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Cora Marie “Penny” Miner

Funeral Services for Cora Miner age 71 of Eagle Butte, SD were at 10:30 AM, CT on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte, SD. Father John Paul was officiating. Burial was in Eagle Butte City Cemetery under direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD.  Family and friends gathered at the 4 mile at 4 PM, MT on Friday, October 2, 2020 to process to the church for Services. Cora entered the Spirit World on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home in Eagle Butte, SD with family by her side. Oster Funeral Home is Honored to serve family of Cora Miner.

Cora Marie Miner passed away at her home on September 27th, 2020. Cora was born to Philip ‘Percy’ and Florence ‘Flossie’ Halsey, of Fort Yates, ND on December 16th, 1948.

Cora was raised and attended school in Fort Yates with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She attended and graduated from Aberdeen Business School.

Cora started work at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as a secretary and worked her way up to the Personal Director for 20+ years.

She met and married the love of her life Joseph Miner in 1973. Cora had moved to Eagle Butte to work for the Cheyenne River Head Start, while attending OLC receiving a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Cora was well known for her kindness and laughter and respected and loved member of the community.

Cora raided her 5 children Lee Marie, Thomas, Chuck, Chris, Casey and her 2 granddaughters Domonique and Florence in Fort Yates and Eagle Butte, Cora loved spending time with her 23 grandbabies and 9 great-grandbabies. She is survived by her husband Joseph Miner, sister Laura (Dewey) Austin of Mobridge, SD, and brother Joseph Halsey of Dallas, TX.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, her twin sister Flora, her brothers Thomas, Philip, Larry and her daughter Lee Marie, granddaughter Florence, and one of her students Lennox.

CASKETBEARERS : Woodrow Star III, Thomas Delong, Chuck Miner, Cris Miner, Casey Miner, Joseph Walking Elk, Chance Halsey, Woodrow ‘Sonny’ Start IV

HONORARY BEARERS: Colette Walking Elk, Joseph Walking Elk, Philip Walking Elk, Halsey Walking Elk, Mary Lou Azure, Doris Wolfe, Betsy Ducheneaux, Ally LeDue and boys, Ann Valandra, Laura (Dewey) Austin and Family, Chris Smart, Casey Smart, Taylor Smart, Julianne Smart, Jayce Kelly, Jayde Kelly, Josie Kelly, Jeffery Kelly, Jarrett Kelly, Jeff Kelly, Jake Eagle, Sydalee Eagle, Lynette Miner, Taylor Star, Sonny Star, Katelynn Demery, Chance Halsey, Tyra Halsey, Ian Halsey, Domonique Miner, Melissa (Marlon) Mason, David Rucks, Ty Delong, Jordan Delong, Thomas (Dana) Delong and Family, Isabella Knife, Sargent in the Army, Cora, Joe’s Granddaughter, and Cheyenne River Head Start Staff and students, her nurses. We apologize if we forgotten anyone.

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