Janet Lee Bean Miller, 75, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at her residence. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014, at Anderson Funeral Homes. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials be directed to "Renovate The Roundhouse" in her name. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Janet was born in Marshalltown to Charles and Lois (Kirkendall) Bean. She graduated from Marshalltown Senior High School. She was united in marriage to G. Ward Miller on March 17th, 1959. While raising her family, Janet was a devoted volunteer, operating the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center Gift Shop with Carol Norris for 14 years and acting as President of the MMSC Auxiliary. Janet also graciously gave her time to the YMCA as a youth leader and to her church, First United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and helping lead additional youth programs.
In 1987 Janet enthusiastically entered real estate, a profession she loved for the past 27 years. An active successful agent, she earned her broker's license in 2000. Janet served as President of the MLS and served on the City Board of Adjustment. She was an active member of JU P.E.O.
While Janet's real estate career was her passion, she loved her family more. Left to miss her hugs, sparkling crystal blue eyes, and silly sense of humor, her husband, Ward, of nearly 55 years, her sons Jeffrey (Julie) Miller of Marshalltown, Andrew (Jan) Miller of West Des Moines; granddaughters Megan (Taylor) Brodie of Johnston, Iowa; Lauren Miller of Ankeny, Iowa; Jordan Miller of West Des Moines, Iowa and her brother, Daniel Bean of Parkville, MO.