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Daughter of Harvey and Roxie (Norris) Beason Susie Miller was born Susie Ann Beason, the daughter of Harvey and Roxie (Norris) Beason, in Douglas County, (Girdner community) on March 14, 1936, and departed this life on March 10, 2007, in Strafford, at the age of 70.
Susie graduated from Ava High and on May 15, 1954 at Mt. Tabor Church married Kenneth Miller, and to this union two children were born. Susie worked in the 70′s at Heer’s Dept. Store in Springfield in the credit department. She also worked as a legal secretary for Jim Curry for 15 years in Ava and in the elementary cafeteria for several years until retirement.
She loved working with Kenneth on the farm raising Angus cattle. In their free time they enjoyed traveling in the camper to bluegrass festivals around Arkansas and Missouri. And they also belonged to a square dance group. Susie was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ava Chapter #47, White Shrine and Social Order of the Beauceant and was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, also in Ava.
Susie is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth; two daughters and their spouses, Carol Shaeffer and Clyde Stant, of Rogersville, and Karen and Keith Taber, of Ottawa, Ill.; three grandchildren, Tristan, Megan, and Nick; three brothers, Donald Beason, of Ava, Tommy Beason, of Willard, and Carl Beason, of Squires; and three sisters, Wanda King and Corrine Ellison, both of Ava, and June Tetrick, of West Plains; many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Susie was preceded by her parents, one sister, Audrey, a brother, Claude, and one grandson, Charles Stephen Shaeffer.
Services for Susie will be held Thursday, March 15, at 2 p.m. in Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with Pastor Tom Maples officiating with an Order of the Eastern Star service, Ava Chapter #47. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday from 6 till 7:30 in the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at the funeral home. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home Ava. Condolences may be made online at www. clinkingbeardfuneralhome.com.