Irene Miller, 93, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 12:44 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born in Ironton, Ohio on December 20, 1928, the daughter of the late William Samuel and Ellen Margaret (Simpson) Butcher.
On June 20, 1949, in Ironton, OH, she married the former William Woodrow Miller, and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1975. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Miller, a daughter, Linda Newman, three grandchildren, Missy, Billy and Tammy, two brothers, Butch and Bill and five sisters, Mary, Margaret, Francis, Racheal, and Hazel.
She is survived by three children: Dennis (Linda) Miller, Steven (Tina) Miller, William Samuel (Barbara) Miller, a daughter-in-law, Rita Miller, a son-in-law, Jerry Newman, 18 grandchildren, a bunch of great grandchildren and a few great-great grandchildren, an adopted son and close family friend, Jason (Angie) Whitcraft & their two children.
Irene worked as a homemaker as well as a childcare provider for many children and their families. She was a devoted Christian and loved to read her Bible. She was able to travel to the Holy Land with her church family and was able to float in the Dead Sea. In addition to traveling, she loved flowers and gardening and sharing her harvest with her friends and neighbors. She was an avid doll collector, who loved her family and also enjoyed puzzles, shopping, and lighthouses.
Pastor Mike Sandlin will officiate a memorial service at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Miller family in care of Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center or to any charity of the donor's choice.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Miller family.