Flora Mae Miller (Hart)

December 16, 1947 – June 1, 2017

Funeral Services: June 5, 2017

Flora Mae Miller, 69, of Vermontville, passed away June 1, 2017 at her home. She was born December 16, 1947 in Beloit, Wisc., the daughter of Clarence and Marcella (Purdy) Hart. Flora married the love of her life, Richard John Miller Jr., August 8, 1981 at The Rose Garden in Lansing.

After moving to Michigan, Flora pursued an Art Degree at LCC. Later she became an Assistant Art Professor at LCC. She also sold real estate for Westdale Better Homes and Garden until her auto accident in 1991. Flora loved her family, spending time with her children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed summer camping trips, fishing, gardening and loved to Polka Dance around the house with anyone she could get to dance with her. She loved to bird watch, her favorite birds being hummingbirds. Her favorite flowers were red roses.

She is survived by her husband, Richard John Miller Jr. of Vermontville; their daughter, JoElla (Michael) Zimmerman of Portland; her son, Anthony (Thomas “T.J” Thias) Morris of Lansing; daughter, MarCella Morris of Eaton Rapids; step-children, Salinda and Chris Miller; 12 grandchildren, Emily, Trevor, Ava, Owen, Kevin, Brian, Tyler, and Nathan (JoElla and Michael’s), Katie Jo, Christopher (Tracey), Alexa, Shiyanna (MarCella’s); six great-grandchildren, Destiney, Richard, Austin, Keagan, Isaiah, and Jayce; sister, Patricia Alice Henning of Beloit; and three nephews, Mark (Kris) Winchester, Charles (Jessi) Winchester, and Clarence “Trinity” (Diane) Winchester, all of Beloit.

She loved her dear granddogs, Daisy Mae, Annie, Maggie Mae, Roxy, Oak, Tila, LuLu, Squirt, Pearl, Sadie, and Army.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis Hart; mother-in-law, Arlene O. Miller; and her caregiver for the past 26 years, Judy Harmon. A special thank you to her long time caregiver and special friend Joyce Ginder.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 5, 2017 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte.

If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Kidney Foundation.

Memories of Flora can be shared with her family on her tribute page at