Funeral service for Teresa Miller, 51, of Knoxville, will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Celebrate Community Church with Rev. Charlie McMillian officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 12 beginning after 1:00 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
Teresa was born on April 26, 1959, to Hough and Elizabeth (Clare) Mikesell in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Teresa grew up in Knoxville and attended Knoxville schools.
She married Darl Mendenhall in 1976. They divorced after 18 years of marriage. Teresa later married Mike Miller on December 10, 1996 in Knoxville.
Teresa was a good mother and hard worker and held several different positions in area businesses. She retired from Nobbies in Des Moines.
Teresa loved spending time with her friends. She enjoyed caring for birds and absolutely loved the 4th of July and Christmas. Teresa’s family was the most important thing to her, caring for her children and grandchildren was everything to her.
Teresa is survived by her husband, Mike Miller of Knoxville, 4 children, William Mendenhall (Lisa Pierce) of Woodburn, IA; Shawna Mendenhall (Corey Osborn) of Knoxville, IA; Brandi Mendenhall (Michelle Spadin) of Knoxville, IA; and Patrick Miller of Knoxville, IA; 5 grandchildren, Taylor Mendenhall, Dee Jay Osborn, Lexi Mendenhall, Alexis Osborn, Mikey Osborn, her mother, Elizabeth Mikesell, her sister, Pati and husband Dan Daily of Knoxville, IA; and her mother-in-law, Carolyn Miller, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Liz Miller and Charlie Miller.
Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Hough, and father-in-law Bud Miller.