Eleanor R. Miller

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Eleanor R. Miller
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Eleanor ("Ellie") Rinehart Miller, 91, of Tallahassee FL, died Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community following her courageous battle with cancer. Eldest daughter of the late Herbert W. Rinehart and Elizabeth F. Crafts Rinehart, she was born in New Haven, CT, grew up in Wilmington, DE, and spent most of her life in Aiken, SC before moving to Tallahassee FL in 2009. Her loving husband of 58 years, Daniel K. Miller, predeceased her in August 2006. She is survived by her children David K. Miller (Pamela), Tallahassee, Jonathan W. Miller (Charlene), Roswell, GA, and Gretchen E. Miller (John Heywood), Shorewood, WI, six grandchildren Douglas, Scott, Ryan and Christina Miller, and Oliver and Spencer Heywood, siblings Susan Rambow and Wade Rinehart, brother-in-law David B. Miller and many nieces and nephews. Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Ellie treasured reading, writing, the arts and service to others. She devoted herself to creating a gracious home rich in love and culture, and to nurturing others in body, mind and spirit. She received her Bachelor's Degree in History from Oberlin College. She served children as a volunteer tutor and mentor in the Aiken and Tallahassee Public Schools. She served her community through membership in the League of Women Voters and PEO International. In mid-life, she attained a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of South Carolina, and for 20 years she volunteered as Church Librarian at Aiken First Presbyterian, followed by assistance in the Westminster Oaks library. She was confirmed in the national Stephen Ministry Program. She loved dancing, story-telling, writing witty poetry, decorating gingerbread men for children, singing in local musical theatre, and playing mixed tennis doubles with her husband Dan. Ellie will be greatly missed by all the family and friends whose lives she touched and enriched.
A memorial service at Aiken First Presbyterian Church will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm. A memorial service was held at Westminster Oaks McGuire Center on Friday, August 26, 2016. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Ellie's honor be made either to the First Presbyterian Church in Aiken, SC or the Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, FL.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 28, 2016
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