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Nona Elizabeth Miller

Nona Elizabeth Miller, age 93, of Quincy, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:20 p.m.. in Good Samaritan Home.

Nona Miller | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisNona was born August 9, 1924 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Wave and Charlotte Raisbeck Miller.

Nona was a graduate of Ferry Hall Academy in Lake Forrest, Illinois, attended Mt. Vernon College in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Quincy College. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nona worked in the advertising industry in New York City, returning to Quincy in 1962. She was a teacher at St. Peter School and oversaw the family property interests.

Nona was very active in local civic organizations. She was a member and past-president of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Quincy (YWCA), a life member and past-president of the Atlantis Club, a member and past-president of the Unitarian Women’s Alliance and a longtime Democratic precinct election judge. She was most proud of being a founder of the Adams County Home Health Service. Nona was a member of the Unitarian Church of Quincy and Christ Lutheran Church.

Nona Miller | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisNona will long be remembered by family friends for the elegant dinner parties she frequently hosted at her home on East Avenue.

Nona was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Matthew Finlay Carrott, two sisters, Charlotte Lee Miller Jones and Isabel J. Miller Malone, two nephews, James Eugene Malone III and Martin J. Malone, a great-niece, Deja Anne Houseman Tracz and her dear friend, Anita Wall.

Survivors include: two nieces, Isabel-Lee Malone and Molly Eileen Malone Houseman Munsell; one nephew Michael J. (Susan) Malone of Pennsylvania; and many Miller and Raisbeck cousins. Her extended family in Pennsylvania, includes two great-nieces and one great-nephew, six great-great-nephews and nieces; and six great-great-great-nephews and nieces.

Memorial Services: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, with Rev Gayle Pope officiating.

Visitation: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church.

Memorials: Christ Lutheran Church or Unitarian Church of Quincy


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. I had hoped to go to Nona’s funeral today, but the weather has made me think it is more prudent to stay indoors.
    I served on the board of the Homemakers with Nona for several years, and was impressed by her concern for seniors who wanted to stay in their homes when ill health made that difficult. She started that work here in Quincy. Today I hear ads on St. Louis radio for a nation-wide organization doing the same thing.
    I hoped to touch base with some of the Homemakers group, but many of them may be making the same decision I am making, to stay home today.
    May God bless her for her love for the least of her brothers and sisters.

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