Marlene Catherine Miller (nee Blumenstock), 84, of Granite City, formerly of Venice, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
She was born May 29, 1931, in Venice, the daughter to the late Lloyd and Mary (Richardson) Blumenstock.
On Sept. 10, 1949, she and James Francis Miller Sr. were married in Venice. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2012.
Marlene was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Gateway Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Women in Travel of Greater St. Louis, TWA Seniors Club and a lifetime member of The Venice History Committee. She will be remembered for her generous heart and time spent with her family and friends. She was lovingly referred to as Grandma, Nana and Queenie by her family and extended family.
Marlene enjoyed her career with Trans World Airlines. Upon retirement from TWA, with her ambitious spirit, she continued to share her knowledge and passion for travel as a consultant. She especially loved riverboat cruises with her husband on the Mississippi.
Survivors include children, Mary Catherine (Steven) Schwenk, Lorettte Miller, John (Cynthia) Miller and Paul Miller; daughter-in-law, Christine Miller; grandchildren, James (Kristi) Harper, Mark (Jennifer) Miller, Lauren (Blake) Shepard, Megan (Gawain) Piper, Jennifer (Brody) Robertson, Marley (Dale) Walls and Ian Miller; great-grandchildren, Jack and Claire Miller, Lukas Shepard, Edith Harper, Blair Shepard, Saer Robertson, Kaydence Piper and Flynn Robertson; sister, JoAnn Barnett; brother, Lloyd (Adelina) Blumenstock; niece, Mary Chris (Mike) Curran; nephews, Gregory (Christa) Barnett and Will Blumenstock; and many other great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James F. Miller Jr.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church with Fr. Jason Stone as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Fund or Calvary Cemetery.
Online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.