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Gertrude Miles
October 14, 1928  -  December 2, 2017


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.

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