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Terrance Andrew Miller

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MILLER Terrance Andrew "Andy" Miller, age 41, of Columbus died Thursday, October 6, 2011. He was born March 25, 1970 in Columbus, a son of Orlis Matthew Miller and Kathy Jo Brown. Reared in Caldwell, Ohio, he graduated from Caldwell High School in 1988. He attended the College of Wooster from 1988-92 and the Ohio State University from 2001-03, where he earned degrees in Art History and Early American History. He received his Masters degree in Library Science from Kent State University in 2006, and was employed as the local history subject specialist librarian at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. He was an avid historian and genealogist; a long time member of the Human Rights Campaign, the Ohio Historical Society, the Columbus Historical Society, the Ohio Genealogical Society, and Phi Alpha Theta national honorary society for historians. He devoted much of his life to the pursuit of family and local history. He also enjoyed spending time at Buckeye Lake, where he and his partner had a lake house. He was preceded in death by close grandmothers Marilyn Joan Kuhn Miller Bishop, Mary C. Rice Brown, both late of Caldwell, great-grandparents Edna Kuhn Masciarelli and George and Mary A. Pitts Rice, and his best friend Maggie. Surviving is his life partner of 16 years, Steven Meyer Shellabarger of Columbus; parents, Kathy Jo Brown of Bradenton, FL and Orlis Matthew Miller (Missy Wilkerson) of Washington Court House; sisters, Kaila A. Foster of Caldwell, and Jill E. Schott Durr of Ft. Thomas, KY; brothers, Robert D. Foster of Katy, TX, and Adam M. Miller of Orlando, FL; aunts, Mary Evelyn Kuhn Davis of Caldwell, Dee Ann Brown Lahue of Caldwell, Linda Sue Brown Fouty of Stafford, VA, and Mary E Brown Phipps of Columbus; nephews, Joseph S. Scott of Caldwell, Jonah G. and Elijah J. Foster of Katy, TX; nieces, Natalie R. and Audrey F. Durr of Cincinnati, Mariah E. Foster of Katy, TX; close cousin, Nettie S. Nau Halsey of Newark; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Per his wishes there will be no calling hours or public service. Inurnment will take place on his maternal family plot in Sharon Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Memorial Contributions may be made to the genealogy collection at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The family wishes to express its appreciation to Hospice of Central Ohio for their skill and compassionate care in Andy's final days. McVAY-PERKINS FUNERAL HOME in Caldwell is caring for the family. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 9, 2011
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