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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On August 26, 2015 @ 11:22 am In Obituary | 9 Comments

In Memorial

Bertha Miller, beloved mother and grandmother passed away on August 24, 2015 at age 95.  Bertha was born in Cissna Park, Illinois on June 7, 1920 to Bertha and Martin Reuter.  She left high school early to help her dad in his business. She helped with wallpapering, painting and driving the truck.  She left home and lived with a family to be their nanny and housekeeper.  She met Melvin on a blind date. Some time later they eloped to St. Louis in 1939.
They raised their family in Carlock and Eureka, Illinois before moving to Sun City, AZ in their later years. After Melvin’s death she lived out her years in Mesa  to be nearer to her AZ children.
She will be remembered as a gentle soul with a big welcoming smile, hearty laugh, accepting ways and an endearing and often naive sense of humor. We all remember her many cards for every ocassion and her kind words. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson.  She is survived by her six children, Larry (Anna), Donald (Carolyn), Barbara Windley (Keith), Connie Rients (Craig), Terry (Kathy) and Dean, 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 12 great, great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 600-8:00 PM, Friday, August 28, 2015 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix.  Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Apostolic Christian Church, 9230 N. 26th Street, Phoenix.

Condolences for the family of “MILLER, BERTHA I”

Condolence from kevin marsh on August 26th, 2015 6:46 pm

Sorry for your loss. Alissa is my wife and her grand daughter. She has told so much about the things she used to do with her. Sorry we cannot attend. She sounds like a amazing lady and will be missed. I wish me and my kids got to meet her. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the family. Love you all wish me and my family could be there to say our good byes. RIP grandma Miller. Love you.

Condolence from Sammy Saleh on August 27th, 2015 5:30 am

Carlie- Sincere condolences to you and your family. Sammy

Condolence from Mike and Kathy Leman on August 27th, 2015 7:14 am

To our dear Miller cousins – We will be remembering you in our thoughts and prayers during this time of your loss. Aunt Bert was a lovely person and our visits with her in AZ were memorable! Blessings to you.

Mike and Kathy Leman

Condolence from Nancy Miller Fillman on August 27th, 2015 7:26 am

My heart goes out to the family. I will always cherish the great memories we had together. She was one heck of a wonderful woman/mom. Loved her smile and laugh. God needed another angel. She will be forever in my heart.


Condolence from Ed & Ruth Leman on August 28th, 2015 5:37 am

We have wonderful memories of Aunt Bert:) We pray that you will be able to tuck all the special family memories of mom and dad deep in your hearts. Our prayers and thoughts are with you,

Ed and Ruth Leman

Condolence from Dave & Maxine Hodel on August 28th, 2015 11:39 am

Dear Cousins..
So sorry for your loss. Loosing a mom is really hard. I pray u feel God’s loving arms wrapped around you as u walk thru this valley.
I have some great memories of your mom & look forward to meeting
her again someday!
Dave& Maxine

Condolence from Teresa Knecht on August 28th, 2015 1:34 pm

Dear Larry & Anna, Donald & Carolyn, Barb & Keith, Connie & Craig, Terry & Kathy, Dean and grandchildren- Thinking of you and sending my love and prayers in the loss of your dear mom and grandma….what a special lady! I have many special memories of times spent with Uncle Melvin & Aunt Bert over the years as well as just Aunt Bert in the more recent years. I’m sorry it didn’t work out to be there tomorrow but know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love, Teresa

Condolence from Kathi Metzger on August 31st, 2015 8:06 pm

My mom and i enjoyed having Bertha as part of the Fairbrook Grove family. It was always fun to be with her during all of the parties and special times. I know you will miss her – she was a spacial lady.

Condolence from Kathi Metzger on August 31st, 2015 8:07 pm

Special, not spacial :).

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