Kansas City Star, August 28, 2009
Jean Frances Miller, 89, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on August 25, 2009, at Little Sisters of the Poor, Jeanne Jugan Center. Friends may visit from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel at 8745 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City, Mo. Services will be held immediately following the visitation in the Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee's Summit, Mo. Jean, devoted wife and loving mother, was born Feb. 22, 1920, in Leavenworth, Kan. After graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1938 in Kansas City, Kan., Jean went on to work for various Kansas City companies, including Folgers's Coffee, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Defense for the United States Marine Corps. In her retirement, Jean cared for various family members, loved to travel, and attended First Baptist Church of Raytown in Raytown, Mo. Jean was involved for many years along with her husband Frank in various activities at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Independence, Mo. In later years, Jean enjoyed spending time with all of her children traveling to various out-of-state casinos. Her parents, Pansy and Thomas Patton, and her two older siblings, Paul Robert Patton and Dorothy Patton Simpson, along with her three younger siblings, Jane "Patty" Patton Potchad, Thomas Robert Patton and John William Patton, preceded Jean in death. All of Jean's siblings died from the result of cancer and Jean herself was a breast cancer survivor. Jean married William Hall in 1941 until his death in 1945. Together they had one daughter, Dona who was later adopted by Jean's second husband, Frank Robert Miller Jr., whom Jean married on May 30, 1948. They remained married until his death in March of 1980. Jean is survived by daughters, Dona Jean Fowler and Debra Anne Deane and her
husband Rick, and sons, Frank Robert Miller III and Patton Lawrence Miller. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Terri, Tom, Tracie, Trisha, Amy, Benjamin, and Emily. Jean also had eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Donations may be sent to Little Sisters of the Poor. Arr.: Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City.
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