Lori Anne Miller

August 10, 1974 ‒ April 01, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: “A beautiful person with a beautiful soul” is only one way to describe Lori. Her contagious smile and vibrant personality is what set her apart from any other. She was loved by so many and will be greatly missed by all.

Lori Anne Miller passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in her Mansfield home. She was 42.

She was born August 10, 1974 to her mother Vickie Miller in Arlington Heights, IL. After Lori graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1992, she went on to fine tune her skills in sales. She had a variety of jobs all in the sales field and had most recently been working in the Advertising Department at the Mansfield News Journal.

Lori had a way of lighting up the room when she would enter; she was truly a ray of sunshine. Not only was she the life of the party but she was always there and cared for others in need.  Her animated stories and smile would make anyone feel special.

Above all, Lori cherished her daughter Delaney and her life revolved around her and her activities. She could also be called a “fashionista”. She considered herself to be very stylish and loved to go shopping whenever possible.

She is survived by her daughter Delaney Anne Miller; parents James and Vickie Miller-West; grandmother Carol Miller; sisters Tracy Melchior, Rachel VanMeter, and Joanne Potter; close cousin Randy Miller; niece Hannah Curren, along with other nieces and nephews; her special friends “the Betty’s” Julie and Tara and special friend Tracy; and numerous other good friends…. You know who you are!

She was preceded in death by her grandfather Earl W. Miller.

Lori’s family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a service to follow at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please give contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Vickie Miller-West for funeral expenses and a fund for Lori’s daughter Delaney. Bring or send to the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lori’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • She truly was one to light up a room. He smile was contagious. My prayers go out to all who new and loved her. May you find peace.

  • I’m still at a loss for words…My heart aches for Delaney and the rest of the Family…Lori was one of a kind and she will be missed very much…Keep that smile bright and that amazing laugh loud and I’ll See ya on the other side girlfriend..

  • Miller will FOREVER have such a special place in my heart! She was thee friend everyone wanted and for that I’m so thankful she was in my life!!! Lori knew just how to make me smile on my worst days for which I’m already missing! Until we meet again my friend..my sissy….REST IN HEAVEN ❤❤❤

  • Hard to here this about you, I know how you felt about Delaney!!! You will be missed by many. I’m sure you are still smiling down.rip my friend

  • My heart and prayers are with all who are family and friends to Lori. I thank God that I had the privledge to have ever met her and experience her amazing smile along with her angelic ora. She had such an amazing light around her everytime she walked into a room. God bless her beautiful baby girl. God brought home an angel and left another angel here to carry on her memory. R.I.H Lori. You are truely loved and missed.

  • I am truly at a loss for words, which is unusual for those who know me. Lori was a PHENOMENAL woman. I would have never dreamt our friendship would have blossomed over the years under the circumstances we met, but it did, and for the I am eternally grateful.
    Funny how ironic life is… Lori & I met on Park Avenue in our early teen years while she was working at Pharmor, and the last place I saw and talked with her was about a month ago at Hobby Lobby, on Park Avenue just next door where we met.
    I love you Lori and will always remember your smile, your laugh and your bubbly personality. My heart is completely broken for Delaney, but I know you’ll watch her like a hawk.
    Until we meet again…

    Love and prayers,

  • Carol, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Granddaughter. Sending prayers

  • My heart is so saddened by this news. I worked with Lori at Embarq and trained her on her job. She was such a delight to be around and was laughing all the time. She had a beautiful heart and smile. She was very charming and witty…..I just loved her and enjoyed being around her. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to Delaney and all her family. GOD Bless and may the memories and good times with Lori comfort your hearts.

  • Lori was a bright star that made everyone feel special! Praying for her family especially Delaney.

  • Words cannot express the sympathy and heartache i feel for Delaney and her family, Lori had a beautiful smile, and personality to match, we lost touch after i retired from Verizon, which saddens me, Rest peacefully my dear friend. Heaven gained a beautiful angel. R.I.P

  • Lori, you were such a wonderful, beautiful person and friend. You were often there for me when I was down and didn’t feel well. I will never forget the last conversation we had. Until we meet again. <3 Love, Laura Rickert

  • Though we hadn’t seen each other in over a decade I still feel the effect of your absence. Daily banters and sharing on Facebook kept us in touch across time. Dearest Delaney I pray that you carry on your Mothers sense of humor and smile. God Bless You and Keep You,

  • Lori really was such a fun person to be around! I only had the chance to spend a few times with her but each time was great and she always kept me laughing! She gave me my first dose of Lularoe clothing (which she loved). She will be truly missed!! <3

  • Rachel, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • My heart aches for all my family in Ohio. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. My God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Love to all, Francine and Bob

