Obituary photo of Dorothy Miller, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

Dorothy E. Miller

1924 - 2019
Obituary photo of Dorothy Miller, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

Dorothy E. Miller

1924 - 2019

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel
4104 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH  45424
937-235-1000
Service:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30pm
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel
4104 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH  45424
937-235-1000
Interment:
Polk Grove Cemetery on Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 10 am
Butler Township, OH
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel (937-235-1000) is assisting the family
Dorothy E. Miller Life story video
MILLER, Dorothy Hildebrand Smith, 95 of Dayton passed away May 31, 2019 at Hospice of Dayton with family at her side. She was born April 29, 1924, the daughter of Florence (Robe) Hildebrand Holland and Thomas C. Hildebrand. She retired from Wright State University in 1991.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ivy Mast and Mary Otto, her brother Billy Holland, and her friend and brother-in-law Karl Otto. She was married to Samuel E. Smith Jr. for 15 years and remained best friends until his death in 2006. She was married to Jack D. Miller from Piqua, Ohio, for 15 years.

She is survived by her daughters, Sandra L. Smith and Melissa (Miller) Godsey, her son, Michael R. Smith, her grandson, Gannon M. Godsey, and stepdaughter Jill (Miller) O’Donnell. She leaves many beloved nieces and nephews.

Dorothy graduated from Roosevelt High School with her lifelong friend Helen Wolfe of Englewood. She was known for her incredible sense of humor and her generous, adventurous spirit. She was a master craftsperson and doll maker who sold her creations at craft fairs throughout Ohio and gave them freely to family and friends. She enjoyed annual vacation misadventures and legendary pranks with her ‘Golden Girl’ friends from WSU’s Admissions Office: Charlene Sweet, Marilyn Adamo, and Ruth Kurieger. She celebrated her 95th birthday at the casino with friends and family. Dorothy’s family gives special thanks to Dr. Ramaswamy Bathini for his kind heart and excellent care for more than 45 years.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. A funeral service will begin at 6:30 pm. A family graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10 am at Polk Grove Cemetery.

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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel
4104 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH  45424
937-235-1000
Service:
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30pm
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel
4104 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH  45424
937-235-1000
Interment:
Polk Grove Cemetery on Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 10 am
Butler Township, OH
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel (937-235-1000) is assisting the family

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