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home : obituaries : obituaries May 2, 2016

8/20/2013 8:00:00 AM
Betty L. Miller
Sept. 18, 1933 - Aug. 18, 2013

Betty L. Miller, 79, Akron, passed away at 6 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.

She was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Kosciusko County, to parents O.C. and Dora (Craft) Howard.

She married Dale L. 'Butch' Miller on Oct. 19, 1950, in Rochester. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2006.

She was a homemaker and also was a teacher at the Akron United Methodist Church Preschool. She also volunteered with the Akron Head Start.

She attended Rochester High School. Betty was a member of the Athens United Methodist Church, where she was in charge of the nursery for many years. She loved working with and caring for children. Betty was an amazing seamstress, as well as a farmer's wife that could handle most any chore.

Survivors include three daughters, Brenda G. Miller, Akron, Sherri L. and husband Jeff Secrist, Rochester, and Lori M. and husband Steven Stiffler, Akron; one son, Brandon H. and wife Deb Miller, Akron; nine grandchildren, Scott, Ryan and wife Kayla, Kevan and Kyle Secrist, Jenny, Jessica and Jaclyn Stiffler and Allison and Greg Miller; two sisters, Thelma and husband James Rudd, Rochester, and Eileen and husband John Davis, Rochester; and three brothers, Carl Howard, Macy, Paul and wife Phyllis Howard, Rochester, and Harold Howard, Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale L. 'Butch' Miller; sister, Finettie Rudd; and brother, Junior Bailey.

Funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Michael McFarland officiating.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Athens Cemetery, Athens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church.

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