In loving memory of

Denise R. Miller
August 23, 1950 - January 9, 2022

Denise R. Miller, age 71, of Liberty, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 8:17 am in her home.

Denise was born August 23, 1950 in Washington, DC, the daughter of Richard G. and Wanda R. Davis Morley. She married Marvin Miller on July 22, 1970, in Payson, IL. He survives.

Denise grew up in Scottsdale, AZ, and graduated from Scottsdale High School. She met Marvin while in Arizona and the couple were married in 1970 shortly after moving to Payson. She was a dedicated housewife and mother who focused on raising her family. She worked at Glenayre for 10 years until they closed. She went on to work for Prairie View Insurance in Payson until her retirement. She was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a JV Leader for the AWANA program. She was also a member of the local soybean board. In her spare time, Denise enjoyed reading, painting nature scenes, and bird watching. She loved all things nature and animal related.

Survivors in addition to her husband include: three children, Shane Miller of Payson, IL, Shelby (Alison) Miller of Quincy, and Dawn (Phil) Brewer of Ursa; seven grandchildren, Robert, Ryan, and Adam Miller, Jacob and Abby Brewer, Ella Miller and a baby on the way; a brother, Rich Morley of Mesa, AZ; a sister in law, Vikki Morley of both Pontiac, IL, and Mesa, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister Brenda Karas.

Services: 11:00 am Friday, January 14, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Wayne Manago officiating. There will be no burial.

Visitation: 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Friday January 14, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Church

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church or Children Are People. Memorial Donations may be made online at

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Alan & Linda Rabe wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"So sorry we just learned Denise passed when I was speaking with my brother yesterday; thus, missed the funeral/celebration. So happy for Densie as she has a place prepared for her (John 14:2-3) without a doubt but sorry for Marvin and kids as she will be so so missed. HE will eventually provide peace that passes all understanding. You folks are sincerely in our prayers!!!"