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Maybel Miller

Maybel Lorraine "Maimm" Miller (Leseberg)

October 26, 1924 - April 10, 2019
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Maybel “Maimm” Miller, 94, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. She was born October 26, 1924 to parents Frank and Marie (Krumwiede) Leseberg. Maimm was a loving mother and grandmother. She married Kenneth E. Miller on April 22, 1950 and to this union two children were born. Maimm enjoyed sewing, crafting, reading, growing flowers. She loved to be outdoors watching wildlife. She was a long-time member of Grace Lutheran Church and served as president of the ladies auxiliary of over twenty-five years. Maimm enjoyed spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; brothers: Henry, Harry, Raymond, Frank Leseberg; sisters: Ann Peters, Louise Mille, Kit Lenton, Minnie Hanson, Marie Hanson. Maimm is survived by both children: Lorraine Candell and husband Kenneth of Winchester, VA, Karen Miller and husband Alan Altmark of Endicott, NY; grandchildren: Laura Candell and companion Shawn Postlethwait, Heather Candell; sister: Helen Leseberg of West Port, CT; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial will be at Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, MO. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be made at
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Richard Tragasz

Posted at 11:07am
Maimm was a stalwart member of our church for several decades. She served in the Ladies" Auxiliary, Altar Guild, and as Assistant Treasurer. Maimm was dedicated to our church and its mission of proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Savior of all. She is sorely missed.

--The Rev. Richard Tragasz and the members of Grace Lutheran, Piedmont.

Karen Miller Posted at 10:19pm

Thank you for your kind words and kind regard for my mother.

Karen Miller Posted at 10:19pm

Thank you for your kind words and kind regard for my mother.

Karen Miller Posted at 10:19pm

Thank you for your kind words and kind regard for my mother.

Diane Leighsbergh

Posted at 02:16pm
Mabel (Maimm) Leseberg Miller

I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to all of Maimm’s family and friends.
Maimm was my mother Helen’s sister, and while growing up, my mom told me stories about their life living on a farm in Nebraska, and then after leaving the farm, their life living in an apartment on E. Gorgas Lane in Philadelphia throughout World War II, with their sister Kit and a friend Jeannie. Shortly after the war, one by one Helen, Maimm, Kit and Jeannie married and started families. Maimm’s husband continued to serve in the military after the war, and during that time, Maimm lived in several different areas of the country, until finally settling in Piedmont, Missouri.

Although my personal relationship with Maimm developed much later in her life, after her husband Ken passed away, and after her daughters left home, when I finally did get to spend time with her, as an adult, I felt I knew Maimm all my life, and her independence, strong opinions and forthrightness reinforced what I already knew to be part of her character.

A woman of few words, I remember once telling her (at length) about my mission to get some good recipes and that I was currently looking for some good and easy cookie recipes. Maimm didn’t say anything, but the next day she handed me an index card and said, “Here, they’re good and they’re easy”. It was the recipe for her NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES.

Maimm was the quintessential straight-shooter, delicately balanced with a good-hearted nature. Having said that though, Maimm’s straight-shooting was not just figurative. Living most of her married and then single-again life in rural Piedmont, Missouri, Maimm was quite proficient in the use of her trusty shotgun. Mostly used as a threat against habitual nuisances to her garden, property and home.

A funny story has immortalized Maimm’s gunplay in the family:
It seems that when Maimm was nearing 70, late one evening her daughter (living in upstate N.Y) having not been able to reach her all day, called the Piedmont police to ask for help due to her “grave concern” about the well being of her “elderly” mother.
A policeman was dispatched to Maimm’s house, only to be greeted by Maimm dressed in her usual summer casual wardrobe of “Daisy Dukes” & sleeveless blouse with the shotgun at her side. The police officer asked if she was Maimm Miller, and when convinced that indeed it was she, the officer immediately apologized for disturbing her, thinking that at best there was some sort of miscommunication, because obviously Maimm didn’t fit the description of her daughter’s grave concern. Maimm, who at a slim 5’7” was known for her “gorgeous gams”, always laughed when she told that story, adding “you should have seen the look on the officer’s face when I opened the door, and he wasn’t looking at a defenseless “elderly” woman.

I will always remember Maimm warmly, and when thinking about her I’ll always be thankful that she set an example for me and those who knew her, to be independent, forthright and straight-shooting with concern only that our hearts be good.
Her devotion to her faith in our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ was reflected one way in her worship and service at the Grace Lutheran Church in Piedmont, and in another way, in her love of nature as a testament of the word of God.

Although in her last years Maimm was unable to attend her church due to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, I know she carried in her heart her strongly held faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ that provided her with peace throughout her struggles during her end of years, as the words tell in one of the hymns Maimm surely knew “by heart”…

“Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day.
Earth’s joys grow dim, it’s glories pass way.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless.
Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.”

Despite her passing, my memory and heart will always in part carry Maimm.
In life, I pray that I too, like my Aunt Maimm, can carry the triumph of abiding with
my Lord Jesus Christ.

Diane Leighsbergh

Elizabeth Popovich-Kaplan

Posted at 11:11am
My Aunt "Maimm" was admired by many....for her beauty, her commitment to the community where she lived, and her love of wildlife. May she rest in peace. -- Bette Popovich-Kaplan (her sister Helen's daughter)

Karen Miller Posted at 10:22pm

Thanks Bette.

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