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Nyoka Kay Miller Clifford

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Nyoka Kay Miller Clifford, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 2011 at her residence in Greencastle.

She was born on March 2, 1943 in Clay County. Nyoka was the daughter of Lilly Ilah (Stroub) and Fred August Miller. She married Robert E. Clifford on June 18, 1966 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1992.

She was a longtime member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge. She loved Elvis Presley, gardening, knitting, bingo and cooking. She also shared her love for cooking with the lucky patrons of both Mill Creek Inn and the Greencastle Bowling Alley.

In addition to being a fulltime mother, Nyoka enjoyed a long Avon career, during which time she received the Prestigious Abby Award several times.

Nyoka is survived by her daughters Ilah Dolly (Robert) Murphy, Bobbie Jo (Rob) Higgins and Roberta Katherine (Curtiss) Davis; son Lawrence Eugene (Richelle) Clifford; stepchildren Debra Lynn (Lee) Morgan and Robert Lyndsey (Brenda) Clifford; grandchildren Dixie Kay (Robert) Huey, Whitney LeAnn (Matt) Ray, Ariel BreAnn Higgins, Hunter Brandon Higgins, Haley K'Ann Thompson, Kirsten Leigh Davis, Larry Curtiss Davis III, Justin Norwood (Meghan) Morgan, Austin Lee Morgan, Jennifer Lynn Morgan, Melanie Lee Morgan, Ida Clifford, Robert Lyndsey Clifford, Daniel Lee Clifford and Jessica Lynn Clifford; two great-grandchildren Briar Alexis Huey and Brayson Norwood Morgan; and sister Nina Katherine (George) Burnett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters, Ruby Neoma Johnson and Nona Faye Phelps.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Curtiss Davis officiating. Interment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 26.