Merna Jo Miller, 79, of Mineral, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at UnityPoint Health, in Rock Island. Private graveside funeral services were held at Mineral Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Atkinson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Merna Jo Miller, 79, of Mineral, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at UnityPoint Health, in Rock Island. Private graveside funeral services were held at Mineral Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Humane Society. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Atkinson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Merna Jo was born May 26, 1937, in Heavener, Okla., the daughter of Orlie and Monte (Tefft) Offenbacker. She was united in marriage to Donald C. Miller. He preceded her in death in 2003. Merna worked for Martin Title Company in Rock Island as a title researcher for many years. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and her dogs.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn L. (Kevin) DeJaeger, of Geneseo; son, Russell D. Roth, of Moline; stepson, Duane (Lori) Miller, of Annawan; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one brother.