Stolen tombstone finally returns to its resting place

Ila Mae Miller’s original tombstone has been returned to her Alvord Cemetery grave site after a long search. Miller was the only girl in a family full of boys, passing away just shy of her eighth birthday on Jan. 16, 1919. The original tombstone, believed to have been stolen, sat in the evidence room of the old Montague County jail. For decades multiple people searched for her family, until her niece, Jeanette Findley was located earlier this year. The family picked up the stone in June, and were featured in The Bowie News. The family decided to return the stone to the foot of her grave where she is laid to rest next to her parents at Alvord. (courtesy photo)