Delores M. Miller, 87, of Newton. died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League may be left at the funeral home.
Delores, the daughter of Elda and Mary (Kreiger) Gharrett, was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Newton. She graduated from Newton High School. Delores was united in marriage with Thomas Miller July 14, 1949, in Newton. Delores worked at the United Telephone Company and then later as a checker at Walmart for 31 years. She enjoyed bowling, knitting and crocheting.
Delores is survived by her daughter, Pam (Leslie) Wade of Newton; grandchildren, Shawn (Vicky) Wade and Tina Wade; great-grandchildren, Cheri (Adam) Foreman, Beth Ann Forck (Dustin Koder), Thomas James Forck, Logan Wade and Tucker Wade; and her great-great-grandchildren, Shawna Foreman, Caleb Koder and Carson Koder. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; a son, Ronald, in infancy; and a sister, Barbara, in infancy.