- Local Guide
Dorothy A. Miller, 90, of Sidney, and formerly of New Knoxville, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, in Sidney.
She was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Anna (Julian) and Benjamin Katter. On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Willis H. Miller, who died on Dec. 28, 2001.
Survivors include her daughter, Karen (John) Vornholt, of Sidney; grandchildren, Wayne (Amanda) Vornholt, of Lansing, Kan., Brad (Meredith) Vornholt, of San Francisco, and Stephanie (Mark) Opitz, of Pittsburgh; great-grandchildren, Chloe Vornholt, of Lansing, Kan., and Lauren and Chris Opitz, of Pittsburgh, and her sister Betty Bushong, of Lima.
Preceding her in death was her brother Hugh Katter.
Mrs. Miller was a member of the Christian Family Fellowship of Tipp City and of the First United Church of Christ, in New Knoxville. She was a member of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. of Ohio and was active with the Sidney/Shelby Co. Blue Star Military Support Group.
She was a 1939 graduate of the former Blume High School, of Wapakoneta, and graduated from the Northwestern Business College, of Lima. She retired in 1984 from the Auglaize County Courthouse, where she had been a court reporter.During World War II she was employed at the Lima Tank Plant and she and her husband spent their years together working the land and caring for their animals on their family farm.
She was faithful to God and loved to read her Bible. She enjoyed planting and nurturing her flower gardens, and spending time with and taking pictures of her family. She was an avid letter writer and was dedicated to sending letters or cards each and every week to her family and friends.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, in New Bremen, with the Rev. Tonya Shroyer officiating. Burial is to be in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, in New Knoxville.
Calling hours are scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday.
Contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Memorial Fund or to the Wilson Home Health and Hospice.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.
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