Sue Carolyn Miller, 91, passed away on September 24, 2022, in Devine, TX. She was born on June 23, 1931, in Morenci, Michigan to parents, David Lee and Kathryn McLain.
Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Miller, parents, David Lee and Kathryn McLain; brother-in-law, Robert Cooper; sister, Donna Cooper; son, Gregory Miller.
Sue is survived by her children, Shelley Sturdevant (Scott), Leann Henson, Jeffrey Miller (Sharie); sister, Trudy Day (Keith); grandchildren, Emily, Kathryn, Richard, Dustin, Derik, Malea, Megan, Matthew, Gina; 12 great grandchildren.
Sue dedicated her life to her family and teaching. She raised four children while working to complete her bachelor’s degree.
She began her studies at Defiance College and graduated with her BA from Northern Arizona University.
During her lifetime she traveled to many states and lived in eleven including Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina and lastly Texas.
She was recognized for her extraordinary achievements in teaching by being elected to the Who’s Who of American Teachers.
One of the family’s favorite stories entails her teaching in a small school in Arkansas with chickens in the classroom and the children arriving to school barefoot.
She arranged for the sixth-grade class to have a graduation ceremony which had never been done prior.
She felt these children needed to be honored as many may not see a high school graduation. After only one year in the district, she was named “Teacher of the Year”.
While living in Bryan, Ohio she volunteered her services at the Bryan Hospital working with the auxiliary ladies in the gift shop.
She served as secretary and volunteered her services for over 2500 hours. She had many friends in Bryan and started the Birthday Bash Club which is still going strong.
She is very loved by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always was present for encouragement and support for her family.
Many happy memories will be cherished for years to come and she will be missed but live in our hearts forever.
Visitation for Sue will be held Friday, October 7, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, Ohio with funeral services beginning at 11:00 a.m., Friday, in the funeral home with Celebrant, Patricia Peter officiating. Interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery in Defiance, Ohio.
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