Lena Miller, 79, of Rockaway Beach, MO died Thursday, November 9, 2017 at her
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday, November 15 in the
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Thursday in the
funeral home with Pastor Jonathan McGuire officiating. Burial will be in the Snapp
Lena Miller was born Wednesday, May 11, 1938 in Relief North Carolina to Frank and
Julie (Peterson) Bennett. Lena never attended school and began working on the family
farm. Later she worked as a production worker for the Southern Device Company in
Taylorsville, NC. She worked there for 19 years. She then moved to Salem, VA where
she lived for four years before moving to Irwin, TN in 1986 where she married Lawrence
Miller. She lived there until moving to Taney County in 2009. Lawrence died in 2015.
Lena was a people person that always had a beautiful smile and was loved by all that
knew her. She enjoyed eating out, going to casinos, gambling, traveling and shopping.
She especially liked Chinese food, county music and animals. She was of the Freewill
Baptist Church faith.
She is survived by one son, Cliff Peterson and wife, Cheryl of Rockaway Beach, MO;
two brothers, R.L Bennett and wife, Angela of Irwin, TN, Rothia Bennett and wife, Trish
also of Irwin; two sisters, Helen Peterson of Taylorsville, NC, Darlene Bennett and
husband, Ellis of Irwin, TN; three grandchildren, Travis and Colton Lamb and Kayla
Lester and four great-grandchildren, Addie, Waylon, Lilly and Charles Lamb.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Miller; brother J. C.
Bennett and a sister, Martha McCurie.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home
15945 U.S. Hwy 160
Forsyth, MO. 65653
"There is a Difference"
May 11, 1938 - Nobember 9, 2017