machine she showed us at their home. She was a very talented quilter and lovely neighbor. My condolences and prayers to the family.
June 11, 2018
In memory of the passing of LaMoyne Miller, we had her deliciously famous Sweet and Sour Meatloaf from the 1990 Northside Family Favorites II Cookbook page 33 for dinner this evening. It’s one of our favorites and very popular at potlucks. Thanks LaMoyne. She was a true ambassador of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. RIP LaMoyne there is a special place for you in Heaven.
June 10, 2018
LaMoyne taught at Irving School when I was principal. She was a true leader. She volunteered to receive the difficult Reading Recovery training when it was a pilot program at the University of Illinois. Through this often trying training she transformed the way she taught reading. For an experienced teacher this was difficult but LaMoyne was determined to make the transition. Her example led to many other teachers receiving the training and the transformation of reading instruction. Throughout all of this time she renamed positive. She continued in the program until her retirement. I admired her courage and persistence. She changed lives and students who struggled in reading went on to finish college. What a great gift she was to the children she taught and a true friend to the staff at Irving Elementary School.
June 9, 2018
I met LaMoyne years ago through a group who met every Tuesday morning for coffee. LaMoyne was a gracious and thoughtful lady. She sometimes seemed reserved but the twinkle in her eyes showed otherwise. I think it will be a comfort to her family to know that she touched so many lives.
Imogene "Jeff" Hall