Dorcas Miller

Sep 8th, 1936 - Dec 13th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Dec. 18th, 2020 11am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Fri, Dec. 18th, 2020 1pm

Dorcas Miller

Marion- Dorcas R. Miller, age 84, of Marion, passed away at 2:55am on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Dorcas was born in Ina, Illinois on September 8, 1936, the daughter of Harry and Della (House) Dunbar.  She married Robert E. “Gene” Miller on July 2, 1954 in Ina. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2016. Together, they shared more than sixty-two years of marriage and wonderful memories.

Dorcas was a longtime active member First Baptist Church in Marion where she also served as a cook in the kitchen. She enjoyed sewing, yard work, and making flower arrangements. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends- especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by all those that knew and loved her.

Survivors include:

Daughter-Gina Kay Kelley of Marion

Granddaughter-Megan Dalton

Grandson-Nickolas Robert

Granddaughter-Amber Nicole Jackson Kelley

Grandson-Keagan Hale

Great grandchildren-Hailey Dalton, Brad Dalton, and Rylee Nicole Kelley

Brother-in-law-Paul W. Miller of West Frankfort

Several nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, and two brothers- William Dexter and Wendell Harry Dunbar.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 1:00pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will also be on Friday, December 18, 2020 from 11:00am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund or the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL  62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register please visit

10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Ricky Lantrip

    From: Cambria , Illinois

    Date: December 14, 2020

    Prayers of comfort and peace to you and your entire family. May God be with each and everyone of you during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Rhonda Rich

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 14, 2020

    So sorry for loss.

  • Guest: Roberta Blankenship

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 15, 2020

    My friendship with Dorcas was very special to me.
    For many years we were a part of a Monday morning breakfast. She also had a Christmas brunch at her home for a group of us friends. Many wonderful memories.

  • Guest: Judy Crawford

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: December 15, 2020

    Dorcas was such a lovely lady. She was a terrific seamstress-I always enjoyed my visits with her when I’d bring my clothes by to be altered. She will be missed so much.

    Judy Crawford

  • Guest: Howard and Iretta Stephens

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 15, 2020

    She will be missed by soooo many. Loved by everyone she came in contact with. See You later 🌹💓🌷

  • Guest: Joe Samples

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 15, 2020

    She was a wonderful loving caring lady that will be sadly missed God has got a good angel in Dorcas

  • Guest: Larry & Sandy Phipps

    From: JOHNSTON CITY, Illinois

    Date: December 17, 2020

    Prayers and condolences for the family of Dorcas as she was a fine, sweet Christian lady who has fought life’s battles with every fiber of being and the breath of God beneath her.

  • Guest: Don and Iris Miller ( Franks son)

    From: Nashville , Illinois

    Date: December 17, 2020

    I’m sorry to hear of Dorcas passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  • Guest: Kay & Gilbert Jackson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 18, 2020

    I have only known Dorcas a few years but came to know & love her. I worked with her on the bereavement committee and came to highly respect her and her devotion to our Lord and FBC. Gina and family, I am praying for God’s peace and comfort in the coming days.

  • Guest: Alan H Fox

    From: Wilmington, Illinois

    Date: December 26, 2020

    Sorry to read of Dorcas passing. She and Gene were good friends of my dad and mom — Hubert and Freda Fox. When they were alive I heard many stories told of the times they visited and how much dad and mom thought of the Millers. May God grant the family His Peace in the days to come.