Dana Miller, 60, loved singing, painting, and dogs

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | 4:37 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Dana Rowena Karnes Miller worked at A. B. Chance in Centralia and at Orkin, Inc. in Columbia. Her interests included oil painting, Rottweilers and training her service dog.

Ms. Miller died Saturday, March 9, 2013, after a long illness. She was 60.

She was a Columbia resident, but she died at Lexington Square Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Keokuk, Iowa.

Ms. Miller was born Aug. 8, 1952, in Lexington to Elaine T. Grev and James B. Karnes. After graduating from Hickman High School, she got her Associate of Arts degree at Columbia College.

She married Raymond Edward Miller. They had a son, Russell Lee Miller.

Ms. Miller was also passionate about singing. She was a soprano member of Double Sextet at Columbia College.

Ms. Miller is survived by her parents, Dennis and Elaine Grev and James and Sandra Karnes; her son, Russell Lee Miller of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two grandchildren, Ethan and Asher; half-brother, Eric John Grev of Ramona, Calif.; aunt Rowena Taliafero of Arlington, Texas; and step-siblings.

Her brother, Bryant Scott Karnes, died earlier.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Visitations will follow the service before burial at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Second Chance, 24687 Highway 179, Boonville.

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Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.

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