Naomi J. Miller

January 16, 1934 ‒ August 18, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Naomi J. Miller, age 85, of Fredericktown, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home & Health Care Center in Mount Vernon after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Naomi was born on January 16, 1934 in Middlebourne, WV to the late Rolley and Arizona (Smith) Summers. Naomi married James “Russell” Miller on September 5, 1953. Russell preceded her in death on May 27, 2015.

Naomi was a former employee of and retired from Dana Corporation in Fredericktown. She was known for her impeccable housekeeping skills, being a fantastic cook and for her willingness to put others first before herself always.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa (Greg) Bemiller of Mount Vernon and Peggy Miller of Hermitage, TN; her granddaughter, Heather (Ashley) Robinson of Westerville; two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Gavin of Westerville; one sister, Nellie Elliott of Danville; two brothers-in-law, Larry (Julie) Miller of West Sunbury, PA and John Davis of Dublin, OH; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Naomi was preceded in death by seven brothers and five sisters.

Per Naomi’s wishes, the family will observe a private graveside service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2131 Park Ave. West, Ontario, OH 44906; or to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Road, #3, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050.

Naomi’s daughters would like to thank the nurses, aides, chefs and housekeeping staff in the Jasmine Neighborhood at the Ohio Eastern Star Home for the wonderful care and compassion they provided to Naomi for the past several years. Also, a very special thank you to the staff of Kindred Hospice, especially Sharon Probst and Melissa Bradshaw, for their expertise in fulfilling Naomi’s every need during her end-of-life journey and for supporting her daughters every step of the way.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Naomi J. Miller.


  • Teresa, Peggy, and all other family members. Your Mother was a beautiful lady. I remember her from the Fredericktown Community and, more recently, from my visits to my family member in The Jasmine Neighborhood at OES. I loved her smile, and I saw her nearly every time I visited, and we seemed to have a special connection. I always looked for her and enjoyed seeing her. I will really miss seeing her, and I know she has now found the peace she has been seeking. Many prayers have been said for her and now my thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God bless all of you!

  • Teresa and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you and yours and be very near as you say farewell to one so dear.
    Love and prayers

  • Teresa and family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your Mother. I know you took great care of her and will miss seeing her. But you will see her again one day.
    Sending prayers for all of you at this time.
    Your friend, Gerri

  • Teresa & Peggy: I so sorry for your mother’s passing, yet, after such a long illness, am grateful for her release into peace.
    Oh how I cherish the laughter, jokes, playful exchanges, and big smile your mom shared!
    May these be days of comfort, stories, hugs, and tender care to your hearts.
    Kim Coffing

    • Kim, you were such a big part of our lives ever since we were little girls. Mom loved your whole family and you were one of her favorites. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Peggy – our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. -Jody Beaverson and your friends at Change Healthcare

    • Thank you, Jody and all my friends at CHC. Your support and compassion have meant the world to me through this very difficult time.

  • Dear Teresa, Peggy, and Families, I was saddened to read about Naomi’s passing. She will be fondly remembered by all who had the opportunity to know her . Her smile was infectious and she was just a neat lady. Sending you all, my deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Peggy and Teresa and families, so sorry for the passing of your loved one. Many blessings and prayers at this time of sorrow.

  • Teresa, so sorry you have lost your mother. I just saw her last week while we were there visiting Jean. I know Jean will miss her. My heart goes out to you and your family. (Heather, Peggy, and Greg).

    Our sympathy and love

  • Grease and Peggy And the family so sorry to here of the passing of your Beautiful and loving Mother She and I had a lot of good times together I will never forget her. And she dearly loved you girls and your Father God Bless you all ❤️🙏❤️

  • Teresa and Peggy And the family so sorry to here of the passing of your Beautiful and loving Mother We had a lot of good times together I will never forget her. And she dearly loved you girls and your Father Your in my thoughts and prayer God Bless ❤️🙏❤️

    • Mom loved you so much, Karen. You were one of her best friends and she often shared with us the good times you had together. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Peggy & Teresa,
    Sending sincere sympathy to you girls. Your mother was a beautiful lady, always smiling & having fun at work. So very sorry she was ill so long, but remember all the good times. Nobody can take away your memories.
    Gert & Dan Hines

    • Thank you, Gert & Dannie. You were great neighbors to mom and dad. They watched your kids grow up and both always thought of your entire family fondly.

  • My sympathy to your family. Your Mother was a beautiful lady. My mom spoke of her often.

    • GiGi, I remember you as a little girl. Mom and Bonnie were such good friends and mom loved her dearly. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Teresa and family, So very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Keep all your
    happy memories close They will always be there for you.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joey & Sheila

  • Teresa and Peggy. On behalf of the entire Simpson family we are all very sorry to hear about your moms passing. Our thoughts are with you both.

    Mike Simpson & Family

  • Dear Peggy and Teresa, I am sorry to read of the death of your dear Mother. I remember her sweet smiling face and demeanor. My deepest sympathies are with you on your loss, but rejoice in her victory. May the memories of the joy and love you shared, sustain you in the days ahead. God be with you. Hugs, Mabel Weller.

    • Thank you, Mabel. We will miss her terribly but are so relieved that she is no longer suffering with this horrible disease.

  • Peggy and Teresa,
    I remember the IGA days of seeing Naomi at the store with a bright smile and an endearing laugh. Oh, how she loved to laugh!
    We hold you close to our hearts in prayer and celebrate your mother’s freedom.
    Love, Dave and Julie Morris

    • Julie& Dave, thank you so much for your kind words. Mom loved working at IGA, and I can still picture your ornery dad making her laugh. These are the memories of mom I want to keep. Love you both. Peggy

  • I remember Russ and Naomi from when I lived over the Grocery store in Millwood, what a beautiful sweet lady. Sorry for your loss and God bless Teresa, Peggy and the family!

  • Teresa and Peggy, I remember all the good times I had growing up across the street from you. Your Mom (bronzing in the sun) taking us to Sunset to play in the pool all day. She was always so kind to me except the one day she sent me home when we were fighting over a Barbie Doll! I have thought of you and your Mom over the years every time I smell a honeysuckle vine, like the one on your back porch. Good memories of you all and be at peace just as your Mom is now.

    • Thank you, JC, for these fond memories that make me smile. Those really were the good ole days. Love, Peggy

  • Girls so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Have a lot of great memories from working with her. Cherish the memories and know that she is at peace . Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Teresa and Peggy,
    It was with deep regret that I learned of the passing of your Mom. I couldn’t help but recall the numerous times I passed the house on Mermary Drive and the friendly wave or hello from your Mom.
    My deepest sympathy to you and yours.

    Tom Foster

    • Tom (I feel like I should call you Mr. Foster since you were my history teacher), mom always mentioned that you walked by the house with your dog and how friendly you were. Thank you for your kind words. That house and Mermary Drive will always be home to me. Peggy

  • We were just up to visit my mother at OES and noticed her absence. She was always smiling and engaging! I have recent pictures of her when she joined us for family pictures last year. I will miss her!