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“Steve:Patty was a ray of sunshine who will be missed by all.Blessings. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Tom Blaising - South Haven, WY

“I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear one. May the power of prayer send you comfort. 1 Peter 5:6,7 ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Meredith

“I am sorry for your loss. Patty was always kind to me and I know she meant a lot to her family and friends. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Brandi Sharpsteen - Battle Creek, MI

“Patty will be missed as she has been a part of so many lives for so many years. Her smile always lit up a room. She will always remain in our...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Stephen and Rhonda Newman - Homer, MI

“To the Miller family, on behalf of the Oliver family, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy, in the passing of Patty.Patty was a happy and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Nina (Ramos) Oliver - MI

“Goodbye, my sweet childhood playmate. We had fun playing 'house' on 345 McKinley many years ago. Your smile will remain on my heart, Patty. Rest in...Read More »

“Our deepest sympathy to the Miller family. By all accounts, Patty fought a courageous battle with grace and dignity. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Morris - Battle Creek, MI

“My sincere sympathis to all of you. I know how difficult it is to loose sibling! Thoughts and prayers to you all! So many great memories havining...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Allen - Traverse city, MI

“Patty was a good person and always upbeat.We were blessed to have known her.Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve and the family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Marv Ratner - Battle Creek, MI

10 of 17 | Posted by: Marv Ratner - Battle Creek, MI

“I have so many fond memories of our childhood. I will miss Patty's spirit,as bright as her red hair, her laugh so full of gusto,but most of all her...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jeanne Young - Chapel Hill, NC

“Steve, Beth & BenWe are so sorry for your family's loss. We will dearly miss Patty. I am so glad that I had her for my friend & that I have ...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Diana & Fred Whitmire - MI

“May each of you find knowing that Patty has received her reward....eternal LIFE!!You will be missed, and will not be forgotten!! Talk...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: John Heil - Kankakee, IL

“May each of you find knowing that Patty has received her reward....eternal LIFE!!You will be missed, and will not be forgotten!! Talk...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: John Heil - Kankakee, IL

“I am so terribly sorry. She fought so hard and was dignified and sweet and kind throughout all of her own hardships. I know your family has...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa McNiff - Marshall, MI

“Prayers and distant memories of what I have to remember Patty by. She was special. May the love of family and friends help you during these difficult...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Bokhart - Friend

“Steve and family.....Jim and I are so very sorry to hear of Patty's passing. She fought courageously the past few years. Patty always had a smile. ...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Cindy Fish - Marshall, MI

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Patricia Ruth (Steffee) Miller died Monday, July 9, 2018 at the University of Michigan Medical Hospital.

She was born July 13, 1953 to Donald Keith Steffee and Marian (Clover) Steffee and lived in Battle Creek. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School ('71) and attended Kellogg Community College.

She worked as an administrative assistant for the Fort Custer Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Hirsch and Hirsch law firm, the 10th District Court Probation Department, Stetler Vanderveer Realtors, the Michigan Air National Guard and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

In 1975 she married Stephen B. Miller of Battle Creek and had two children, Benjamin A. Miller and Elizabeth A. (Jessie) Read. She had two grandchildren, Emma and Abby Read.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a beloved nephew, Jacob Steffee and an infant nephew, Donald Steffee.

She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, and by her siblings Ann (Richard) White, Don (Barb) Steffee, Ellen (Brad) Portis and David (Leslie) Steffee. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Roger) Rossman and Eileen (Randy) Poole and 15 nieces and nephews.

She loved life in general, but particularly loved all of her extended family as they loved her. As long as they live, her memory will not be forgotten.

A memorial service to celebrate Patty's life will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network,

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