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Betty Lou Miller,age 79, of Knox City, Missouri, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, at her home in Knox City.

She was born January 10, 1931, in Knox County, Missouri the daughter of William Francis (Frank) and Lenora Norton Watson. She was united in marriage to William Everett Miller at Mokane, Missouri on April 13, 1950, and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1972.

Surviving are two children, Steven W. Miller and wife Eileen of Knox City, Missouri and DeVonna Dee Miller and friend Lennie Brown of Quincy, Illinois, four grandchildren, Bill Miller and wife Misty of Knox City, Missouri, Chad Miller and wife Erin of Knox City, Missouri, Russ Miller and wife Erin of Knox City, Missouri, and Lance Ferguson of Quincy, Illinois, eight great-grandchildren, Sidney, Brianna and Ava Miller, Haleigh, Reice, and Myleigh Miller, Braydon and Bryston Miller, one sister Helen Lois Hayes of Knox City, Missouri, a brother James Francis (Bud) Watson of Knox City, Missouri, her long time companion David McCabe of Knox City, Missouri and his children, Tina Lonberger and her friend Tom Barbour and her son Tristan of Edina, Missouri, Tommy McCabe and wife Leann and children Leighton and Madison of Edina, Missouri, Joe McCabe and wife Carson of Farmington, Minnesota, and Todd McCabe and wife Maria of Kansas City, Missouri and children Kathryn and William. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins including a special cousin Leonard Mauck and wife Wanda of Bolivar, Missouri who was raised in her childhood home.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and one step grandson, Tyler Lonberger.

Betty graduated from Knox City High School, and received a teaching certificate from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri. She was a lifelong resident of Knox County where she was employed at Knox County R1 Schools, Lewis County REA, KCOM in Kirksville, Missouri and the Knox County Water District.

Betty was a member of the Knox City Baptist Church and the Knox City American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and spending time her children, grandchildren and friends.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Doug Wilson officiated the services. Burial was in the Knox City Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Jones, Wade Goodson, Clifford Lee Davis, Gary Mallett, Todd Goodwin and Terry Goodwin.

Memorial may be made to the Knox County Health Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537.