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Rev. Roger C. Miller Obituary
Miller, Rev. Roger C.
1937 - 2017
Rev. Roger C. Miller, age 79 and 363 days of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. He was born November 30, 1937 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Clarence and Ruth (Anders) Miller. Preceding him in death was his first wife, Gloria Bradford of St. Louis. Roger graduated from the University of Cincinnati where he was a Sigma Chi. He continued his education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and became an ordained minister at Immanuel UCC in 1964. His talents were many and his ability to communicate with all people and dedication to the good-news led to a ministry that stretched from the civil rights and Vietnam era up until his death. He was Associate Minister at Plymouth Congregational UCC in Detroit. Roger worked with the United Church Board for World Ministries for Habitat for Humanity in Mbamdaka, Zaire. He came back to the states as Associate Conference Minister at Rocky Mountain Conference/UCC in Colorado. He continued as a consultant for Habitat for Humanity in Kinshasa, Zaire. Roger was also Director of Development at St. John's Retirement Village in California. He arrived in Columbus, Ohio as the Association Minister for the Central/Southeast Ohio Association/UCC and later became an Interim Minister for the Association. His ministry continues through the people he touched and he was awarded Pastor Emeritus for the Central/ Southeast Ohio Association of the UCC in 2016. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Susan Craig; his daughter, Emily Gloria Miller; his dog, Lily, "Sweet Girl"; his family members in St. Louis, the Chandler family, the Johnson families, the Mabrey family, and the Marx family all of whom continue to give unconditional love; his Cincinnati Family; sister, Marlene and Ken Tarvin and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Contributions in his name may be made to Habitat for Humanity MidOhio, 3140 Westerville Road, Columbus, OH 43224 or The Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, Al. 36104. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30am, Saturday, December 16, 2017 at North Congregational UCC Church, 2040 Henderson Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43220 with Rev. Eric Williams officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. A Celebration of Ministry Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Arrangements are entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. To share a special memory of Roger, please visit our online guestbook at www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 3, 2017
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