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Dorothy Miller

December 9, 1924 — October 14, 2019


Dorothy Dee Miller, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, December 9, 1924, in rural Thayer, Missouri, the daughter of Henry Jacob and Mary Maud (Switzer) Trobaugh.  She departed this life, Monday, October 14, 2019, at the St. Luke’s East Hospital, Lee’s Summit at the age 94 years, 10 months, and 24 days.

On September 21, 1945, she was united in marriage to Billy Lee Miller in Independence, Missouri. He had just returned from a three year tour of duty with Army Medical Corps during World War II and Dorothy at that time was employed at the Sears Mail Order Company in Kansas City.   To this union two son’s Randall Lee Miller and Paul Ray Miller were born.  The family lived in Kansas City until moving to their farm near Pleasant Hill in June 1960.

Dorothy was devoted to her family and enjoyed the hobbies of landscaping, cake decorating, photography, genealogy, antiques collecting, and interior decorating.  Other joys of bygone years were family, music fests with siblings, a bit of writing, and in later year’s association with her grandchildren, while passing along stories of long ago.

She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church; Dorothy was a devout Christian always believing in the healing power of prayer.  She was a longtime member of the State Historical Society, a life member (along with Bill) of the Heart of America Model “A” Ford Club, a long time volunteer with the Pleasant Hill Meals-On-Wheels, and a former member of the Pleasant Hill Downtown Association.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Bill; four brothers, Vivian Trobaugh, Earl Trobaugh, Ernest Trobaugh, Walter (and Pauline) Trobaugh; three sisters, Elsie (and Al) Braden, Delsie (and Clarence) Grooms, and Hazel (and Roy) Brazeal.

She is survived by two son’s Randall (and Bettie) Miller, and Paul (and Carla) Miller, both of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Jason Paul (and Dancy) Miller, Aaron Lee (and Nancy) Miller, Nathan Randall (and Breanna) Miller, Kara Marie Miller, all of Pleasant Hill, and Kyle Ray Miller of Kansas City; nine great grandchildren, Kelsey, Nolan, Zachary, Evan, Brett, Leah, Dylan, Grant, and Alex; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday evening, October 17, 2019, at the funeral home.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 18, 2019, at the funeral home. Reverend Mark Conway officiated.  Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Aaron Miller, Evan Miller, Jason Miller, Kyle Miller, Nathan Miller, and Nolan Miller. Honorary casket bearers were Kara Miller, Kelsey Miller, Zachary Miller, Brett Miller, Leah Miller, Dylan Miller, Grant Miller, and Alex Miller.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Historical Society, the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, or the Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Friday, October 18, 2019

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