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Dorcas Miller

September 8, 1936 — December 13, 2020

Marion- Dorcas R. Miller, age 84, of Marion, passed away at 2:55am on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorcas was born in Ina, Illinois on September 8, 1936, the daughter of Harry and Della (House) Dunbar.  She married Robert E. “Gene” Miller on July 2, 1954 in Ina. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2016. Together, they shared more than sixty-two years of marriage and wonderful memories.

Dorcas was a longtime active member First Baptist Church in Marion where she also served as a cook in the kitchen. She enjoyed sewing, yard work, and making flower arrangements. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends- especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Survivors include:

Daughter-Gina Kay Kelley of Marion

Granddaughter-Megan Dalton

Grandson-Nickolas Robert

Granddaughter-Amber Nicole Jackson Kelley

Grandson-Keagan Hale

Great grandchildren-Hailey Dalton, Brad Dalton, and Rylee Nicole Kelley

Brother-in-law-Paul W. Miller of West Frankfort

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and two brothers- William Dexter and Wendell Harry Dunbar.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will also be on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 11:00am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund or the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL  62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorcas Miller, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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