TAWNIE MICHELLE (LEEPER) MILLER, 46, of Spencerville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born Aug. 19, 1966, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Donald P. and Brenda J. (Wendel) Leeper. She married Anthony W. Miller on April 21, 1990, in Garrett, Ind. She was a homemaker and a past member of the Spencerville Community Club and the Spencerville Covered Bridge Festival. Surviving are her husband, Anthony W. Miller of Spencerville; parents, Donald and Brenda Leeper of Fort Wayne; sisters, Kimberley J. Gillie and Nikole C. Gillie, both of Fort Wayne; grandparents, Joe Freeburn of Auburn and Ola Wendel of Fort Wayne; mother-in-law, Tonda Miller of St. Joe, Ind.; son, Taz; 15 nieces and nephews that she considered her children. She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, James Miller; grandfather, James Wendel Sr.; grandmother, Bertha Freeburn; great-grandmother, Lucy Wendel; and son, Sunshine. Service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials to Riley Children's Hospital or Parkview NICU. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook, visit www.cbwfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 10, 2013