We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Ransom Funeral Home
Gwendolyn Sue Sanborn Miller, age 67, Castalia, OH, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 at Otterbein Marblehead.
Gwen was born on October 5, 1954, to the late Robert and Naomi (Smith) Sanborn, in Columbus, OH. Gwen graduated from Huron High School in 1972, from Sandusky School of Practical Nursing in 1973, and from Bowling Green State University in 1979, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. In 1980, Gwen received her Masters degree from BGSU in Reading, followed by further education for the gifted from Ashland University.
Gwen began her nursing career at Parkview Hospital in Toledo where she worked in OB from 1973-1975, and then continued her nursing career at Providence Hospital, Sandusky, in recovery from 1975-1980. In 1980 Gwen's teaching career began at St. Mary's in Sandusky, and she continued teaching for Sandusky City Schools, K-6 and gifted classes from 1987 until her retirement in 2005.
Over the years, Gwen belonged to several organizations and clubs including Ohio Child Conservation League, Cold Creek Kids, Firelands Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa honorary organization, and the Castalia chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Gwen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sandusky where she served as a trustee, deacon, and elder on the church council as well as serving as an active member of the educational department for over 23 years.
Gwen is survived by her husband Daniel L. Miller of Castalia, whom she married in 1973 at Trinity Lutheran Church; daughter Nicole (Kurt) Heilmann, and granddaughters Grace and Gabrielle, of Port Clinton, and sister Sharon (David) Nettemeier of Illinois.
In addition to her parents, Gwen was preceded in death by three siblings in infancy, brother Jeff Sanborn, and daughter Julie Michelle Miller in 2005 from an injury due to a car accident.
Friends may call at 9:30 AM Thursday, Sept. 8 until the time of the funeral service at 10:30 AM at Ransom Funeral & Cremation Services, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia. Pastor Kathy Schibler will officiate. A private burial service will be at Castalia Cemetery following the service.
Memorials may be made to the Julie Miller Scholarship Fund c/o Margaretta Schools or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.