August 09, 1938 ‒ December 13, 2012
Pickerington, formerly of Morrow County, Ohio
Dixie Miller, age 74, of Pickerington and formerly of Morrow County, died Thursday evening, December 13, 2012, at the Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.
On August 9, 1938, Dixie was born in Morrow County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Jay and Ruth Irene (Smith) Miller. She graduated from Johnsville High School in the Class of 1956.
Dixie began her career working as a secretary in the Johnsville school system. She next worked for Galion Iron Works. She then took a job with the U.S. Government, first working in Galion then at the Defense Supply Center in Columbus with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. She was sent all over the U.S. with her job and even spent significant time working in Germany. She retired from there in 1999.
In her spare time, Dixie enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre. She also liked shopping and listening to music, her favorite artist being Johnny Mathis. She would always find time to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes football and basketball teams. She was also a lover of cats and dogs.
Dixie will be dearly missed by her sisters: Maxine (Ray) Brown of Lexington and Virginia (Bob) Jourdan of Olathe, KS; a niece, Beth (Rick) Dillon of Lenexa, KS; two nephews: Ed (Vickie) Brown and Gary Brown, both of Lexington; numerous great nephews; and a special friend who was like the daughter she never had, Toni (Rick) Thompson of Columbus.
In addition to her parents, Dixie was preceded in death by her sister, Betty June McCreary.
Dixie’s family will greet friends from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services celebrating her life will be held there immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ray Linn officiating. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to any Humane Society of the donor’s choice.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is honored to have been chosen to serve Dixie’s family and your private condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.