Diana L. “Dee” Miller

August 01, 1953 ‒ April 01, 2012

Marion, Ohio

Diana L. (Dee) Miller died Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Heartland of Marion following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 1, 1953, daughter of the late Josephine (Coffey) Daniels. On June 16, 1973, she married Charles (Chas) Miller, who survives. Dee graduated from Marion Catholic High School in 1971 and attended Marion Technical College. She was employed at GTE / Verizon as an Administrative Assistant for 33 years before retiring early to spend more time with her family. Following her retirement, she spent 5 years working as the Alumni Director at Marion Catholic High School. Her love of flowers and gardening led to her employment at the Marion Flower Shop for 4 years. A true matriarch by nature, Dee spent her life putting her family and home first. Her home was always open to family and friends, and her favorite activities of gardening, sitting in the swing on the patio or lying poolside in the backyard could be shared and enjoyed by all. The highlight of her life was becoming a grandmother to 3 beautiful, energetic grandchildren. With them she shared her knowledge, wisdom, love and support. A true and loyal friend, Dee will be deeply missed by her “lunch buddies.”

Dee is survived by two daughters, Makala (Lance) Shipley, Marion and Sara Nemeth, Marion, three grandchildren, Leah Josephine and Jackson Miller Shipley and Aidyn Marie Nemeth, a brother, Mark (Julie) Daniels, Allen, Texas, and a sister Karen (Doug) Long, Euclid, Ohio, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Mary Jean, Deb, Doris and Deb.

The family would like to express its gratitude to the administrative, nursing and hospice staff at Heartland of Marion for the excellent care of Dee throughout her journey.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors where parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at St Mary Church with Father Michael Nimocks officiating. A brunch will follow at the Knights of Columbus. A private memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors in her memory. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dee’s kindness will long be remembered. As members of MCHS Class of “71, our friendship actually began much earlier in summer kindergarten at Oak Street School. My heart goes out to her family and dear friends in Marion.

  • My condolences are offered to the family and friends of Dee. Ao sorry to hear of her passing.

  • So sorry to hear about Dee’s passing. I have lots of good memories of her and your family growing up. God bless her and may she rest in peace. You will all be in our prayers.

  • Makala, Lance, Leah, Jack, Sara, Aiyden and Mr. Miller, We love you and we continue to pray for you. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

  • Prayers of sympathy and support for the Daniels and Miller families. Dee will be greatly missed by many. She was a sweet individual, and I will forever miss the chats we used to have when she worked at the flower shop.

  • So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that Dee is in a better place now and her pain and suffering are over. You’re all in my prayers.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss! May you always remember the good times you shared. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • To Dee’s Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. I remember Dee as such a wonderful woman.

  • Although time will not allow us to get to Marion, please, please know how much sadness we feel for all of you. We’re sure that Dee fought her fate with all the strength she had, but now she is at rest. God bless Dee and all the rest of the family.

  • We are so sad and sorry to hear about Dee and we pray that she is resting peacefully with God and that God gives everyone the strength and comfort to get through this tough time.

  • To Chas, Karen, Mark and families,
    My sincere condolences to all of you in this time of sadness. May God grant all of you
    Rest in peace, Dee

  • My thoughts are with the family. Dee was always there in grade school and high school. Always supportive in every way. Positive influence to all. Jim Wagner MCS Class of 1970

  • Karen and family, I am so sorry to hear about Dee’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sad to hear about Dee. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dee was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be greatly missed.

  • Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Dee put up a courageous battle. God Bless.

  • Chas, Karen, Mark and family
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always have fond memories of our high school years and Dee Dee’s friendship. Her contagious smile and wonderful personality will always be remembered.

  • Chas, Karen , Mark, and Family,

    I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy! I will keep you all in my daily prayers and thoughts. I hope that you feel Dee around you now, and in your difficult hours and days ahead. I know God is with you.

  • So saddened to hear about Dee. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all in this difficult time.

  • I was saddened to read of Dee’s passing in the Marion Star. May the Lord extend His compassion, strength and love to your family in your time of lost. Keeping the family in my prayers. Sincerely in Christ, Mary Ellen Berg

  • Chaz and Family;
    We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dee was a great lady and will be greatly missed. If you need anything I am just a phone call away.

  • May the warmth of friendship and good memories help heal the cold pain of loss. Blessings to all the family.

  • So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Will you will be in my thouughts and prayers.

  • Sorry to hear about the loss of Dee. Gone way too young. Dee was always very nice and supportive. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • I am so saddened by the loss of Dee. I will always remember her warm and contagious smile and her soft humble and kind demeanor. May the passage of time allow her family and friends to reflect without sadness and ease the pain of loss.
    God bless,
    Marianne Ballas (Green)
    Toledo, Ohio

  • Chas and family, so sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. Her never ending smile will always be remembered. May God be with you all and grant Dee eternal rest