Mary C. Miles

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Mary C. Miles, 51, El Dorado Springs, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar following a short illness.

She was born Aug. 7, 1953, in El Dorado Springs to Clarence and Mary Lou (Atkinson) Joustra. She graduated from El Dorado Springs High School and was a long-time Vernon County resident. She married William A. Miles on Aug. 13, 1971, in El Dorado Springs. In addition to being a homemaker, she partnered with her husband to own and operate Midwest Hardware in Lamar for the past 9 years.

She is survived by her husband, Bill; three daughters, Kristin Robertson, Lamar, Bethany Miles, Joplin, and Billi Mohney, Pittsburg, Kan.; a brother, Dr. C. Tucker Joustra, Lamar; three sisters, Nancy Hughes, Lamar, Patty Hallam, Walker, and Donna Chism, El Dorado Springs; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Amy Looyenga Miles.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Daniel Funeral Home with Mike Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in the Lefler Cemetery northeast of Nevada. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Daniel Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon's International or the American Cancer Society.