Jody Diane Seigel Miller

Jody Diane Seigel Miller, died February 26, 2014 at age 59  in her home in High Ridge, Mo. A memorial service will be held at Congregation Shaare Emeth on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm with Rabbi James M. Bennett officiating. The family will be receiving loved ones and friends at the home of Harriet Abatgis immediately following the service. Jody was born in St. Louis to Harriet Abatgis (Nee Birnbaum, Seigel) and Charles Alan Seigel on June 9th, 1954. She went to high school at Ladue High School and graduated in 1972. She went on to earn a degree as a Registered Nurse from Meramec College. She was a RN for 23 years and worked in ER, trauma, and triage.   She raised two children and eventually owned her own farm in Steelville, MO. She was a beautiful independent spirit who loved animals, enjoyed horseback riding, reading, walking, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Jody is preceded in death by her beloved fathers, Charles Alan Seigel (Gwynne); and Spiro Abatgis. Jody Diane Seigel Miller, wife of Richard L. Miller, is survived by her loving mother Harriet Abatgis (The Late Spiro Abatgis); former husband Robert J. Bonskowski; sister Terrye Seigel and brother Chip Seigel.  She was the adored and beloved mother of son Benjamin Joseph Bonskowski (Mindi); daughter Jessica Dianne Bonskowski (Josh); and three granddaughters Madeline Loren, Olivia Louise, and Elliette Dianne. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Open Door Animal Sanctuary, 6065 Duda Rd, House Springs, MO 63051. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to SSM Hospice and St. Clare Hospital (Dr. Ilia Sumoza) for their support in her final days. Please visit for more information. Berger Memorial