Anna Josephine “Jo” Miller, 89, of Orrville, died peacefully on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville.
Jo was born March 11, 1928 in Indianapolis, IN to the late John Howard and Cecile (Oldham) Whalin and was first married to the late John S. McConnell. Later she married Robert E. Holt on July 30, 1972 who preceded her in death on April 19, 2001. On March 1, 2002 she married Clarence A. Miller and he survives. She was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis and had made her home in Orrville for many years where she had worked at Orrville Savings Bank, Crown Steel, Schantz Organ Co., K-Mart, Buehlers and at the Smith Dairy Store. Jo was a member of Orrville Christian Church, the Gold Star Mothers of Orrville and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending her time painting, playing her organ and singing.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence; children, Michael (JoAnna) McConnell of Hampstead, NH and Randy (Betty) McConnell of Orrville; step-children, Deborah (Aristotle) Zournas of Orrville, Donna (Don) George of Akron, Michael Holt of North Canton and Ian Holt of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert; son, John Steven McConnell who died in Vietnam in 1967; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Watson and brothers Lee and Eddie Whalin.
Services will be Tuesday, May 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Orrville Christian Church with Pastor Tom Ledford officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday at the church. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorials may be made to Orrville Christian Church 925 N. Elm St., Orrville, OH 44667.
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Name: Jerry and Lynn Prather
C.A., We are saddened to hear of Jo's passing. She was a funny lady and we enjoyed visiting with her always. We'll miss seeing her in the halls at OCC. If there is anything you need , we are here for you. Our number is 330-952-1614. Please call if you need anything. We know Jo is in Glory singing to Jesus with her pretty voice. Well and whole and so happy! God bless you C.A.
Name: Dave & Dot Mowrer
Clarence and Family,
Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Jo. We will truly miss her in church and especially in our Growing Christians Sunday School Class. She was a wonderful sweet friend. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.
Love Dave and Dot Mowrer
Name: Pam Sutton
Jo was our neighbor way back when in Orrville. We have always remembered her fondly. Our sympathy and prayers go out to her husband and family.
The Boyd Sutton Family
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Anna Miller. I hope the words found at Rev 21:3,4 offers much comfort and encouragement to those who loved Anna
Name: Jan Kauffman
Melinda, Tim and Family,
We are saddened to hear of your grandmother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you can your family at this time. ~ Jan & Rollie
Name: Diane Steele Cavese
Mike and family. So very sorry to read of your mother's passing. My deepest condolences and may you find comfort in the good memories.