Laura Beth Miller, 88, of Macomb passed away at 7 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2023 at the Lamoine Assisted Living Center in Macomb.
She was born in Macomb to John and Mary Carmack McClure on February 11, 1934 at St. Francis Hospital. A few years of her early life were spent in Carthage, IL. Later the family moved to rural Colchester and then to Colchester where most of her education was met. In 1953, she graduated from Western High School.
Beth was first married in Carthage, IL to Robert Kreps. To this marriage was born a daughter, Barbara (Knox). On March 14, 1954 she was united in marriage to Scott E. Miller in Colchester. Scott adopted Barbara (John Knox). Scott and Beth had three children, Marsha Stoneking, Jeffrey (Ginger) Miller and Curtis (Mischelle) Miller who survive along with grandchildren Joel (Deb) Knox, Emily (Ryan) Lunt, Jessica Miller, Laura (Korrey) Varwig, Lindsey Clingan (Morgan Oates), Sean Stoneking, Ashley (Brett) Roy, and Christina Miller and 14 great-grandchildren.
Beth is preceded in death by her husband, Scott, her parents, an infant sister Mary Elizabeth, brother Darwin McClure, sister-in-law Earlene McClure, and son-in-law Michael Stoneking.
Scott and Beth first lived in Macomb and again in retirement but spent most of their married life on their farm north of Macomb. Beth worked at McDonough Grain and Milling in Colchester, Voter’s Registration in the McDonough County Courthouse and retired as secretary of the First Christian Church in Macomb.
She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Family dinners were always well attended. She enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes and traveling all over North America. She was a member of the B.P.O. Deers, American Legion Auxiliary, Lamoine Squares Square Dancing Club, First Presbyterian Church, the Child Welfare Club, and was a 4-H Leader of the Sandhill Topperettes.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb with Pastor Rene Whitaker officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the church. A lunch will take place immediately following at the church. You may watch the service online at http://www.youtube.com/@firtpresmacomb.
Private family grave side services will be held in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 6 Auxiliary or the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbitts.com.