Born 7-7-1926 - Died 2-22-2002
Evelyn R. Miller, 75, of Hardy, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.The oldest daughter of J. Earl and Ella Funk Wible, she was born July 7, 1926, in Oregon, Ill. She was employed as an executive secretary for Kable Printing Company in Mt. Morris, Ill., before moving to Cherokee Village in 1967. Employment in Arkansas began as a secretary for the John Cooper Company, Horseshoe Bend Development and Hidden Valley Development where she later became a real estate broker. In 1975 she was employed by Investors Diversified Syndicate of America as a personal financial planner and worked for that company until they were purchased by American Express. She continued to work for Amex until she retired in 1992. While employed as an independent contractor for IDS/Amex, she attained certification as an estate planner and achieved millionaire and master millionaire status for many years through her production. In 1994, when IDS had its 100- year centennial, she was made a member of the Elite IDS Hall of Fame.During her 32 years in Arkansas she served as president of two units in the American Legion Auxiliary, district president for four years, northeast area vice president, state chaplain and historian and then department president. She also served as chairman of many committees over 29 years in the Auxiliary.She was also post commander of the DAV Auxiliary and a member of the VFW Auxiliary. During her years in the PTA she served as parliamentarian, vice president, district director and on the state Board of Arkansas Council of C&Y, National Family Partnership/Red Ribbon Campaign and the Advisory Commission of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. She was also active for over 25 years with the local and state League of Women Voters as vice president and program chairman, president for several years and on the state board. She was also the first lady Kiwanian in Cherokee Village and served that organization on several committees, mostly devoted to children. She was a mentor for two boys and worked with the Boy Scouts in the Cherokee VIllage area. She was also a member of Germantown United Methodist Church in Germantown, Tenn.Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Jaurez of Cordova, Tenn.; a son, Charles Drumheller of Hardy; a grandson, Christopher Jaurez of Tucson; a sister, Betty Millard of Mt. Morris; three great- grandchildren; and two dear friends, Jeff and Chris Henry of Hardy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Martin E. Miller; a brother, James F. Wible Sr. of Louisville, Ky.; and a grandson, Patrick N. Jaurez of Tucson.A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. March 1 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cherokee Village. Burial will be March 4 in West Grove Cemetery in Forreston, Ill., in the family plot.Arrangements are under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch in Batesville.