Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Joyce Elaine Miller (May 5, 2019)

Joyce Elaine Miller, 78, of Hollansburg, Ohio entered Heaven’s Gates on May 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born on June 1, 1940 in Dayton Ohio to the late Charles E. and Mary Elizabeth (Propst) Martin.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her brother James F. Martin.

Joyce was a kind, dear and faithful woman who, as an educator, loved children and preparing them for their futures. She was a 1957 graduate of Fairview High School. Following graduation, she attended Miami University in Oxford receiving a Bachelor Degree in education. She taught for over 37 years, starting in Vandalia Public Schools for two years, then Trotwood for a year before settling in Darke County and working for Tri-Village Schools for the remainder of her career.

Joyce met the love of her life, Richard, at Fairview Church. In 1967, Richard was drawn to the farm-life, and they both believed that Hollansburg, Ohio was a good place to rear their children. Joyce went on to teach 5th grade in the Tri-Village School District for the next 35 years. Joyce was always active in her church, volunteering to cook the many meals and helped with church events. Throughout her life and career as a teacher and Darke County 4-H advisor, Joyce had the pleasure and honor of touching many lives and making a difference in the lives of the many children she taught. Her passing leaves a hole in all who knew her, but her legacy will carry on.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 55 years, whom she married October 12, 1963; her children, Susie (Tim) Libert of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Doug (Amanda) Miller of Loveland, Ohio; and her grandchildren, Coryn, Makenna, Makayla, Micah, and Cameron.

A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hollansburg Cemetery, with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating.

Guests may visit with Joyce’s family on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Joyce to New Madison United Methodist Church, 149 N. Main Street, New Madison, Ohio 45346.

Due to the Broadway Street construction project, please feel free to contact the funeral home for suggested travel routes. More information may be found at our website or by calling us at 937-548-1133.

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