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Obituary: Edith Miller, Scottsburg

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Edith Mae (Zollman) Miller, age 89, passed peacefully Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, at the Hickory Creek nursing facility in Scottsburg, Indiana.

Mrs. Miller was born 29 Oct 1922 to Clara I. Zollman on the family farm in Lexington Twp., Scott Co., Indiana. - Raised by her maternal grandparents, William and Anna Zollman, the young Edith moved with her grandmother to Austin, Indiana, in the mid-1930s after the passing of her grandfather. Ms. Zollman graduated Austin H.S. in 1941 and worked as a clerk at the former Buzzard's Grocery, where she met her husband-to-be, Earl L. Miller. - Their courtship interrupted by WWII, Ms. Zollman and Mr. Miller were married in January 1946 upon his return from the war. The newlyweds settled down as farmers on his family's farm in Johnson Twp., Scott Co., where she lived all but the final year of her life. - 1947 saw the birth of their only child, Barbara (Stutsman).

Mrs. Miller enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, stamp collecting and genealogy. She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church, where she focused her efforts on the Ladies' Ministries and the church library. Mrs. Miller also worked at times with the county's Genealogical Society's Cemetery Committee. - Robbed of her vision by Macular Degeneration and also plagued by Osteoarthritis and Anxiety, Mrs. Miller was unable to keep up many of her hobbies in her later years. Fifteen of the last sixteen years of her life, her only grandchild, Scott, lived with her and helped tend to her specialized needs; her final year was spent, for the most part, with her daughter. - Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband Earl, her son-in-law Gerald Stutsman and her two half-siblings Irma Jean Downs and Wilmer "Budd" Bonsett; she is survived by her daughter Barbara Stutsman and her grandson Scott.

- Mrs. Miller may be viewed both Friday 21 Sep from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 22 Sep from 10 a.m. at Collins' Funeral Home in Scottsburg, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Saturday 22 Sep at 11 at Collins', with graveside services immediately following at the Scottsburg City Cemetery. - The family kindly asks that any Memorial Donations be made to either The American Stroke Foundation or the American Baptist Women's Ministries of Kentucky & Indiana.

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