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Dorothy E. Miller

December 31, 1925 — December 20, 2021

Dorothy E. (Hale) Miller, age 95, of Shawnee died Monday, December 20, 2021 at a local nursing home. Services will be Friday, December 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church. Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Gerard Nsabimana is officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park which will be family only. Dorothy was born to Howard Leonard and Zena Faye (Petrie) Hale in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Shawnee Public Schools through out her childhood. She met her future husband Melvin E. Miller in Shawnee while he was on leave from the US Marines and married on June 10, 1944. It was after they married that she went with him to Cherry Point, North Carolina. Dorothy rode the back of Dad's motorcycle to return to his base. She then met his family in Columbus, Indiana where she stayed while he was in the service and she worked at Arvin's Manufacturing in Columbus, Indiana. She and Melvin returned to Shawnee due to his getting a job at Tinker Air Force Base, after active duty in US Marines during WWII. Dorothy was a homemaker raising their children and being in the lives of their children and grandchildren. She also helped with caring for her parents in Shawnee. Dorothy was the mother to Lola Jean Miller Ingersoll, Leslie Ray Miller who died December 14, 2021 and to Teresa Ann Miller Snider. She was a member of the First Christian Church Doc and Star Class for 70 years and was the Sunshine Lady at First Christian Church. Came to Wesley United Methodist Church where her daughters were attending. She also belonged to the Eastern Star for 7 plus years in the 1960's. Dorothy and Melvin were members of Kickapoo Sam's RV travel club. She liked going on bus tours around Oklahoma and she would go on trips with Melvin regarding amateur radio which included Camp Courage where Melvin would help teach people with handicaps to obtain their amateur licenses. She would also travel with husband when he went on TDY trips. Dorothy's highlights were being with her grandchildren. She took up sewing stuffed animals for her family and church and did needle point. She helped her children when needing babysitting. She loved to cook and was wonderful at it. and would cut out recipes and try on her family. One of her favorites was fruit cake. Preceded in death are her parents, sister Frances Hampton, son Leslie Ray Miller and grandson Daniel Miller. Survivors include: Daughter: Lola Jean Ingersoll and husband Mark. Daughter: Teresa Snider and husband Brad. and daughter-in-law: Tresa Gail Miller, widow of Leslie Miller. Grandkids: Warren D Ingersoll and wife Kerry; Dia Ingersoll; Brandy Snider; David Snider; Steven and wife Christina Miller; Johnathon and wife Juliette Miller; Julie Miller with Arthur Anthony. Great Grandchildren: Autumn Samples; Konnor Ingersoll; Colton Ingersoll; Christopher, Karson and Kaytlee Ingersoll; Lily Ingersoll-Kid; Jonathan Kid; Kaitlyn Snider-Vawter and Nathan Snider-Vawter; Madison, Kaylee, Anna, Elaina, Isabelle and Luke Miller and Charlette Anthony. Pallbearers will be Warren Ingersoll, Konner Ingersoll, Colton Ingersoll, Jerry Chancellor, Steven Miller and Nathan Snider. Honorary Pall Bearers: Joe Gonzales, David Snider, Karson Ingersoll, Jonathan Kidd, Christopher Ingersoll and Luke Miller. Her family would like to thank the many people from Shawnee Colonial Estates and Heartland Hospice for their time and dedication. Memorials can be donations to your local Alzheimer organization or to Wesley United Methodist Church in Memory of Dorothy E. Miller.
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