Longtime Sasakwa resident, Annette Green Miller, 86, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Ada. Annette was born July 22, 1930, in Stratford to William H. Green and Mary Agnes (Bouska) Green.
Throughout her life, Mrs. Miller worked as a librarian and established both a children's library and a medical library at several military bases. She later worked as an executive medical secretary at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She served as president of the Lackland AFB Secretaries Association until her retirement. She loved reading, cooking, entertaining and gardening and served her community through her church and the Sasakwa Women's Club. She exuded elegance and charm and was creative and talented with her hands, especially when it came to gardening and entertaining. She also wrote a book that has yet to be published. She was an active volunteer and faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa.
She was beloved and adored by her children and grandchildren and had a remarkable life, despite her father dying on her second birthday and her mother's hardship as a single parent while growing up during the Great Depression. After 50 years of marriage, she longed to join her husband, Fred, in Heaven.
She was married to Fred Henry Miller Jr., who preceded her in death July 8, 2002.
She is survived by her three sons; Richard Miller and his wife, Laura, of Stonewall, Michael Miller of Iowa City, Iowa, and Fred H. Miller III of Sasakwa; and her daughters, Marianne Miller of Seattle, Washington, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and her husband, Curt, of Ottumwa, Iowa, Mariette Stanson and her husband, Don, of Abilene, Texas, Mari-Eleanor Miller Martino and her husband, Ralph, of Westport, Connecticut; and one sister, Alyce (Green) Scott of Shawnee.
Surviving grandchildren include Marie Laymance, Alexander Goggin, Patrick Geffon, Shauna Geffon, Johanna Geffon, Jennifer Miller, Eli Miller, Taylor Miller-Meeks, Jonathon Miller-Meeks, Dana Stanson, Daniel Stanson, Drew Stanson Clark, Fred Miller IV, Matthew Miller, Joseph Martino, Matthew Martino and Andrew Martino.
Great-grandchildren include Gabriel Laymance, Amelia Laymance, Ellie Stanson and Lilly Stanson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Mari D'Anne Geffon; two grandsons, Christopher Miller and Sean Goggin; and brothers, Johnny Green, Joseph Green, Billy Green and David Green; and sisters, Katherine Kuestersteffen and Marie Veitenheimer.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, west of Konawa. Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Richard Miller, Michael Miller, Fred Miller, Jonathon Miller-Meeks, Daniel Stanson, Tony Kuestersteffen and Leo Kuestersteffen. Honorary Pallbearers will be Eli Miller, Patrick Geffon, Curt Meeks, Don Stanson, Ralph Martino, Max Geffon and Gary Veitenheimer.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in memory of Annette Miller c/o Father Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. at 47943 Abbey Road, Konawa, Oklahoma 74849.
Published on September 19, 2016