  • Words cannot express the sadness Lori’s passing brings to all that knew and loved her. I have so many fond memories of our summer visits together as kids and teens. What a wonderful person with an infectious smile and personality. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Apryl Sparr (and family)

  • My sweet friend and sister, I still cannot comprehend that you’re really gone. Your smile, your laugh, your radiant and big shining personality is still so vivid in my mind. How can it be that all we have left are sweet memories? I know many, including myself, are devestated and deeply saddened that such a powerful, loving, gentle, giving, caring and kind life force has been taken so suddenly and far too soon. You’re beautiful legacy will live on in your finest accomplishment, Delaney Anne. You were such a wonderful mother, friend, sister, and all around phenomenal human being- and I know you’ve imparted all of those traits on to your sweet girl- I’ve seen it firsthand. I’m thankful there is a big piece of you still left here to carry on – on your behalf. I wish I could have one more phone call, hear one more laugh, and have one more hug- you have imparted a bigger vacancy than words could describe on every heart in every person you ever came in contact with- that’s for sure. You are so loved and missed more than you could even imagine. I don’t think I can bring myself to say goodbye, so, until we meet again sister- I love you so much!

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May God give you the peace at this time that only he can give.

  • Our hearts are aching for your loss – and we are lifting you all up in prayer. May God give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  • My heart goes out to your lovely Delaney and your family. You will be missed, Lori, by many. We met under weird circumstances yet we remained friends. You supported my son in his college fund raiser and had never met him. That’s the kind of giving heart you had. God bless you and your family. RIP pretty lady ❤

  • I always loved Lori’s smile. It could light up a room. Praying for the family and especially Delaney.

  • I was fortunate enough to meet Lori one summer 10 years ago and to this day I have never met anyone with such a bright smile and joy for life. I was so overjoyed when I found out she had a precious daughter and I followed Lori over the years through photos and knew she was the best mom to Delaney. I pray God can bring her family peace and comfort. May God Bless you all.

  • I have known Lori since I was 17.. I never had a dull moment with her.. she always made me laugh and smile.. the stories we would share when we would get together will stay with me forever.. I won’t ever be able to pass by a Hot guy and not think of you Lori.. Keep my seat warm up there.. I love you…

  • With my deepest sympathy. Lori was such a caring young lady with a heart of gold.
    I can only imagine all the wonderful memories you will treasure and exchange with one another. Such a blessing to have known her.

  • So very sorry Tracy and family for your loss. There are no words to to ease your pain during this times. May your memories help with your aching hearts. God Bless.
    Donna Mowry

  • Still, I can’t wrap my head around the idea that I can’t call you up just to talk. We had so many great memories together, SO many laughs! I helped get you in your brand-new 2016 Ford Escape Titanium, which you decided out of the blue THAT day you’d buy! Your spontaneity, crazy stories, and infectious laugh will always be how I remember you. My mentor, best friend, work/other mom, you’re going to be missed forever and never forgotten! <3

  • The Dash
    by Linda Ellis

    I read of a man who stood to speak
    At the funeral of a friend

    He referred to the dates on her tombstone
    From the beginning to the end

    He noted that first came her date of her birth
    And spoke the following date with tears,

    But he said what mattered most of all
    Was the dash between those years

    For that dash represents all the time
    That she spent alive on earth.

    And now only those who loved her
    Know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not how much we own;
    The cars, the house, the cash,

    What matters is how we live and love
    And how we spend our dash.

    So think about this long and hard.
    Are there things you’d like to change?

    For you never know how much time is left,
    That can still be rearranged.

    If we could just slow down enough
    To consider what’s true and real

    And always try to understand
    The way other people feel.

    And be less quick to anger,
    And show appreciation more

    And love the people in our lives
    Like we’ve never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect,
    And more often wear a smile

    Remembering that this special dash
    Might only last a little while.

    So, when your eulogy is being read
    With your life’s actions to rehash

    Would you be proud of the things they say
    About how you spent your dash?

    With all my love,

    Tim Sneath

  • She always had a smile. I remember the visits when Aunt Vickie, Tracy and Lori would come to stay with us when we were kids I always wanted them to stay longer so that Lori and I could be together longer. I remeber her and I chasing each other all over the house driving our moms crazy it was so much fun when we would get totgether. You will be so truly missed.

    Love, Shelly

  • I’m still shocked and sad that we lost Lori so unexpectedly. Especially sorry that Delaney lost her mother. Lori was so proud of Delaney and loved her dearly and they both deserved many more years together, as we all did. Lori was a good friend and always so bubbly. I’ll miss her so much. My heart goes out to all her family and friends. Love and miss you, Lori!

  • That bright friendly smile will long be remembered as well as the time we spent together. Sadly missed, our Thoughts and Prayers goes out to all our Ohio family.