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Carol Donna Miller

Carol Donna Miller, age 75, of Lyons, Ohio; formerly of Swanton, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2020, at Indian Meadows Care Center in Wauseon.  Carol was born December 23, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio to Merle Edward and Frances (Kujawski) Shoemaker.  She married Roy A. Miller, Jr.  He preceded her in death on April 18, 2001.  Carol worked for the Pilliod Cabinet Company in Swanton, and was head cook for 25 years at Whitehouse Country Manor. Carol spent her retirement years with her childhood sweetheart, David.

Carol loved fishing, gardening, and collecting birds.  Most of all, she cherished time spent with her family. 

She will be greatly missed by her sons, Dan (MariAnne) Leach, Jr. and Troy (Patti) Leach; daughters, Deanna (Rick) Fredericks and Bonnie (Merz) Little; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; as well as her siblings, Betty Jo (John) Helminiak, Ronald Shoemaker, Richard Shoemaker, Pat (Joe) Rober and Judy Hall; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, Roy, Carol was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services will be held at Swanton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions in honor of Carol may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, 3100 W. Central Ave., Suite 150, Toledo, OH 43606. www.kfnwo.org

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Carol was a wonderful person. I worked with her at whitehouse country manor for many years in a different department. She will be truly missed by all who knew her!

Laura Triggs Jun 3 2020 12:00 AM

To the family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

Mary May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Mom, With your support, discipline (there was many) and love I would not be the Person I am today. I am so thankful that I got to call you mom.

Bonnie May 21 2020 12:00 AM

How difficult it is during this time of Covid-19 to rationalize the loss of someone you've loved since childhood and not be able to grieve in ways familiar. Tears come in loneliness without a side hug, without a follow up of some funny story that helps us all transition slowly and together. I always felt welcome, loved whenever I saw Carol, no matter how much time had passed. I will so miss her love of humor, her willingness to laugh about absolutely nothing. This is a very difficult farewell...

Brenda Holdridge May 21 2020 12:00 AM

She said such nice, nice things about you....how faithful you were as a daughter, as a person.

Brenda May 21 2020 12:00 AM

I love ya MOM!
Thank you for Lovein my Dad
I will keep ya both in my Heart Forever.

Gary miller May 21 2020 12:00 AM