Marjorie May Miller

| January 6, 2015

Marjorie MillerMarjorie May Miller, 93, a resident of the Riverside Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown, for the past two and a half years, formerly of South River St., Newcomerstown, passed away Monday morning, January 5, in the Riverside Manor care facility with her family at her side. Her death followed a period of declining health.

Marjorie was born in Uhrichsville on July 21, 1921, the daughter of the late Paul R. Woodard, who died in 1986, and the late Viola M. Freed Woodard, who died in 1992. Marjorie was a graduate of Port Washington High School, class of 1939, where she earned honors as class valedictorian. She was a homemaker for all of her adult life. She was also a former employee of Groovfold, Newcomerstown, where she did several jobs. Marjorie was a very active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Newcomerstown for 75 years. She was a member of the choir, served on altar care, church council, and many, many other committees as well as participating in two women’s bible study groups. She was also a volunteer coordinator, organizer, and driver for the Newcomerstown Meals on Wheels program for over 28 years and served as a hostess for the Welcome Wagon Club, Newcomerstown, for several years. Marjorie also belonged to the Newcomerstown Senior Citizens and enjoyed raising African violets, traveling, going on bus tours, crocheting, sewing, playing BINGO, and playing cards. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, John LeRoy Miller, Newcomerstown, who died on September 1, 1982, and whom she married February 4, 1940. Also deceased are a granddaughter, Lisa (Bradford) McBride, Reynoldsburg, an infant brother, and her sister-in-law, Jane Woodard, Columbus.

Marjorie is survived by two daughters and a son – Sandra L. and husband James F. Bradford, Coshocton, Susan J. and husband Harold E. Riffle, Newcomerstown, and Richard A. and wife Rhonda (Johns) Miller, Newcomerstown. Also surviving are three granddaughters: Julie (Riffle) and husband Jarrod McCullough, Cambridge, Jennifer (Riffle) and husband John Stockdale, Cleveland, and Staci (Miller) and husband Jason Bush, Newcomerstown. Marjorie is also survived by five great grandchildren- Jessica McBride, Reynoldsburg, Abby McCullough and Jacob McCullough, both of Cambridge, Bentley A. Bush, Newcomerstown, and Lydia L. Stockdale, Cleveland, her brother, Robert E. Woodard, Sr. and his partner, Alyce Shapiro, Columbus, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held on Friday, January 9, 11:00 AM, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Newcomerstown. Rev. Kenneth G. Hacker will officiate. Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. Visiting hours will be held in the church on Friday morning from 10:00 until the 11:00 funeral. Visiting hours will also be held on Thursday evening, 6 until 8 PM, at the Ourant Funeral Home. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Marjorie’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 121 S. College St., Newcomerstown 43832 or the Community Hospice of Tuscarawas, Carroll, and Stark Counties, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia 44663.

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