Elizabeth “Betty” Ruth Miller, 87, from Rockford, Ohio passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford, Ohio.                                                       

She was born on April 3, 1933 in Van Wert, Ohio to the late Francis W. Bayles and the late Elizabeth Lucille (Stover) Bayles.                                            


Elizabeth was united in marriage January 8, 1950 in Van Wert, Ohio to Jimmy Lee Miller. He preceded her in death September 24, 2006.


She was a member of Praise Point Church of Willshire, Ohio where she served on the funeral committee and ladies activities. She also attended Bell Church in Rockford, Ohio. She was a member of the Willshire Sportsman Club. Elizabeth served many years running the ball field concession stand. 


Elizabeth was a sewing machine operator for Tu-Way Products. She retired in April of 1995 with 41 years of service.


She was an avid seamstress and loved embroidery work. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and enjoyed her dog, cooking, fishing, collecting family pictures, watching basketball and Reds baseball.


Elizabeth is survived by a daughter, Carol (Bob) Blackwell of Candler, North Carolina; two granddaughters, Lisa (Brian) Russell of Zirconia, North Carolina; and Sheri (Doug) Robertson of Swannanoa, North Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Bradley Russell, Darren Russell, Jordan Robertson, and Liam Robertson; sister, Patricia Wisener of Van Wert, Ohio; sister, Sandra (George) Anderson of Willshire, Ohio; brother, Gary (Bernice) Bayles of Rockford, Ohio; many nieces & nephews; and special friend, Justin Bennett of  Willshire, Ohio.


She was proceeded in death by a brother, Jack Bayles and a sister Nada Hoersten.


Graveside services for family and friends will be held Friday, November 6, 2020, at the Willshire Cemetery following the visitation at approximately 2:30 p.m. with Celebrant Dave McIntire officiating.


A limited public viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Betty’s family appreciates your understanding of the current situation; the family will not be available for interaction due to concerns over public health.


Preferred memorials are Carey, Benny, & Bill Scholarship Fund – held by Leota Braun Charitable Foundation in Rockford, Ohio.


Arrangements by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur, Indiana



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