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Viola Rose Miller

November 26, 1937 — December 31, 2022

Viola Rose Miller, 85, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Persimmon Ridge Rehabilitation Centre in Portland, Indiana.


She was born on November 26, 1937, in Carthagena, Ohio, to the late Bernard and Bernadine (Weitzel) Wenning.


Vi is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Cyril) Pottkotter of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Miriam (Todd) Bantz of Victorville, California, Sharon (Greg) Sheffer and Dee (Michael) Marchal, all of Portland, Indiana; her 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Agnes Wenning and Joan Wenning, both of St. Marys, Ohio; and her in-laws, Arleen Miller of New Corydon, Indiana, Gerald (Helen) Miller of Decatur, Indiana, Ann Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jean Wilder of Decatur, Indiana, Betty (Robert) Hemmelgarn of Burkettsville, Ohio, Tom Miller of Hicksville, Ohio, Don (Mary) Miller of St. Henry, and Marcia Miller of Coldwater, Ohio.


In addition to her parents, Vi was preceded in death by her first husband, Alton Hemmelgarn, and her second husband, Richard Miller; her siblings, Werner (Gwenda) Wenning, Ernest Wenning, Edward Wenning, Dick (Rita) Wenning, Monica (Leonard) Streaker, Paul (Norma) Wenning, Rosemary (John) Timmerman, and Otto (Rita) Wenning; and her in-laws, Jim Miller, Mark Miller, Mary Ann Miller, Gerald Miller, and Jim Wilder.


Vi previously owned and operated Miller's Dairy Drive-In and the former Rich & Vi's Carryout, both in Fort Recovery. She spent several years working for Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home as a receptionist and Hull Brothers, both of Fort Recovery. Vi was a member of the Fort Recovery American Legion Auxiliary Post 345, Mary Help of Christian's Catholic Church, and the church's Altar Sodality.


A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Fort Recovery, with Father Ethan Hoying celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fort Recovery.


Guests may visit with Vi's family on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Saturday from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.


Memorial contributions may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6520 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, or the American Alzheimer's Association, 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400, McLean, Virginia 22102.


Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.


To send flowers to the family in memory of Viola Rose Miller, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Friday, January 6, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Visitation

Saturday, January 7, 2023

8:30 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church

403 Sharpsburg Road, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Burial

St. Marys Catholic Cemetery

512 S Wayne St, Milledgeville, GA 31061

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