Doris Miller

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Doris Mae Miller

MANSFIELD: Doris Mae Miller of Mansfield passed away Wednesday evening February 20, 2013 in Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield. She was 87.

She was born November 14, 1925 in Mansfield to Casper and Christine (Wagenhals) Schmidt and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1943. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Education from Ashland College, and remained a lifelong Mansfield resident.

Doris taught for 35 years, starting in a one-room school house near Bellville. Always teaching elementary students, she later taught for Mansfield City Schools, Madison Local Schools and the majority of her career at Lucas Local Schools.

Gifted with a keen mind, Doris enjoyed reading, especially historical texts. In fact, many family vacations were spent at prominent historical sites. A wealth of knowledge, Doris had all the answers when it came to her family's genealogy. She also enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables.

Doris was a member of Linden Road Presbyterian Church where she served as deacon.

Remembered as a pillar of strength and guidance, Doris was always willing to help others and her advise was always sound.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Linda and Richard Knackstedt of Troy, Nancy and Thomas Hamler of Mansfield, and Deborah and Jack Taylor of Howard; grandchildren Heather Hollenbacher, Touby Hamler, Jason Knackstedt, Scott Hamler, Kimberly Raker, Chad Taylor and Todd Taylor; eight great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters Christine Rein of North Carolina and Agnes Kyler of Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Miller and brother Carl Schmidt.

Friends may call Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will immediately follow at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Andrew Gerhart will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Richland County Historical Society or the may be made at the funeral home.

Private online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 22, 2013
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