Gertrude Miles of Knippa passed away on December 2, 2017 in Uvalde Memorial Hospital at the age of 89. She was born on October 14, 1928 in Uvalde County to Henry Langner and Bertha Meyer Langner. She married John Elbert Miles in Crystal City on October 18, 1952. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1996. Gertrude worked for the Knippa School for 22 years before retiring in 1995. She was a lifetime member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Knippa. She loved her church family. Gertrude took her first airplane ride to Washington, D.C. as a gift from loving friends for her 80th birthday. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara McCartney and husband, Bret of Clyde, TX and Annette Loofe and husband, Jim of Ft. Worth, TX; son, Steve Miles of Knippa; two sisters, Dorothy Anton and husband, Hubert of New Braunfels and Betty Schawe and husband, John of San Marcos; brother, Larry Langner and wife, Kathy of Knippa; four grandchildren, Carrie Conner; Stephanie Allen and wife, Kim; Christina McCartney; and Jacob Boudrow; three great-grandchildren, Rylee Conner; Emma Conner; and Isabelle Turner; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Kenneth Langner. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with burial to follow in Knippa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dudley Braesicke, Michael Deans, Brian Langner, Gary Stadler, Eddie Sweeten, and Perry Reed. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Reagan and Raymond Schwarzlose.
Condolences to the Miles family and friends, Mrs. Miles was a sweet lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Miles and Kristin BraesickeFreer, TX
You will be truly missed. It was honor of being one of your students. We love you. You will new be forgotten. God Bless you
Emma and Jennifer BenavidesSan Antonio, TX
My heartfelt condolences to the family. Gertrude/Tootsie was such a sweet lady. She touched so many and will be missed.
Leigh Ann IrishNatalia, TX
Please accept our Condolences, Sympathies and Prayers for the Family and Friends of Gertrude Miles during this time of loss.
David & Jo ThompsonPrinceton, TX