Sue Elaine Miller was born on January 30, 1948 to the late Carl and Isabel (Storjohann) Beymer in Denison, Iowa. She graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1966. Later in life, she was baptized and confirmed her faith at St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison.
On April 8, 1967, Sue was united in marriage with Duane Miller at St Rose of Lima. To this union, they were blessed with three children: Matthew, Jason and Melissa and they made their home in Denison.
Sue dedicated her life to being a wonderful mother and grandmother who took great pride in the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren. In addition to raising her three children, Sue ran a childcare business out of her home. Many of those children grew up to recall happy times under Sue's care.
Sue was an avid baker, especially known for her chocolate chip cookies, which despite having the recipe, nobody could duplicate. Her family and friends also enjoyed her cinnamon rolls, pies, homemade noodles, and Christmas candy. The family has warm memories of kids and grandkids sitting on the counter, watching and helping Grandma bake, and sometimes sneaking a taste. Sue was also generous with her talents, volunteering with the Ladies Guild to make dishes and desserts for church events.
Sue's other lifelong interest was sewing. The homes of her children and grandchildren are filled with beloved quilts, cross stitch pieces and ornaments, Christmas stockings, doll clothes, and baby clothes that Sue made over the years. These precious items will be family heirlooms for years to come.
Sue also enjoyed playing cards, following the news, and keeping up on her favorite shows, including her most recent favorite, Yellowstone. She did daily crossword puzzles and had a knack for trivia.
Sue's late sister, Carole Stone (Russ) of Denison, was Sue's lifelong best friend. The two, only 16 months apart in age, talked daily and shared the joys and sorrows of each other's lives. Carole passed away six months before Sue. We find comfort in the thought that Sue and Carole are together again, talking politics, keeping tabs on the antics of their husbands and beaming with pride about their kids and grandkids.
Sue passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 at St. Anthony's Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa attaining the age of seventy-three years, ten months and ten days. In addition to her parents and beloved sister Carole, she was preceded in death by her siblings: Carl Beymer of California, Raymond Beymer of Denison, Marilyn Babbe of Mapleton, Iowa, Richard of Boise, Idaho, and Allen Beymer (JoAnn) of Delavan, Illinois.
Left to cherish her memory, her husband: Duane Miller of Denison; children: Matthew Miller and his wife Corinne of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jason Miller and his wife Elizabeth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Melissa and her husband David Lair of Prosper, Texas; eight grandchildren: Colette Young (Bill), Camryn Miller, Jackson Miller and Gavin Miller of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren Andrew Miller and Jacob Miller of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren Wilson Lair and Maggie Lair of Prosper, Texas; siblings: Dale Beymer (Eleanore) of Tulsa, Oklahoma, sister Bonnie Farley of Coggon, Iowa, and Jim Beymer (Lois) of Denison; and deceased brother Allen's wife JoAnn, other relatives and friends.
Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 2021 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with a rosary and prayer service at 6:30 p.m. also at the church. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment is in Oakland Cemetery in Denison with luncheon to follow at the St. Rose Parish Center. Memorials may be directed to St. Rose of Lima Catholic School and St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for masses said in her name.
"I have fond memories of Sue. She cared for our children Casey and Tim when I was working Morehouse, just up the hill from her home. I remember her famous 8 dozen chocolate chip cookie recipe. She would sit Tim on the countertop well she made her cookies. She was a loving caring woman and I will miss her. My sympathies to the Miller family, and all those mourn her passing. What a homecoming awaited her arrival in heaven"