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Delpha Miller

Delpha Miller, age 88, of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at The Monarch in Lincoln.

Delpha's wishes were to be cremated. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at this time, the family invites you to the AURORA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH for the memorial service that will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th. Inurnment will follow at the Aurora Cemetery. Memorials may be made in care of the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com


Delpha Irene Miller, the daughter of Freeman and Blanche (Turner) Bottorf, was born in Aurora, Nebraska on October 8, 1931, and passed away peacefully in Lincoln, Nebraska with family at her bedside on June 2, 2020 at the age of 88.

Delpha lived in the Aurora area most of her life and graduated from Aurora High School. She was the youngest of eight children and learned her strong work ethic from living on the farm.

Delpha was united in marriage to James R. Miller in Aurora. Two sons, Jimmie Joe and Steven, blessed their home. Delpha was a homemaker, a caregiver, and held a variety of interesting jobs over the years. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, reading, gardening, and any gathering with family and friends. She lost "Jim" in 1984, but remained independent until a few weeks before her death.

She delighted in her grandsons and saw them all within the last month of her life, telling them how proud she was of each of them. She was particularly proud of her new great granddaughter and was able to spend time with her in her final days, adding a little joy to an otherwise sad time.

She was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church, the Dorcas Circle and was a volunteer at the Senior Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, seven siblings and her beloved pets.

Delpha is survived by her sons, Jimmie Joe (Stephany) Miller of Aurora and Steven (Gina) Miller of Lincoln; 3 grandsons, Riley Miller of Aurora, Trevor Miller of New Mexico and Andrew (Emily) Miller of Lincoln; a great-granddaughter, Hannah Lynn Miller, of Lincoln, and a host of nieces, nephews and many other family members and dear friends.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Tabitha Hospice of York and Lincoln and the staff at The Monarch hospice home in Lincoln for their excellent and loving care.

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