11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at
Hope Chapel Nazarene Church in Lincoln.
Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at the
Funeral home: Preston-Hanley
Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
Patricia Lynn Miller, 61, of Logan County, went to
be with Jesus at 11:56 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017
at her home after a seven- year battle with cancer.
Born October 26, 1955 in Pekin to Don and Ruth (McClary)
Durbin, she married Robert B. Miller on March 31,
1972 in North Pekin.
Patricia is survived by her husband of 45 years; her
parents of Pekin; two daughters, Angela (Trevor)
Hall of Tazewell County and Dawn (Keith) DeVore of
Logan County; two sons, Robert B. (Yvonne) Miller,
Jr., of Anniston, AL and Ryan P. Miller of
Middletown; seven granddaughters, Kalyn Miller of
Tazewell County, Breena Miller of Peoria, Tricia
Johnson of Peoria, Emily DeVore of Logan County,
Elsa DeVore of Logan County, Elizabeth DeVore of
Logan County and Kaylee Miller of Taylorville; five
grandsons, TJ Hall of Tazewell County, Travis Hall
of Tazewell County, Sam DeVore of Logan County Ryan
Miller, Jr. of Taylorville and Cody Reynolds of
Pekin; one great-granddaughter, Madison Mullins of
Peoria; one great-grandson, Jayden Mullins of
Peoria; four sisters, Pam Barrett of Peoria, Debra
Mason of Lebanon, KY, Judy Bryan and Renae Hall,
both of Pekin and one brother, Jim Durbin of Dallas,
She had worked at New Holland Banking Center,
Middletown/New Holland School, and Villa West in
A devoted wife, loving mother of four, caring
grandmother of 12 and proud great grandmother of
Pat loved homemaking and nature and was a Master
Gardener, a Master Preserver, and the Middletown
arborist. She was a talented musician with God given
talent as a singer and a musician. She performed at
church services and with the Prairie Aires, in
addition to singing beautifully, she also played the
piano, organ, violin, dulcimer, and guitar.
She was devoted disciple of God, where she
co-founded the Little Chapel in Middletown, where she
served as lay-pastor and she was a lifelong Nazarene
with membership at the Hope Chapel Nazarene Church
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 26,
2017 at Hope Chapel Nazarene Church in Lincoln.
Pastor Greg Wooten will officiate. Visitation will
be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church. Burial
will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Logan County.
Memorial contributions may be given to Hope Chapel
Nazarene Church, 2501 Woodlawn Rd., Lincoln.
The most precious woman, loved and cherished, Pat is
with Jesus and remains in our hearts.
“Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Yet and still:
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!
“She Walks in Beauty” – Lord Byron
Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral
Homes & Crematory in Pekin.
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