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Melanie Olive (Miller) Oiler, 71, of London, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Born July 5, 1941, in London, she was the daughter of Harry Jackson and Betty Ann (Baker) Miller.
Mrs. Oiler had been a teacher's assistant for the Special Education Department of London City Schools from 1971-1994. She was also a member of the Community Free Will Baptist Church in West Jefferson, participated in a Bible Study Group and was very active and a leader in Blue Birds and Campfire Girls where she enriched the lives of young girls in the London area.
She leaves her husband of 53 years Charles M. Oiler; daughter and son-in-law, Kimmie and Herman Stanley; daughter and fiancée Beth Green and Q Martens; grandchildren, Adam Crawford, Ronald Crawford, Shannon Crawford, Kaiela Stanley, Charles "Shelton" Stanley and Melanie Green; great-grandchildren, Kyree Minor, Keisha Crawford, Khalill Crawford, Kenyon Brown, Latise Hill, Nicodemus Crawford, Treazure Crawford, Thaddius Crawford, Maddox Crawford and Juliana Crawford; sister, Stacie Miller; several brothers and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, Verla Roberts and dear friend Bill (and his late wife, Patty) Duffy.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Jackson Miller; mother, Betty Ann Miller Dillon; brother, Harry Roland Miller Sr.; daughter, Harrina Kaie (Oiler) Crawford; half sister, Mazie Reece; sister-in-law, Joan (Oiler) Glass; cousin, Jan Ballard; and father and mother-in-law, Carl and Jemima Oiler Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London. Mr. Ed Banion and Reverend Jerry Newman will be officiating. Interment will follow in Kirkwood Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 25.
Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Madison Press on Apr. 24, 2013