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Jeanette first saw the light of day November 5, 1915, in the home of her parents, Andrew and Vanch (Glime) Miller on a farm southeast of La Porte City. She attended a one room country school through eighth grade. In her freshman year of high school she won second place in a spelling contest. Jeanette then entered the county contest held in Vinton and won first place. In her senior year of high school she won first place for shorthand. Jeanette entered the district contest for shorthand and won second place with a score of 97.25, the first place score was 97.5. She graduated from Estherville High School on June 1, 1932. Jeanette was a member of the National Honor Society and was 8th in her class of 68.

Jeanette was employed by the WPA for three years as a steno. She was then employed by and Abstract Office in Vinton for seven months as a steno. Jeanette lived for several years on the family farm on the north edge of Shellsburg. She was later employed by Collins Radio for 30 + years. Many of those years she worked as a steno and later as a secretary.

Following retirement she traveled to many places in the United States, Mackinac Island, Alaska and Prince Edward Islands, one of the world’s greatest islands and Canada’s smallest Province.

Jeanette enjoyed listening to Christian programs on the radio, working in her flower gardens, reading and baking cookies.