In Memory of

Kay I. Miller

June 10, 1935 - March 13, 2020
From: Gowrie, IA | Originally: Gowrie, IA

Kay I. Miller, 84, of Gowrie passed away Friday, March 13, 2020 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.***Out of concern for those who knew and loved Kay, because of the Corona virus (COVID-19) Funeral services and visitation will be held at a later date at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie.

Kay Ilene (Burger) Miller, daughter of Virgil and Elna (Moranville) Jones was born June 10, 1935 in Dana, Iowa. She graduated from Dana High School in 1953. Kay married Arlo Martin Burger on June 27, 1953 at Ft. Bliss, Texas where Arlo was serving in the US Army in the Korean War. They lived at El Paso, Texas and Annadale, Virginia before coming home to Gowrie in 1955. They farmed in the Thor, Iowa and Gowrie, Iowa areas, moving into their new home in Gowrie in November 1997. Arlo passed away on April 28, 1999. Kay was a homemaker and helpmate with the farming. She was well known as a fantastic cook and baker with her family, friends and farm help. Kay was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie where she served as Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and served on the church council and various other church committees. She was a member of church choir for several years and was a soloist. Kay was a member of the American Legion of Gowrie Woman’s Club, Webster County Association for Special Needs Children, International Bowling Association and Red Hat Society. She also served on the Gowrie Library Board, City Council and Ambulance Board. Kay’s hobbies were making porcelain dolls, bowling, dancing, music, reading, traveling, cooking, baking, quilting, and sewing. Kay was an AVID shopper. She loved shopping at Younkers and Dillards. She enjoyed yard work and working with flowers. She LOVED the color purple and especially enjoyed her family and most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kay married Dale Rex Miller on August 2, 2003. They so enjoyed each other and their life together. They were active in their church and community and spent their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. Kay’s survivors include husband Dale Miller of Gowrie. Three daughters, Starla Kay (Rick) Smith of Boone, Shelly Kim (Don) Weston of Callender, Shawn Renee Burger of Carroll. Three grandchildren, Sheralyn Kay (Chris) Page of Boone, Ryan Curtis (Kaitlyn Schultz) Weston of West Des Moines, Aaron Matthew (Brittany) Weston of Yankton, South Dakota. Great grandsons, Bryant Stone Weston, Deklan Kinnick Parker Page, Griffin Kennedy Thomas Page and Adriel Boez Weston. Great granddaughters Averi Grace Weston, Ariana Faith Weston, Anaya Hope Weston and Austyn Marie Shandera. Stepchildren, Heidi (Mark) Blair of Paton, Steve (Linda Aaker) Miller of Humboldt, South Dakota, Scott (Jan) Miller of Paton, Shannon (Beth) Miller of Harcourt, Holly (Tom) Shook of Marble Rock and Stacy (Jill) Miller of Harcourt. Step grandchildren, Ashley (Jeff) Allen, Michelle Blair, Jessica (Tony Johnson) Miller, Justine (Nathan Hodson) Miller, John Miller, Fallon (Todd) Michalski, Tanner (Holly) Miller, Tristan (Madison Hirsch) Miller, Rex Miller, Holden Miller, Lincoln Miller, Kayla (Jordon) Groff, Dale Jeffrey, Kari Jeffrey, Wyatt Miller, Sadie Miller, Mae Miller. Step greatgrandchildren, Abby Allen, Mack Allen, Doss Allen, Dessa Johnson, Lennon Lindsey, Emmy Hodson, Makenzie Michalski, Brooks Miller, and soon to be here baby Groff. In Laws Alan and Nancy Burger, Denny and Darla Miller, Lois Brinkman, Carol Miller, and Jerry Paullin. Also many nieces, nephews and many friends. Preceding Kay in death were her first husband Arlo Martin Burger in 1999, her father Virgil in 1968, her mother Elna in 1999, her son Randy Kip Burger in 1956, grandson Corydon Michael Weston in 1977, stepgrandson Ty Andrew Scott Miller in 1988, and great grandson Peyton Arlo Curtis Page in 2011. Sisters in laws Barbara Rabbitt, Joanne Lennarson, Beth Underwood, Marty Paullin. Brothers in law Tom Rabbitt, Jon Lennarson, Bob Underwood, Lloyd Miller and Martin Brinkman.
***Out of concern for those who knew and loved Kay, because of the Corona virus (COVID-19) Funeral services will be held at a later date at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie
Rev. Jim Davis
A visitation will be held at later date.
Lost Grove Cemetery, Harcourt.


Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 10:29 PM
“Please know my thoughts have been with all the family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you peace. I look forward in celebrating her life in the future. ”
- Kristy and Dave Eaton

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:25 AM
“We are so very sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there with you today. We are thinking about and praying for you all. We love you and hope to see you soon. ”
- Brad and Tracy Zeimet

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:44 PM
“We pray God is holding all of your family close to him and bringing all of CBC you peace ”
- Ron and Judy Warrick

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:28 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.”
- Loehr, Lee, Miller family

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 12:33 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers to Kay's family...Kay was a very special person....”
- ken klehm

Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 4:21 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Kay was a very special woman. From the Klehm family. ”
- Sandra Speer, Karen Inman and Janice White

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 8:28 AM
“Kay was such so special! Someone you loved to be around, and she was always upbeat. Sympathies to the families.
- Marla Lind Bickel

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM
“We are so very sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. There never was a kinder, more thoughtful person. She will surely be missed!”
- Linda Schaa

Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1:38 PM
“My heart and thoughts are with you. Am praying God will help you heal with your grief. Sincerely. ”
- Sharon Redman Irwin

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 6:06 PM
“Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are for Kays entire family. Sincerest sympathy”
- Judy and Jerry Pierce

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 1:32 PM
“Deepest sympathy to Shelly and family. May God be with you and bring you Peace.”
- Mary Phillips

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