Fern LaRue Miller

Fern LaRue Miller, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Fern was born July 15, 1941 in Clay County, Missouri, the daughter of Dan and Eula Marriott.  She married her high school sweetheart, John Miller on June 24, 1960. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1999.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gordon Moore and Danny Marriott, as well as her sister, Claudene Parman.

Fern was the loving mother of three children, Jonna (Mike), Jeff and Janet (Jason); proud “Grammy” to granddaughters, Jennifer, Connie, Krista, Paige and Taylor, and to great-grandsons, Oliver and Kaleb; caring sister to younger brothers, Dale (Maggie) and Brad (Robin). She is also survived by sister-in-law, Nancy Marriott, brother-in-law, Gene Parman, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She studied education at Central Missouri State University, worked in the banking industry for 46 years. After receiving much recognition and honors, she retired as Branch Manager/Vice President of Commerce Bank in 2004. For over 50 years, she was an active member of Pisgah Baptist Church, involved in teaching adult Sunday school and serving on many committees. She was a member of the Gladstone Rotary Club, serving as President from 2001-2002. She was also a loyal member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for 50 years. She dedicated time volunteering and providing tours at the Excelsior Springs Musuem.

Services will be held at Pisgah Baptist Church on November 1, 2019. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with service immediately following. Graveside service will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Fern’s name to the benevolent fund for Pisgah Baptist Church or the Vernon King Memorial Foundation Fund for Veterans.

Our Sincere Condolences

I was so sorry to hear about Fern’s death. My thoughts and prayers will be with your family. I am so sorry but I will be unable to attend the services. I have a train ticket to go to St. Louis this weekend to see my daughter.
Barbara M Buehrer

I am so sorry to hear of Fern’s death. We were high school classmates.
It was good to see her this past September at our 60th reunion.
My condolences to her relatives and friends.