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Diane Katsinas Pelafos Miller

June 2, 1935 -
August 2, 2022

Diane Katsinas Pelafos Miller passed away on August 2, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital.  She was born in Urbana on June 2, 1935, a daughter of Ethel and John Katsinas.

She graduated from Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin, attended Northwestern University and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree…read more

Diane Katsinas Pelafos Miller passed away on August 2, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital.  She was born in Urbana on June 2, 1935, a daughter of Ethel and John Katsinas.

She graduated from Kemper Hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin, attended Northwestern University and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Speech Therapy in 1957.  She married Peter J. “Tyke” Pelafos in 1958 in Springfield, IL.  He passed away in 1975.  She later married George S. Miller who survives.  They enjoyed 45 wonderful years together.

Diane was active in many local organizations.  The PTA, Friends of the Champaign Public Library, the Carle Auxiliary, the Girl Scouts and the Krannert Art Museum Council.  She was a Life Member of the U of I Foundation Alumni Association, was a Deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign and a longtime member of the Champaign Country Club.  She was an avid Illini basketball and football fan.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 AM, Friday August 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign with a luncheon to follow at the Champaign Country Club.

She is survived by her husband George of Champaign, daughter Kari Pelafos of Champaign, son Mark (Diane) Pelafos of Champaign, stepson Stephen (Connie) of Champaign, and stepdaughter Susan (Gregory) of Lake Forest.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bradley Miller (Victoria) of Naperville, Christopher Miller of Chicago, Geoffrey Heiser of Chicago, Jonathan Heiser of Chicago, Emilee Miller of Chicago, Allie Pelafos of Nashville TN, John Pelafos of Champaign and two great grandchildren, Ava Santiago and Shia Miller of Naperville.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents Ethel and John Katsinas, sister Anastasia “Babe” Kerasotes, brothers Chris and Alexis Katsinas, and stepson David L. Miller.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Avenue Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143 in honor of Diane K. Miller.

Condolences may be offered at morganmemorialhome.com.

 

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Date: Friday, August 12, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

First Presbyterian Church

Address:

302 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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