In loving memory of

Cathy Jo Miller
May 2, 1954 - January 2, 2020

Cathy J. Miller, 65, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020, at her home.

Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Cathy from 5 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be at Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery at a later date.

Cathy Jo Carr was born on May 2, 1954 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Harold Wellington and Mary Lois (Ralston) Carr. She was educated in Dubuque schools. She married Jesse V. Miller on August 30, 1991 in Maquoketa, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2009.

Cathy had worked in area factories most of her life. She most notably had worked as a welder at WADY Industries in Maquoketa for 16 years as a welder until retirement.
Cathy enjoyed going to casinos, playing cards and singing/listening to music.

Those left to honor Cathy's memory include a son, Travis (Tracy Manning) Bickford of Maquoketa, IA; step-children, Kirk (Erin) Miller of Maquoketa, IA, and Chad (Kristina) Miller of Maquoketa, IA; 2 grandchildren, Britney (Jordan) Carr and Bailey Bickford; several step-grandchildren; brothers, Edward (Nancy) Carr of Kaloa, HI, and Allan (Carol) Carr of Monmouth, IA; and sisters, Sharon Foulks of Onslow, IA, Dixie Bruns of Monmouth, IA, and Carla (Donald) Clark of Monmouth, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jesse, brothers Doug, Dale, Ronnie, Thomas, Jim and Jack, sisters Jane, Marilee, Karen, Lois, and Linda, and a step-son Kyle Miller.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Cathy Jo Miller memorial fund.

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Brenda Groves wrote on Jan 7, 2020:

"To all of Kathy's family. What a wonderful lady she was. Happy go lucky all the time. I can hear her laughing over some silly joke. What a strong and courageous lady she was. I am going to miss seeing her around and having chats with her. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers Rest in Peace Kathy . "

Shelly wrote on Jan 7, 2020:

"So very sorry for your loss ?. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers."

Shannon Petersen wrote on Jan 7, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers to all the family."

Beatrice Mitchell wrote on Jan 6, 2020:

"My condolences to all the family at this time of loss. It's hard to lose the ones we love. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies continue to be with you and provide you the strength needed now and also in the days ahead. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Isaiah 12:2) "

Julie Hooker wrote on Jan 5, 2020:

"Sympathy to the family. My prayers are with each of you."

Angel Schiffer wrote on Jan 5, 2020:

"Deepest sympathy to the family. "

Barbara Sherwin wrote on Jan 5, 2020:

"I am sorry to hear of Cathys passing sending condolences to the family she is now at peace and pain free and can watch over all her loved ones"

Machell Williams wrote on Jan 5, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear about your loss Travis My thoughts and prayers are with you. "

BarbI Notz wrote on Jan 4, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort to you all."

Becky Yarolem wrote on Jan 4, 2020:

"I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of such a super woman. She's been a great neighbor for all the years that my kids and I lived in Nashville. She's a shining star in heaven for sure. Becky Yarolem and kids"

Bob Yarolem wrote on Jan 3, 2020:

"Travis, Dixie, Carla, Alan, and families. Both Bob and I send our deepest condolences. Cathy was a great lady and a wonderful Aunt. She will truly be missed. Love, Bob and Juliee Yarolem"

Richard and Pep Tracy wrote on Jan 3, 2020:

"Thoughts and prayers to all the family.........Cathy was a special lady..........had lots of good memories with her......RIP ......Richard and Pep Tracy"