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Clara B. Miles

September 26, 1916 — May 23, 2014

Clara Miles, 97 of Chappell, Nebraska entered her eternal rest on Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014 at the Miller Memorial Care Center in Chappell.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, May 30, 2014 in the Chappell United Methodist Church with Pastor Ezekiel Koech officiating. Burial will follow in the Chappell Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Chappell with the family present from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Memorials have been established to the United Methodist Church, the Miller Memorial Care Center, the Chappell Senior Center or the Sidney Regional Medical Center Hospice.

Clara was born in Logan County, Colorado on September 26, 1916 to her parents Rose and Joe Hornicek. They later moved to a farm south of Sunol where she attended country school. She was the oldest of four siblings; three sisters: Viola, Grace and Gladys and one brother Loyal. Her main duties as a young girl was helping in the house, but at times would help with chores and shocking grain. Clara was also a great bedtime story teller for her siblings and liked to draw.

For entertainment they attended barn dances where she met Donald Miles. They were married April 12, 1936. They lived in Julesburg, CO for a short time and then moved to Chappell where they raised their two children; Marvin and Rosann. They attended community dances at Krueger Lake, enjoyed square dancing (Don was a caller) and enjoyed bowling and card parties. She also belonged to several card clubs and lodges.

She was a member of the Chappell United Methodist Church since 1936 where she taught Sunday school for 12 years. She was the bookkeeper for Don’s Skelly Station business, plus was a seamstress for many years for the clothing stores in Chappell and the many people in the surrounding area. She was a Girl Scout leader for two years.

Clara loved her home across from the swimming pool park. She loved watching the many activities at the park, watching the kids go to and from the high school and watching and listening to the marching band practice.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed.

Clara’s surviving family include her son Marvin Miles and wife Katherine of Julesburg, CO, daughter Rosann Suckow and husband Virgil of Stewartville, MN; her sister Gladys Roberts of Nuwulm, MN; her brother Loyal Hornicek and wife Mary of Chappell, NE; grandchildren: Natalie Meier, Deborah Mattson, Julie Stender (Dave), Andrea Bakken (Steve) and Kenneth Salchow, Jr. (Jeannine); step-grandchildren: Janene Randall, and Jereme Suckow; 20 Great-grandchildren and 3 Great, great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and sisters Viola Zimola and Grace Cruise.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Chappell is serving the Miles family.
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