Bernice Brown Miller, 100, of Corning, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Lenox. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at Prairie Rose Cemetery in rural Corning, Iowa. Pastor Lauri Greenlee will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be determined. Memories and condolences can be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Bernice Lucille Anderson, the daughter of Sanna (Thompson) and Andy Anderson, was born May 8, 1921 in Montgomery County, Iowa. She graduated from Villisca High School. She was a teacher for one year in Montgomery County, in a country school, where she taught all eight grades.
In August of 1940 Bernice married Ernest Brown. Three children were born to this union, Ronald Lee in 1942, Carol LaVonne in 1947 and Janelle Lois in 1953. The family lived and farmed in Taylor County until Ernest died in a car accident in 1961.
Bernice worked as secretary to the Adams County Engineer for 20 years, retiring in 1983. She married Bert Miller in August of 1983. They spent many happy years traveling in their motor home and spending winters in Arizona as long as their health permitted.
Left to cherish Bernice’s memory are her children: Ronald (Norma) Brown of Prescott and Janelle Wiese of Corning; step children: Tom (Marilyn) Miller of Ramsey, Minnesota, Richard (Karen) Miller of The Dalles, Oregon and Pat (Debbie) Miller of Whitney, Texas; son-in-law, Ross (Lucinda) Griffith of Corning; grandchildren: Shyla (Jordan Walter) Schafer of Prescott, Adam (Stephanie) Wiese of Denison and Andy (Liz) Wiese of Silver City; 7 ½ great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Kimball of Chewelah, Washington; many step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with several other family members and friends.
Preceding Bernice in death were her parents, Andy and Sanna Anderson; husbands: Ernest Brown and Bert Miller; daughter, Carol Griffith; sisters: Edna Anderson, Arlene Rhamy and Mildred Odson and son-in-law, Lyle Wiese.