Deborah Dale Miller

March 03, 1958 ‒ June 11, 2015

Marengo, Ohio

Deborah Dale Miller, 57, of Marengo passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning June 11, 2015 at the Morrow County Hospital.

She was born March 3, 1958 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert and Faye (Vickers) Ayers.

She was a 1976 graduate of Westerville High School and later graduated from Columbus State in 1992.

Deborah worked for the State of Ohio with the Industrial Commission and was a member of the Marengo United Methodist Church and the Condit Crazy Quilters. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her grandkids.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 33 years Samuel; daughter Rachel (Ken) West of Cardington; mother Faye Ayers of Sunbury; grandchildren Sammie, Bradley, Jesse, McKenzie and Robert; sister Cindy (Larry) Walton of Sunbury; niece Emily (Nathan) Combs of Westerville; nephew Danny (Katie) Walton of Worthington; great nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.

The family will receive friends on Monday June 15 from 4 -7 pm at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 State Route 61, Sunbury, OH. Celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm.

Contributions in Deborah’s memory may be made to the family to go towards her grandkids college education fund; envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family and memoires may be shared by visiting

  • Rachel, Ken and family:

    We are so saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a great woman, full of love and grace. Our hearts are with you during this time. Please call if you need anything.

    Steven, Penni, Travis and Alexis

  • I am deeply saddened by this news. Please know that you are all in my prayers. May God lift you up during this most difficult time. Much love to all.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Deb was a great Woman. I learned a lot about showing Netherland Dwarfs from her when I was in 4-H. She was always willing to help teach people about rabbits whenever she could!

  • Sam we were deeply saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. I remember you all from my tenure at Marengo UMC and of course close friends of Cindy and Larry. May God bring you comfort in this season of your life.

  • Cindy and Larry:

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  • Dear Rachel, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. She was truly a beautiful person, inside and out. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Dear Cindy and Larry, We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and the rest of your family, to comfort and guide you in this time of sorrow. Rick and Dianna

  • Sam, all our prayers are going your way with the sudden passing of Deb.
    Love, Bob and Marian

  • Sam,
    Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family at this time. I will keep you in my prayers

  • I am so sorry to hear about Deb’s sudden death. My heartfelt condolences and sympathy to you Sam and your family. If you need help with anything let me know! Prayers to you and your family!

  • Cindy,
    I am so sorry to read about the loss of your sister. Our time here on earth is so precious but what awaits us in heaven will be the greates gift of all!
    Sending prayers of love & comfort for you & your family & especially your sweet mother because we all know that no parent should have to bury their child.

    Teresa Fuller Sparks & family;

  • My dear Sam, Rachel and loved ones,

    What a shock to learn of Deb’s passing. May your faith and wonderful memories of Deb sustain you during this difficult journey. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Vickie Glinski

  • My Prayers go out to Deb’s family – may the Blessings of Christ be ever near thru your difficult time – Peace of Christ be with all – Bert & Ashley Ainsworth

  • Sam and Rachael. We were shocked and saddened to learn about Deb. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Phil and Margaret

  • Sam,
    It has been a long time since I have seen you both. I always admired Deb. I am sorry for your loss. You have many friends who care for you and wish you and your family peace. Take care.
    Jennie Gates

  • Sam & Rachel,
    The shock of Deb’s death still lingers. I just can’t believe this has happened. Deb & I worked together on rabbit shows so many times and she was always willing to do anything that she could to help. We enjoyed our conversations about our grandkids and always got around to talking about them when ever we had a chance. I will truly miss her and am so sorry that I cannot be there for her Celebration of Life, but I do very little night driving anymore and that would be just a little more than I think I could handle as well as some responsibilities that keep me here at home. I will certainly be there in thought and prayer.
    Just love you both, and pray that you will find peace in the wonderful memories that you have of her.


  • To our dear friends, Cindy & Larry Walton & family, Faye Ayers, and to Sam, Rachel and family,
    We are saddened by Debbie’s death and know how deeply she will be missed. Debbie was a caring and vibrant person who blessed so many with her talents, gifts and generosity. We mourn her loss with you and we pray for all of you during this time of grieving. Our families have been life-long friends and we are comforted in knowing that Debbie is in eternity with her Lord .
    May God be ever near you and give you peace.

    Dean & Sandy Stickney

  • Faye, Cindy, and family, I am saddened to hear of your unexpected loss. I knew Debbie best as a wonderful quilter and member of Condit Crazy Quilters. I pray that you find ways to bring each other comfort during this difficult time.

  • Faye, Cindy, Sam,Rachael and family

    We will all miss Debbie. She was such a loving, fun person. We will miss her beautiful quilting and her exquisite hand work. We had such good times together. We don’t know why our dear Father took her home but she is rejocing in his present. She will be waiting for us at the Eastern Gate. May you seek comfort and peace in God’s loving arms. Love and Prayers Karen and Doug

  • Cindy and Larry,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. Know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Blessings bestowed to the entire family.

  • I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. I worked with her for many years and she was always so kind to me. We developed a friendship and stayed in touch after we retired. She was a genuinely good person and cared deeply for her family. Prayers for her family and friends.

  • Sam and Rachael,

    The news of Debbies death just blew our minds. She was a beautiful, caring person and she will be missed by all. You have our thoughts and prayers with you. I remember her being so excited to become a Grandmother.

  • Deb, the sound of your voice, laughter, your smile and wit n wisdom will be missed very much.

    Our condolences to your family and friends….

  • I was so surprised and shocked to hear of her death. I worked with her at the Industrial Commission. She would make the trip to Toledo to fix our computers. We had many talks about rabbits, and grandkids. She was so wonderful. My condolences to the family. She will be greatly missed.


  • Many, many prayers. Debbie helped so much when I had problems with the computer when we worked at the IC. She was always smiling and laughing. So glad I knew her. She will be missed.

  • Sam and Rachel,
    So sorry to hear of Deb’s passing, she was such a beautiful and caring person.
    She will be missed. May god be with you during this difficult time.
    Love you guys;
    Angie Miller