Thursday, January 20, 2011

Teresa Miller, 54, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her home in Cassville.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1956, in Merced, Calif., daughter of R.B. and Wanda Boman Smith. She and her two sisters, "The Smith Girls" owned and operated numerous restaurants in southwest Missouri, including The Wagon Wheel in Diamond, The Duck Inn and the Lindenwood Hotel in Purdy, the Donut Shop in Cassville, The Whistle Stop and the Sale Barn Café in Exeter and the Over the Hill Grill at the Cassville Golf Club. She was employed at the Roaring River Clinic in Cassville before becoming manager of Peachwood Manor where she has been for the past six years. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and attended North Point Baptist Church in Cassville. She has prepared meals for Celebrate Recovery at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Cassville for the past several months.

She married Jerry Miller on May 5, 2003, in Eureka Springs, Ark. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2005.

Survivors include: one son, Jimmy Walker and his wife, Darci, of Cassville; three granddaughters; three brothers, Frank Smith and his wife, Becky, of Cassville, Alan Smith and his wife, Sherrie, of Marshall, Ark., and Carl and Rusty Smith, both of Cassville; and two sisters, Carol Woods and her husband, Monty, of Cassville, and Lorrie Ricklefs and her husband, Randy, of Cassville.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Brother Owen Little and Rev. James Weaver officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield.

Memorials may be made to her family and entrusted to the White Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.