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Virgie M. Miller

Virgie Maxine Miller, 79, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Annapolis, MO, on June 22, 1941, to parents John and Helen (Leach) Copeland.

Virgie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a graduate of Laramie High School. She married Ron Miller on September 11, 1959, and they were blessed with three beautiful girls. Virgie was a Kindergarten teacher at Clearwater Elementary for twenty-eight years. She was a member of Ijames Hill General Baptist Church, enjoyed playing the piano and tending to her flowers.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers: Clarence, Dean, and James Copeland.

Virgie is survived by her loving husband of sixty years, her daughters: Melinda Branstetter and husband Joe of Ironton, Genice Montgomery and husband Terry of Piedmont, Lori Lueddecke and husband Kevin of Piedmont; grandchildren: Anna-Marie Beard and husband Brian, Dustin Branstetter and wife Erica, Alexa Branstetter, Sean Montgomery and wife Kelly, Shaylin Montgomery, Taylor Lueddecke and wife Destiny, Tricia Manetz and husband John Paul; great-grandchildren: Knox Beard, Tobin Beard, Presley Branstetter, Abel Branstetter, Avett Branstetter; brothers: Jerry Lee Copeland and wife Charlotte of Green River, WY, Kenny Copeland and wife Cindy of St. Charles, Michael Copeland and wife Debra of Kimmer, Wy; sister, Barbara Lucas and husband Steve of Park Hills. Virgie will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and community.

Visitation was Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service was Sunday, August 2, 2020, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Bro. Sean Montgomery and Bro. Bob Smith ministered to the family. Anna-Marie Beard provided a heartfelt eulogy. Music was provided by children and grandchildren. Sean Montgomery, Dustin Branstetter, Taylor Lueddecke, Brian Beard, John Paul Montgomery, and P J Smith served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Carson Hill Cemetery, Mill Spring, MO. Online condolences can be made at

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