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Mildred Marie Miller Eller
March 21, 1923 - July 14, 2017
Mildred Marie Miller Eller, 94, Roann, died at 10:20 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Hickory Creek, Rochester.
She was born March 21, 1923, in Miami County, to Abraham H. and Nellie H. (Keppel) Miller.
Mildred was a 1941 graduate of Roann High School. She worked at the Roann Post Office 34 years, the last 11 as the postmaster, retiring in October 1992. She had served on the Roann Library Board since 1995, was the secretary of the medical and postal building in Roann, and served as vice president of the Roann Development Corporation. Mildred was a lifelong, 90-year member of the Roann United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the National Post Masters Association, the National League of Postmasters, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She volunteered at the Roann Public Library and the food pantry. Mildred enjoyed her church activities, baking, and gardening and loved her family.
She is survived by two sons, Dan (Laura) Eller, Lowell, and Dennis (Susan) Eller, Rochester; four grandchildren, Sarah (Adam) Zink, Rochester, Andrew Eller, Westerville, Ohio, Jonathan (Emily) Eller, Chicago, Ill., and Ryan Eller, Indianapolis; three great-grandsons, Brayden Zink and Camden Zink, both of Rochester, and Harvey Eller, Chicago, Ill.; her sister, Phyllis Long, Fort Wayne; and nieces and nephews Roberta (Arden) Gilmer, Florida, Barb (Randy) Swanson, Warsaw, Kathy Baker, Wabash, Sharon Harvey, South Carolina, Dottie (Jerry) Baker, La Porte, Tom (Ellen) Miller, South Carolina, Debbie (Frank) Ladd, Tennessee, and Doug (Sue) Long, Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gene and Robert Miller.
Her funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Roann United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wayne Balmer officiating. Burial will be in the Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call 2-6 p.m. Sunday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Roann United Methodist Church or the Parkinson's Foundation. The memorial guest book for Mildred may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.
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