Wanda Lorene Todd Miller

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wanda Lorene Todd Miller, 60, of Clifty died May 16, 2009 at her home. She was born September 4, 1948 in Fayetteville, AR to Clyde Quentin and Ruth Griffith Todd. She married Clarence A. Miller on November 1, 1968. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last November.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Keegan Nathaniel Miller and her beloved brother, Ralph Edward Todd.

Wanda spent most of her childhood years in Kansas, but moved back to Arkansas with her family after her high school graduation. Shortly afterward, she met and married Clarence and moved to the farm in Clifty. Wanda spent four decades on the farm, raising kids, cows and vegetables. With her help, the farm was a successful operation, and the family was awarded the honor of Madison County Farm Family of the Year in 1999. She attended church for many years at Clifty Freewill Baptist and most recently attended Hindsville First Baptist Church. She loved to read, sew, garden, cook and can. She sewed many clothes for her kids over the years, and did amazing things for her family with the resources she had. Education was very important to her, and she was extremely proud of the fact that seven of her eight kids had a college degree, and Bethany will soon be number eight. After most of her kids were out of the house, Wanda went back to the University of Arkansas and got her paralegal certificate. She then went to work for W.G. Hall in Huntsville, where she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at her job for five years. She has spent the years since then watching grandkids and working around the farm.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence, of the home, eight children, Malinda and husband, Trey Fitch, of Hindsville, Cindy and husband, Dave Robinson, of Hindsville, Pam and husband, Carl McGarrah, of Clifty, Debbie and husband, Curtis Creek, of Springdale, Jeremy and wife, Meredith Miller, of Clifty, Jonathan and wife Gaylyna Miller, of Skiatook, Oklahoma, Sarah and husband, Justin Hopper, of Rogers, and Bethany Miller of the home and 14 grandchildren, Carl Fitch, Sam and Josh Robinson, Julie and Mattie McGarrah, Katie, Matthew and Aaron Thomas and Josh and MacKenzie Creek, Brock and Ashton Miller and Brynleigh and Addisyn Miller. She was also survived by her mother, Ruth Todd, a sister, Helen Martin, a brother, David Todd, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in the chapel of Brashears Funeral Home with Rev. Leslie Elam officiating. Interment will be in the Clifty Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home www.brashearsfuneralhome.net of Huntsville, AR. Pallbearers will be: Ruben Miller, Trey Fitch, Dave Robinson, Carl McGarrah, Curtis Creek and Justin Hopper. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.