Chesterton Tribune

Shirley Miller dies at 76

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Shirley A. (Kerr) Miller, 76, of Alexandria, Ind., the wife of a Chesterton resident, died on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at the St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born March 23, 1936, in Anderson, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Virginia (Nevils) Kerr, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Miller of Chesterton; three daughters, Virginia Callender of Alexandria, Kimberly Sue Miller of Alaska, and Tiffany Miller of Chesterfield; a son, Joseph Miller of Alexandria; three grandchildren, Ethan Callender, Kelsey Miller, and Andrew Miller; two sisters, Sue (Marvin) Davis and Debbie (Bob) Downey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Garner.

Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Alexandria High School, attended Ball State University, and graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She worked for the Center for Mental Health in Anderson for 10 years. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Alexandria and was currently attending the Epworth United Methodist Church in rural Alexandria. She was devoted to the care and nurture of her family. “Our lives were graced by her warm and generous humanity, beautiful smile and splendid sense of humor.”

Funeral services, Dr. Joyce Thorton officiating, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St. in Alexandria. Interment will be at Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Noffze.

Memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church.



Posted 8/24/2012