Betty Joecile Newland Miller, 96, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Logan Acres Senior Community in Bellefontaine.
She was born in Champaign County Ohio October 17, 1924, a daughter of the late Harry L. Newland and Helen (Jacobs) Grimes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert McClure (1946-1962) and Donald E. Miller (1989-2003); a sister, Patricia Newland; two brothers, Harold and Richard Newland; a brother-in-law, James McBrien; two sisters-in-law, Marie and Maxine Newland and a grandson, Jeffery Paul King.
She is survived by two daughters, Judith (Larry) Langdon of Fairfield, Ohio and Janice (Dale) King of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren: David (Ann) Langdon of Cincinnati, Ohio, Robert (Lorianne) Nichols of Dahlonega, Georgia, Steven (Stephanie) Langdon of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Jonathon (Rhonda) Langdon of Issaquah, Washington, Elizabeth (Rick) Allen of Springfield, Ohio and Keith (Ella) King of Delaware, Ohio; great grandchildren: Hannah, Samuel, Ruth, Naomi, Noah, Benjamin, Miriam, Abigail Langdon, William, Maria, Julianna, Alexander Langdon, Jon Paul, Eleanor, Jonah Langdon, Isaac and Scarlett Allen and Kooper and Sloan King; a sister, Geraldine McBrien a very special cousin, Mary Kay Murphy and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was a 1942 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and grew up during the depression which largely influenced her life. She was always involved in all of her daughters activities as they were growing up. She belonged to many organizations including, Alpha Tau sorority until it disbanded, Logan County History Center (Historical Society) for many years, Eastern Star (Bellefontaine Chapter), volunteered as a Mary Rutan Hospital Guild member for fifty years logging over 5000 hours of service and serving many offices including president.
She was long-time member of the First Christian Church in Bellefontaine where she cared for many babies over the years in the nursery and with CWF and preparing many dinners in the kitchen for families. From 1953 to 1960, she owned and operated the B&B Launderette in Russells Point, Ohio. She worked for many years in the offices of Dr. Gerald Munn and Dr. George Nixon affectionately known to many as “Nurse Betty” retiring in 1991.
Rev. Kevin C. Greenwald will officiate the funeral service Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Burial will follow the funeral service in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and consider wearing a face covering.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Miller family.