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Miller, Barbara J.

Orrville — Barbara J. Miller, age 73, of Orrville, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a period of declining health.
Barbara was born on September 13, 1948, in Millersburg, Ohio, to William and Maxine (Parrot) Miller and graduated from Waynedale High School.  She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ohio Northern University.  She married Donald L on August 12, 1973, in Holmesville. Donald preceded her in death on January 23, 2020.
She worked as a children’s librarian (aka Mrs. Happy Bee) for the Wayne County Library Orrville Branch for many years.
Barbara was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed stamping, creating cards, was a very creative person, and spending time with her friends and family.
Surviving are three children, Russell (Shawna) Miller of Orrville, Heather Miller of Berthoud, CO, and Holly (Nathan) Mahovich of Tallmadge; 3 grandchildren, Colin, Natalie, Jocelyn; mother, Maxine Miller; brother, Harold (Margaret) Miller of Holmesville.
In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by her father, William Miller, and brother, Edward Miller.
Friends may call on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday at the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. David Rittgers officiating. Burial of ashes will take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.
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