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Norma Jeanne (Wright) Miller

March 14, 1925 ~ August 8, 2017 (age 92)

Norma Jeanne Wright Miller, age 92, of Bellefontaine, Ohio and formerly of Barberton, Ohio passed away at 2:20 P.M. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Campbell Place in Bellefontaine.  She was born in Barberton March 14, 1925, to the late Charles Foster and Clara (Tomb) Wright. 

On December 17, 1950, Norma married Jack Baetelle Miller in Barberton and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Arlene (Wright) Jenkins.

Norma is survived by two daughters, Paula (Paul) Deardurff of Bellefontaine and Gail (Donnie) Rice of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, John (Ashley) Deardurff, Adam (Kimberly) Deardurff, Lydia (Chip) Whipple, and Nathan Rice; and six great grandchildren.

Norma graduated from Barberton High School where she was an avid tennis player and won several city titles. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve) in 1948. For two years she taught at the Flora Stone Mather College while on a teaching fellowship, earning her Master of Science in 1950, and becoming a full-time physical education instructor there for the year following her graduation.

After her marriage, she taught one year at Barberton Portage Jr. High and then was personnel manager at the William Anat Co. Department Store in Wooster, Ohio. In 1960, she was hired as the first woman guidance counselor at Barberton High School, where she remained until her retirement in 1984. She enjoyed her job, and felt blessed to work with so many students.

Norma was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Barberton where she taught the Post High Class, an adult class, served as Chairman of Christian Education, and also Sunday School Superintendent. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed reading mysteries and playing bridge. She loved her home and family.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4:30 P.M. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 14, 2017 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

The funeral arrangements are in care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Kindred Hospice- Marion
1199 Delaware Ave. Suite 102, Marion OH 43302

Gretna Brethren Church
1564 Twp. Rd. 46, Bellefontaine OH 43311

 Service Information

August 13, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Funeral Service
August 14, 2017

11:00 AM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Graveside Service
August 15, 2017

1:00 PM
Greenlawn Cemetery
2580 Romig Road
Akron, OH 44320

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