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Iva Marie Miller Atkinson

Iva Marie Miller Atkinson, 95, of Kirksville, formerly of Bowling Green died Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Friday at Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Visitation was from 9-10:45 a.m., Friday at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Iva was born Jan. 18, 1924 in Bowling Green, the daughter of Earl Aberdeen and Hattie Johanna Hopkins Atkinson. In 1950 she married Edward R. Miller. He preceded her in death. On May 29, 1989 she married Donald Wayne Atkinson in Edwardsville. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, David Miller and wife, Diane of Fulton; three daughters, Peggy Sandels and husband, Bill of Overland Park, Kan., Patty Dickinson and husband, Larry of Gallatin, and Penny Sparks and husband, John of Kirksville; two step-sons; three step-daughters; sister-in-law, Dorothy Atkinson of Bowling Green; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; and brothers, Dean Atkinson, Norman Atkinson, and Ralph Atkinson.
Iva was born and raised in Bowling Green and was a member of the Providence Concord Church. She taught elementary education beginning her teaching at a one-room school house, Buckner Hollow School, then moving to various locations throughout the state of Missouri; returning in 1969 to teach at Bowling Green R-I School and later retiring from Bowling Green R-I School in 1984.
Iva was a member of MSTA, NEA, CTA, Chapter 457 order of Eastern Star, Providence Concord Church and Ladies Aide and Hill and Hollow Club at Vera.
She enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles and quilting.
Pallbearers were John Sparks, Jason Sparks, Jeffrey Sparks, Patrick Dickinson, Jacob Sandels, Brian Sandels, Michael Miller, Austin Miller, and Adam Orf.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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