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Mary Irene Miller, 94, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2022)

Mary Irene Miller of Russell Springs passed away at her home on Saturday, September 3, 2022. She was 94 years old.

Funeral services for Irene will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, 367 N. Main St., Russell Springs, KY, with Brother Rick Neff officiating. Burial will follow in Dixon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11amCT until time of services, at the funeral home.

Born July 11, 1928, in Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late Willie Claude and Bertha Coffey Blakely. Irene was a member of New Victory Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and spending time on her front porch watching traffic come and go. Irene was an excellent mother to her children and deeply loved all her family. After her dear husband, Russell, passed away in 1992, she saw the need to become independent. With the help of her granddaughter, Holly, Irene passed the exams and got her driver's license at the age of sixty-six.

Survivors include a son, Wendell (and Carolyn) Miller, of Russell Springs; a daughter, Brenda (and Terry) Wilson, of Bronston; a sister-in-law, Louise Wooten, of Russell Springs; four grandchildren, Holly Jo (and Eric) Barnes, Travis Wilson, Lauren Wilson, and Alex (and Kisha) Miller; a step-grandson, Joey (and Jill) Wilson; five great-grandchildren, Ian Barnes, Mason Wilson, Maddox Wilson, Madelyn Miller, and Addison Miller; three step great-grandchildren, Cloe Wilson, Cayden Wilson, and Kelton Wilson; as well as several special people who were her caregivers over the last few years.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by husband of forty-three years, Joe Russell Miller; three brothers, Oral Blakey, Earl Blakey, and Orvin Blakey; and a sister, Helen Blakey Lawless.

Pall bearers will be Terry Wilson, Alex Miller, Keith Railsback, Ian Barnes, Mitchell Lawless, and Eric Barnes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Dixon Cemetery Fund, c/o Roger Garner, 1020 Hwy 1058, Jamestown, KY, 42629.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Mary Irene Miller are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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Mary Miller, 94, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2022)

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