Sharon Miller, 73, of Gibson City formerly of the Piper City area peacefully passed away Thursday January 13, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A Celebration of Life is being planned for a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to ASPCA or St. Jude.
Sharon was born January 29, 1948 in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. A daughter of Alvin Leon and Creola Bessie (Reecer) Curtis. She married Allen R. “Creek” Miller on February 1, 1964 in Paxton soon after her sixteenth birthday. He passed away September 8, 2021. As in life they couldn’t live without each other and they are together again. They would have celebrated 58 years of marriage on February 1st.
She is survived by her loving children Rich (Melinda) Miller of Chesapeake, Virginia and Lora (Ryan) Royal of Gibson City. Four grandchildren Emily Miller, Anna Miller, Cale Royal and Jace Royal. Her mother Bessie Rockwell of Dwight and a brother Jerry (Carolyn) Curtis of Dwight. She was preceded in death by her father, three brothers and two sisters.
In Sharon's younger years she loved music and dancing. She and her brother Jerry enjoyed dance competitions together. For Christmas each child got one gift. Jerry and Sharon chose to combine their gifts one year and get a record player to practice their dancing.
Sharon served on the Piper City town board for many years. She held the first town car show which ended as a huge success. Sharon had a heart of gold and loved to secretly gift less fortunate kids. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, she enjoyed camping, fishing, visiting wineries and watching the Chicago Bears. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and following their activities. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.