Betty J. Miller, age 95, of rural Sandusky, passed away August 5, 2020 at the Willows of Bellevue.
Betty was born November 6, 1924 in Elyria, Ohio. After graduating from Vermilion High School in 1943, she moved to Sandusky to work at the Philco Plant.
Betty married Lewis Miller in November 1945. Married for 71 years, together they raised a family and managed the family farm. A true matriarch, she cherished her time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to sew, bake, garden and play cards with friends. Her flower gardens were her pride during the Spring and Summer. In addition to her work as a homemaker, she baked wedding, graduation and birthday cakes for many years. She also worked as a sales associate at Jo-Ann Fabrics. She spent many years as a volunteer with the Lutheran Home Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Groton Township since 1945, an active member of the Women of the Church and served as a Sunday School teacher for over 40 years. She served as a 4-H advisor and was honored as an Outstanding 4-H advisor.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia and Vicki, 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Erin, and Stephanie, 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and several “adopted” daughters. She was proceeded in death by her husband Lewis, her parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Betty has been a resident at the Willows at Bellevue for over 5 years, where the staff became her second family. The family wishes to thank all the staff members for their loving care over those years. The family also wishes to thank her visiting companion, Theresa, for her support and care for Betty.
At Betty’s request, there will be no visitation or memorial service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Trilogy Foundation, to honor the Willows staff or Dream Dachshunds Rescue, focused on fostering dachshunds and placing them in forever homes. Trilogy Foundation contributions can be sent in Betty’s memory to the Willows at Bellevue, attn. Christine, 101 Auxiliary Drive, Bellevue, 44811. Contributions to Dream Dachshunds Rescue can be made at www.dreamdachs.org. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.ransomfuneralhome.com
Ransom Funeral and Cremation Service, Castalia, is assisting with arrangements.