Graveside service for Melva D. Miller, age 86, of Kingston, Oklahoma, former Frederick and Davidson resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Davidson Cemetery with Dr. Shane Kendrix, pastor of First Baptist Church Frederick officiating.
Mrs. Miller passed away on Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at Family Care Center in Kingston, Oklahoma. Burial is under the direction of Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home of Frederick.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born March 21, 1933, in Midland, Texas, to George and Velma Marie (Bowerman) Rushin. She lived in Texas until the age of five when her family moved to Oklahoma in 1938. She was united in marriage to Jimmie T. Miller on June 28, 1942, at Vernon, Texas. Melva loved playing cards with her grandchildren. She was especially known for her rummy skills. She spent time fishing at Blue River, always with grandchildren alongside her. She was a terrific cook and often prepared delicious meals for family gatherings. She enjoyed sewing and made many beautiful quilts for loved ones. In order for her grandchildren to be together, Melva frequently planned long road trips that included snacks for the road, singing silly songs and sometimes driving lessons. She didn’t have much but she always made her grandchildren feel like they had everything.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sons: Jimmie R. Miller and John H. Miller; brothers: Harold, Doyle, Edgel, Jearl, Elbert, Edward, Eugene, Archie, Bernie and Wendell Rushin; and a sister: Pauline Cobb.
Survivors include her daughter: Connie Laxton and husband Glen, of Kingston; son: Steve Miller, of Tupelo; a brother: Billy Rushin and wife Dorothy, of Frederick; a sister: Nancy Villarreal, of Silverton, Texas; granddaughters: Gina Hatfield and husband John, Kellie Bailey and husband Jerry, all of Kingston, Chelsi Miller, of Perryton, Texas; grandsons: Jake Miller, of Hooker, Brandon Miller and wife Leanna, Ponca City, Brandon Laxton and wife Miranda, of Calera; great grandchildren: Madison, Jillian and Abigayle Hatfield, Makenna Daniels, Kassie and Taylor Bailey, all of Kingston, Jonathan and Jacob Miller, of Hooker, James Miller, of Derby, Kansas, Skyler, Malia, and Henry Tivis, Leia Hedrick, all of Perryton, Texas, Sophia and Johnnie Miller, of Ponca City, and Brody, Lakelynd and River Laxton, of Calera.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 in loving memory of Melva Miller.
Orr Gray Gish Funeral Home
111 N. 11th Street
Frederick, OK 73542
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