E. Miller, 86, of Rockford, Ohio, died suddenly at Parkview Regional
Medical Center on Thursday night, January 14, 2016. She was born in
Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio, on September 20, 1929. She
was the daughter of Cornelius L. and Hilda (Scaer) Schumm. She
graduated from Willshire High School in Willshire, Ohio, and on December
3, 1950, she married Herbert M. Miller, who preceded her in death on
April 21, 2012. Florence was a bookkeeper for 33 years at the Willshire
Grain and Supply Co. in Willshire, and she was a faithful member of the
Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Ohio, where she served as the
church's Financial Secretary for 28 years. She and Herb were very proud
of the fact that their farms were recognized as Century Farms of Ohio.
Florence was a wonderful cook; she loved working in her flower gardens
in the summertime, and she most definitely had a green thumb--her
flowers were amazing! She and Herb were quite the globe trotters,
traveling extensively in both the United States and abroad--they enjoyed
the time together and the wonderful sights as they traveled the globe.
Surviving is one
daughter, Karen (Joe) Bennett of Celina, Ohio, one grandson, Jeffrey
(Erin) Bennett of Powell, Ohio, and a great-granddaughter, Chloe
Bennett, whom her great- grandmother adored. Surviving also are two
sisters: Amy Boenker of Willshire, Ohio, and Esther (Alvin) Krueckeberg
of Decatur, Indiana.
will be held Monday, January 18, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion
Lutheran Church in Chattanooga with Pastor Karen Tamorria officiating.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday
from 2:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford,
Ohio, and on Monday, at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be directed to the church.
Condolences may be