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Diana "Susie" Miller
Monday, December 19, 2011
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|Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
28 Harding Avenue
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Diana Ruth (Susie) Miller went home to be with Jesus on December 18, 2011 at the age of 84 years. She was born on October 5, 1927 in Rose Siding, West Virginia, the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Cox) Helms. The family relocated to Jackson, Ohio, in 1938 and Susie graduated from Jackson High School in 1945. Susie married the boy-next-door, recently returned from serving in the Navy during World War II, on February 16th, 1946. Her life's work consisted of loving others; she cared for her in-laws and her mother until their deaths, while being a homemaker, wife, mother, and then later a grandmother and great grandmother. Susie loved everyone, and everyone loved her; her sparkling brown eyes and beautiful smile welcomed family and friends into her home, while she quickly whipped up an apple or cherry pie, served with a steaming cup of coffee.
In later years, Susie enjoyed sitting on her porch swing and waving at those who drove by her home on State Street. When Susie' health necessitated moving out of the State Street residence into her daughter's home along with Dean, family members were often stopped by concerned members of the community to inquire about her, saying they missed her wave and smile as they drove by. Even during her last two months stay at Heartland, in Jackson, the staff often commented on her beautiful smile and the appreciation she expressed to them as they cared for her.
Susie was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Helms, three brothers, Bill, infant Bobby, and her twin Tom Helms, two sisters, Minnie Helms and Annie Laurie Chisholm, one granddaughter, Stacey Marie Miller, and one great grandson, Owen Murphy Armstrong. She is survived by one sister, Marge Brandenberger, of Claymont, Delaware and two brothers, Patrick (Dori) Helms of Albuquerque, New Mexico and David Mack (Lou Anne) Helms of Jacksonville, North Carolina.
Susie is also survived by her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Dean S. Miller, two sons, Gregory A. (Lee) Miller of Rio Grande, Ohio and Patrick E. (Lavon) Miller of Jackson, and two daughters, Dianne (Steve) Connell of Cincinnati and Brenda K. (Richard) Armstrong of Jackson. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and their spouses and fifteen great grandchildren, many of who inherited her sparkling brown eyes and/ or beautiful smile. Also surviving are numerous nephews and nieces and their children and grandchildren.
A private viewing and service is being held at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home Wednesday, December 21, 2011 with Pastor William Goodall officiating. Burial will follow in Farimount Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com.
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