E. Loretta Miller-Roberts, 69, Moran, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her home. Loretta was born on Aug. 10, 1944, to Leslie S. Perkins and Helen M (Patrick) Perkins in Iola.
Loretta and her family moved to the Moran area after the flood of 1951. Prior to the flood they had lived in the Geneva/Iola area. She attended grade school in Iola and Moran, graduating from Moran High School in 1962. Loretta was a long-time resident of Moran and the Allen County area. She obtained her EMT certification in 1979 and was employed by the City of Moran for 26 years. She was an EMT I on the Moran Ambulance, Unit 34, until she retired in 2005. She was dedicated to her community and often worked on call seven days a week to help support her family.
After graduation, she married Arnold E. Miller, Sr. on June 3, 1962; they later divorced. Born to this marriage were three sons and one daughter.
On July 15, 1999, she married Lee Roberts at the Christian Church in Moran.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Helen Perkins; daughter, Collette Miller, who passed away at birth; brother, Larry; her sister, Roberta, who also passed away at birth.
Loretta is survived by her husband Lee Roberts; her children Arnold Miller, Jr. and wife Beth, Pomona, Bryan Miller and wife Tina, Colony, and Craig Miller and wife Paula, Moran. She had five grandchildren, Derrick Miller, Stacy Miller-Clark, Byran Miller, Cheyanne Miller, and Clayton Miller; two great-granddaughters, Zoey and MaciMae; two great-grandsons, Charlie and Lincoln; two step-children and four step-grandchildren, Jerry Roberts and his companion Nancy Wilson; Hettie Diane Wilson and husband Irvin, their children, Sydney and Sadie Houk, Rylee and Randy Wilson, all of Humboldt.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Moran. Burial will follow in Moran Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in Moran.
Condolences to the family may be sent at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
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