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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

JoKay Miltenberger (July 22, 1937 - May 11, 2009)

JoKay C. Miltenberger, 71, of Arcanum, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday May 11, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Richmond, Indiana on July 22, 1937, the daughter of the late Jim and Jo (Beetley) Chittick. She grew up in Hollansburg and graduated from Westmont High School in 1955. She married Deo Miltenberger October 28, 1956 in the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville. She worked in both the Treasures and Auditor office and was secretary of the Darke County Joint Vocational School District. She also worked as a secretary at the Butler School. For many years, she was a columnist and a reporter for both Greenville Daily Advocate and the Early Bird newspapers. She served 17 years on the Arcanum Library Board, serving as both Secretary and President. JoKay served several years on the Darke County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, serving as chairman of the Agricultural Committee. She was a member of the American Red Poll Association and a former member of the Criterion Club, Arcanum. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Barbara "Bobbie" Heck. She is survived by her husband Deo Miltenberger; 2 daughters Jayna Jo Johnson of Cincinnati and Rebecca Jo Gilbert and husband Dan of Mooresville, NC; a son J. Scott Miltenberger and wife Cindy of Castine; 4 Granddaughters Allison Jo Johnson of Cincinnati, Sarah Rebecca, Amanda Lynn, and Maria Michele Gilbert of Mooresville, NC; Niece and Nephew Dana and Don Heck of Hollansburg, a cousin Patsy Clark of Anderson, Indiana. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Arcanum. Burial will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday 4 - 8 PM at the funeral home. The Family suggests memorial contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1293-H Lyons Rd, Dayton, OH 45458.

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