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Roy E. Miracle

NEWARK: A funeral service for Roy E. Miracle, age 80, of Newark, will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at the First United Methodist Church, Newark, with Rev. Mark Chow officiating.

Mr. Miracle passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born July 8, 1930 near Marietta, Ohio to the late Earl Clarence and Laurabie (Van Fossen) Miracle.

Roy was a veteran of the United States Army. He built homes for the James K. Swain Company for over 25 years and was the owner of Miracle's Remodeling for over thirty years. Roy was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where he often helped with cooking, the fellowship table and coffee hour and was a member of the Candlelighters. Roy and his wife, Reola, went on multiple mission trips with the youth of the church each year where they would help build and remodel homes. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #804 in St. Louisville. He was a mentor to many men.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Reola D. (Brown) Miracle, whom he married March 21, 1954; and by a daughter, Juli A. Miracle of Newark; a son, Steven R. (Mary Lynn) Miracle of Upper Arlington; two step-grandchildren, Glenn and Alexa; a sister, Viola Jurden of Newark; a brother, Kenneth Miracle of Round Rock, Texas; several nieces and nephews; and close friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Nichols and Myrtle Wills; and by a brother, Edward Miracle.

A special thanks to friends at First United Methodist Church for their many acts of kindness and to Hospice of Central Ohio for their excellent care.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at the church, 88 North Fifth Street, Newark.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Central Ohio.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit to view a memorial and to leave a message of condolence for the family.


Published in the Advocate from July 2 to July 3, 2011
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