Rhonda Miller


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Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 5:36 pm
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Rhonda Miller, 62, of Viola, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Trinity Anglican Church, Rock Island. Burial will be at Edgington Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Memorials may be left for Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.
Rhonda Eileen Brubaker was on born May 7, 1950, in Rock Island, a daughter of Ralph and Pauline Johnston Brubaker. She graduated from Villa de Chantel, Rock Island, then became an X-ray technician. She married Daniel Miller on Aug. 1, 1970, in Rock Island.
Early in her career, Rhonda worked at Medical Arts. She then assisted at Jinks Funeral Homes for many years. For the last several years, she was a veterinarian technician at Preemption Vet Clinic. She was a member of St. John's Anglican Church, Preemption, and the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society. She enjoyed doing family tree research, starting in 1982, and continuing to this day.
She enjoyed being outdoors either doing gardening or tending to the horses or dogs she raised. She was a yard blow mold collector and enjoyed all things John Wayne and John Deere. Rhonda was a NASCAR fan, worshiping Jimmy Johnson, No. 48. Her favorite times of the year were Thanksgiving and Christmas, every inch of the house would be decorated. She loved Christmas movies and music. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, children and family.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Thaddeus Miller, Rock Island, Sarah (John) Foley, Davenport, and Rachel (Jerad) Vogt, Viola; six grandchildren; mother, Pauline Brubaker, Viola; and sisters, Kris (Greg) Leatherman, Moline, and Susan Crawford, Eden Prairie, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Dan Sprague.














 



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