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Barbara J. Miles, 96, Anderson, passed away Sept. 7, 2017, at Rawlins House in Pendleton after a brief illness.
She was born May 29, 1921, in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Russell Everett and Gladys Marie (Bacon) Smith. She received an associate degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and before moving to Anderson she had lived in Toledo, Ohio, for four years, Benton Harbor, Michigan for 16 years dedicating her life to her family. Barbara worked as a unit clerk at St. John's Medical Center for 16 years, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of New Horizons United Methodist Church, Victoria Guild at St. John's Health System and former member of the D.A.R.
She is survived by her four children, David Harold Miles of St. Cloud, Florida, Roger Lee (Mary) Miles of Morganton, Georgia, Kevin R. (Stephanie) Miles of Anderson and Cynthia Marie Miles; two grandchildren, Susan (Craig) Lanning of Canton, Georgia, and Elizabeth M. Miles of Pendleton; two great-grandchildren, Maryn and Mason Lanning of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold R. Miles in 2007; her parents; and one brother and one sister.
The family would like to thank a special friend, Belenda Morgan for her friendship to their mother and grandmother.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Pastor Brad Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Horizons United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.brownbutzdiedring.com.
Published on September 12, 2017
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