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helen m. miller

PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Helen Marie Grainger Miller, 89, died Sept. 25, 2012, at Port Orange Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Nov. 6, 1922 - Sept. 25, 2012

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Helen Marie Grainger Miller, 89, died Sept. 25, 2012, at Port Orange Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Madison, Wis., to Michael and Margaret (Diebold) Faber.

She married Gerald D. “Gerry” Grainger on Oct. 12, 1946, in Madison, the former general manager of WKAM Radio in Goshen, Ind. He died in 1980.

She married Donald L. Miller in Goshen in November 1983. He died in 2003.

She is survived by her children, two daughters, Patricia (Robert) Tyler of Port Orange and Kathryn (Ira) Stahl of Goshen; a son, Sean (Cheryl) Grainger of West Palm Beach; three stepchildren, Calvin (Barb) Miller of Marietta, Ga., Jonathan (Deb) Miller of South Bend, Ind., and Steven Miller; four grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Olive Roberts and Patricia Orvis, both of Madison; and a brother, Robert E. Faber of Verona, Wis.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Lang; a brother, Paul Faber; and two nephews.

Helen was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Maplecrest Country Club and MCC Ladies Association, Elkhearts and Delta Theta Tau sorority.

She was a homemaker. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends, including her Red Hat friends.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Care at Home Hospice or Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia Flagler, where she volunteered for many years.


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