Mary Martha Miller, 90, Jasper

mARY mILLErMary Martha Miller, 90 of Jasper, died Thursday (January 15) at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in Cambridge City April 8, 1924, to Clinton and Mary (Simpkins) Bertsch. She married Dale J. Miller October 25, 1947, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Cambridge City. He died November 1, 1999.

Mary was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in education. She was a home economics teacher in the Southeast Dubois School Corporation for many years. She also taught at Cambridge City, Precious Blood, and 10th Street School in Jasper. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper where she was a greeter, writer for the Towers, and a catechist in SPRED (Special Religious Education). She was a member of the St. Ann’s Society, the Daughters of Isabella (recording secretary), the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). She was a 4-H leader for several years, enjoyed doing volunteer work, tutoring, sewing, and cross word puzzles.

She is survived by four daughters, Carol Miller and husband Bill Apao, Sue Ann Miller, and Karen Miller and husband John Lahr, all of Waterbury Center, Vermont, and Teresa Miller and husband Dan Allen, Bloomington; five sons, Mark Miller and wife Jan, Iron Mountain, Michigan, Mack Miller and wife Margaret, Mariette, Georgia, Carl Miller and wife Jacqueline, Dublin, Ohio, Dean Miller and wife Denise, Jasper, and Craig Miller and wife Kimberli, Cary, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Sara, Morgan, Michael, Nicholas, Leah, Harrison, Justin and Isaac Miller; and one brother, Amos Bertsch, Cambridge City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Susann Elizabeth Miller, one sister, Margaret Day, and five brothers, Ray, Donald, Maynard, Orville, and Arthur Bertsch.

Services at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial following at 4 p.m. in Lutheran Cemetery in Pershing, Indiana. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. A rosary will be prayed at 2:45 p.m. by the St. Ann’s Society and the Daughters of Isabella. Memorial contributions may be made to Dubois County 4-H Endowment or to St. Joseph Church.

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