Isabel Miller

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October 26, 1919 - January 12, 2016

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Friday, January 15, 2016 from 1-2 p.m., North Broadway United Methodist Church


Friday, January 15, at 2 p.m., North Broadway United Methodist Church


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Isabel Miller, age 96, passed away Tuesday January 12, 2016 at the Forum at Knightsbridge in Columbus. Preceded in death by parents, Edith and Herman Miller, DVM, sister, Una Miller (Weir) Hartman and brother Jerome (Ruth) Miller. Survived by nieces, Susan (Greg) Gibson, Betty Kenney; nephews, Stuart (JoAnn) Miller, Gary Hartman and Eric (Cindy) Hartman; 5 great-nieces, 5 great-nephews and numerous great-great nieces and great-great nephews. In addition to family, she was blessed with many loving and supportive friends. She graduated from OSU with B.S. and M.A. in Education. She was a faculty member of The Ohio State University, College of Education for 28 years and named Emeritus Associate Professor on retirement. In 1999 she was awarded the OSU Distinguished Service Award. Following retirement Isabel volunteered at North Broadway United Methodist Church and served as chair of several committees. Since 1991 she served as a volunteer in the in-patient unit of Home Care Hospice, Kobacker House. She served as a trustee at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, and was a member of the Faculty Club (OSU) and OSURA. She was the first woman president of both the Faculty Club and OSURA. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Boradway Street, Columbus, OH Friday, January 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. with visitation 1 hour before the service, Dr. Ned Dewire and Rev. Marcus Atha officiating. In lieu of flowers, Isabel asked for contributions to the Isabel Miller Scholarships at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, The Ohio State University or North Broadway United Methodist Church. Private interment at Otterbein Cemetery. Condolences at


David Morris - Jan 19, 2016

My father Bob Morris is a 1st cousin 5x removed of Isabel and her siblings, sharing the Purdue lineage, and grew up at 27 East Home Street on the alley, across the street from the Miller home. As a boy Dad and his parents Marion and Mary attended the Maxtown reunions (his paternal grandfather Uley’s farm was along the Big Walnut), at which the Miller and Bevelhymer families were always well represented. Dad’s late wife, my mother R. Julia “Judy”, was a Westerville elementary school teacher for 27 years, and quite possibly may have had some of Isabel’s nieces and/or nephews in her classroom. As a young boy myself, Dad’s mother, my grandmother, would sometimes walk me down to visit Isabel’s mother Edith, whom I adored, and I remember Isabel’s dog (Buffy?) would occasionally be there. A couple of years ago Dad and I (Isabel’s 2nd cousin 4x removed) made an appointment and enjoyed a short visit with Isabel at Knightsbridge to exchange memories as well as genealogical information. We are very sorry for your loss.

Regina Weilbacher Rosier - Jan 14, 2016

I was a student in many of Miss Miller’s classes. I enjoyed her enthusiasm and appreciated her knowledge. The last time I saw her she had just gotten a puppy and was so happy to have it in her life. She made an important difference in many of our lives and she will truly be missed.

Kathy Flanagan - Jan 14, 2016

From the Marjorie (Marty) Miller family, members at North Broadway Church, church choir. We mowed Isabel’s lawn as kids. Marty and Isabel were friends and sat in the same pew at church for many years. We send love and prayers!

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