Dawn Rita Miller

April 6, 1936 - July 26, 2022
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Dawn Rita Miller, age 86, formerly of Strasburg, died early Tuesday, July 26, 2022, while in the care of Hennis Care Centre at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia on April 6, 1936, Dawn was a daughter of the late William G. and Anna E. Schweitzer Murphy.

Dawn retired in 1974 fro…

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Dawn Rita Miller, age 86, formerly of Strasburg, died early Tuesday, July 26, 2022, while in the care of Hennis Care Centre at Dover following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia on April 6, 1936, Dawn was a daughter of the late William G. and Anna E. Schweitzer Murphy.

Dawn retired in 1974 from Miller Studio where she had worked as a hand decorator. She was a longtime member of the Dover First Moravian Church and was actively involved with T.O.P.S. and K.O.P.S. for many years. Dawn also enjoyed playing cards, and was proud of the fact that she was a published poet. She also was known for reciting poetry and her online poetry reviews.

Dawn leaves behind her two children, John (Kim) Miller of North Canton, Cinda (John) Pixler of New Philadelphia, her grandchildren, Shannon Wolfe, Shawn (Nellie Putnam) Miller, Scott (Stacy) Miller, and Todd Parsons, and great-grandchildren, Lilly Wolfe, Matt Miller, Hayden Miller and Sydney Miller.

In addition to her parents, Dawn was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John D. Miller whom she married on August 28, 1962, and preceded her in death on August 15, 2015; her sisters, Glenna J. Love and Boots Didigner, and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Grace Wolfe.

The family will greet guests on Friday, July 29, 2022, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where Pastor John Wallace will lead a celebration of Dawn’s life at 11:00 AM. A meal and fellowship will follow the service in the Hospitality Room of the Dover Funeral Center. Private burial will take place in the Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Dawn’s name may be directed to Dover First Moravian Church, 319 N. Walnut Street, Dover, Ohio 44622 or to the Dover Library, 525 N. Walnut Street, Dover, Ohio 44622.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

Ridgecrest Memory Gardens

Address:

1926 Saltwell Rd. NW
Dover, OH 44622

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Private burial will take place at a later date.


Reception Information

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Donation Information

First Moravian Church

319 N. Walnut Street
Dover, Ohio 44622

Dover Public Library

525 N. Walnut St.
Dover, OH 44622

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Born: April 6, 1936
Died: July 26, 2022

Condolences for Dawn Rita Miller

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Carolyn Cercone posted on 7/29/22

Sympathy being sent to all the family. May God give you all strength in the upcoming days. Sincerely, Carol Cercone

 

Richard McCoy posted on 7/27/22

My condolences to the family, May you find peace in this time of sorrow. Many years ago Dawn and I were in the same class at New Phils high school.

 

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