Annabel Ruth Miller

April 01, 1925 ‒ April 06, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Known to many as “Grandma”, Annabel Miller was a loving grandmother, but her authenticity and gentleness made her an even lovelier person. Sacrificial and hardworking, Annabel’s family always came first.

Fighting the good fight, she has kept her faith and finished her race. Annabel Ruth Miller, 89, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday morning, April 6, 2014 in Oak Grove Manor.

The daughter of Joseph and Leona (Rinehart) Rader, Annabel was born April 1, 1925 and graduated from Lexington High School in 1943.

Two years later she married Henry Miller on August, 25, 1945.

Whatever the task, Annabel diligently worked to assist Henry in supporting the family. Cleaning, ironing and baking, Annabel made sure her family was provided for. A talented baker, Annabel baked and decorated cakes for weddings, graduation parties and family get-togethers. Always thinking of ways to encourage friends and family, she enjoyed writing letters and sending cards.

Annabel worked for Westinghouse, Big Lex Pizza, and retired as a cook for Lexington Schools in 1979.

A faithful believer, one of Annabel’s greatest achievements was traveling to the Holy Land in 1993. She was a member of Steam Corners UMC, United Methodist Women, and recently attended Faith UMC.

She is survived by her children Neil Miller, Kevin Miller, and Mariann (Fred) McFarland all of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; great grandsons Luke and Matthew Davis; brother Rev. Charles (Virginia) Rader of Johnstown, in-laws Miriam Rader of Arizona, Sandra Rader of Lexington, and Martha Miller and Toni Zehe both of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends from Dayspring where Annabel had been living for the past 6 years.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Henry Miller; siblings Vera Greenawalt, and Lester, Chester, and Harold Rader.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 4-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Calling hours will continue at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10-11 am where funeral services will begin 11 am. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to Steam Corners UMC may be made at the funeral home.

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