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Margaret H. Miller

Margaret H. Miller, age 97, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday evening, August 8, 2020, at Sunset House Retirement Village in Toledo.  She was born September 18, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to Herd and Hazel (Tebbe) Wardlaw.  Margaret was a 1940 graduate of Libbey High School, and graduated from Nyack Missionary College.  A very religious woman, Margaret planned on devoting her life as a missionary.  In doing so, she obtained a teaching and nursing certificate from Nyack.  However, her plans changed when her heart defect restricted her from traveling overseas. 

She went home and worked for Plaskon.  This is where she met her future husband, Edward Miller.  They married in 1951, and had four loving daughters.  While the girls were still in school, Margaret went to work for the Swanton Local Schools in the cafeteria, where she retired.

Margaret  was a charter member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swanton.  She loved her church and faithfully participated in the weekly bible study group. Margaret also loved gardening and was a member of the Swanton Garden Club.  After the sudden death of her husband, Edward, Margaret traveled around the world with her family.  She was very proud of her accomplishments in life, especially the fact she obtained a nursing certificate and remained independent up to the end.

Margaret will be missed by her daughters, Mary Miller, Nancy Miller (Mike Mikkonen), Linda Miller-Roy (Jeff) and Sandy Annesser (Steve); grandchildren, Christina VanNess (Mike), Sean Roy and Meghan Annesser; as well as her sister-in-law, Alice Ingraham.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; sisters, Eleanor Josephson, Betty Wardlaw, Nancy Wardlaw and an infant brother.

Private graveside services at Swanton Cemetery will be officiated by Rev. Ed Strietelmeier.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church - 200 Dodge St., Swanton, OH 43558.

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Linda, we just learned about your mom and we are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was such a wonderful lady and I have such sweet memories of her at school. I hope your fun, happy memories will bring you comfort.

Barb & Charlie Guess Aug 21 2020 12:00 AM

Sending my deepest sympathy to your family. Your mother was always so sweet. Keeping you in my thoughts during this sad time.

Ella Shelley Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She always had a kind word and a smile everywhere I saw her. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Lauretta Jeffries Slawinski Aug 12 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers for the Miller family. We grew up across the street on Garfield and your mom was always a sweet lady.

Sharon Coon Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, Nancy, Linda, Sandysorry for your loss of your Mother,she was always smiling and nice person.

Joel Babcock Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

You girls know what Aunt Margaret meet to me. She was always there for me . And we will miss her. She will always be close to my heart . Love Jim and Debbie

Jim and Debbie Josephson Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

Margaret was a wonderful lady and always fun to be around. Margaret and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joel and Kris Sechler
Sun Lakes, Arizona

Joel and Kris Sechler Aug 11 2020 12:00 AM

I remember growing up, in the same neighborhood & going to Faith Lutheran Church, in Swanton, Ohio with Mrs. Miller & her family. She will be missed a lot, by me. I am sending prayers for strength & comfort to all the family too.

Karen E. Coon McConnell Aug 10 2020 12:00 AM