Elsie J. Miller

July 16, 1928 ‒ February 06, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Elsie Jane Miller, age 88, of Marion, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at her home.  Elsie was born in La Rue, Ohio on July 16, 1928 to the late Ira Dale and Edith Rose (Kennedy) Derringer.  Elsie graduated from La Rue High School in the class of 1946 and three years later married John Jr. Miller on July 1, 1949.  Elsie held many jobs over the years; she worked for Fulfillment Corporation of America, The Marion Glass Company and was a housekeeper for local motels.

Elsie was a loving person always putting others first, never saying an unkind word.  She loved to spend time with her family and taught her children how to sew.  She made herself and children many clothes, P.J.’s, sundresses and costumes.  She was an incredible crafter and could needlepoint and embroider with the best.  In younger years, she enjoyed bowling with her husband, John; together they won many tournaments.

Elsie is survived by husband, John; children, Ronald Wesley Miller, Karen Marie (Charles) Mullins, Richard Allen (Nancy) Miller, Keith Eugene Miller, Cathryn Ann (Miller)Reams, Mary Jane (Timothy) Boyle; grandchildren, Ronald Miller Jr., Charles Mullins, Christopher Mullins, Joseph Mullins, Daniel Mullins, Carrie Millisor, Daniel Millisor, Michael Miller, Miranda McClanahan, Tiffany Wu, Nichole Seigfried, Amber Blair, Jason Miller, Janelle Miller, Elizabeth Boyle, Melanie Boyle; 21 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren, and sister, Marilyn Surber.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, son, John Roger Miller; brothers, John, Carlos, and Byron Derringer; and sisters, Norma Jean, Glenna and Bertha.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 1 until 3 pm at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel with a 3 pm funeral service with Pastor Therese Lehman officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in Elsie’s honor to The American Cancer Society.

The Miller family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Kindred at Home, Home Health Care, Heartland Nursing and Rehabilitation of Marion, Heartland Hospice and Doctor Bob Singh for the love and care they gave to our mom and wife.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Elsie’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Ron,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. If you need anything at all please do not hesitate to ask.

    Olin Good

  • So sorry for your loss. You were very fortunate to have her as long as you did. Prayers for you and your family .

    Sharon Burris

  • Mary, sorry to hear that your mom passed. She blessed you dearly with her love of crafts. Hold on tight to those memories in the coming days. We will be thinking of you. Joyce and Larry Howard

  • Mary, you are in our thoughts and prayers. It sounds as though you have a lot of your mom’s talents. May she rest in peace. We love you.
    Debby and Bobby

  • Mary,
    I know the feeling and can feel your pain. There aren’t any words of comfort right now, but our God never leaves us and He is the one that will wrap His loving arms around you and wipe away your tears. Prayer go up for you and your family.

    Stella Reynolds

  • Karen and family,
    Our deepest sympathy on your mother’s death. It is so hard to lose a mother.
    Praying for God’s comfort and strength. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength.”

  • Dear Miller family,
    May God bless and keep you all during this difficult time.
    So sorry for your loss.

  • Elsie was a wonderful woman,she was second mom to me when I was growing up & even later in life,We use to watch our daily soap operas & try to guess what was coming next.She played a lot cards with Cathy,Mary & Me we had blast,If I remember right My mom & her played some scrabble. She always was reading a book.
    RIP To My Second Mom

  • Cathy, I am so sad for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Many hugs to you my friend.
    Elizabeth Knack