Donnie Jean Miller, 87, Ferdinand

Donnie Jean Miller, 87, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday (November 28) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born at City Hospital in Indianapolis June 27, 1930, to Lester C. Raines and Vassie Lee Hestand Raines.

Donnie worked as a phlebotomist at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from 1964 until her retirement in 1992.

She is survived by four daughters, Kathie Anne Alexander, Huntingburg, Terrie Lee Van Marter, Leslie Kay Miller, and Mary Beth Dillinger; 11  grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her twin brother, Carl Donald Raines, who died at the age of one, three brothers, Ralph and Newman Spears and Timothy Raines, two sisters, Nina Baker and Audrey Snelson, and one grandson, Tracy Lee Alexander.

A graveside service and burial is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Velpen. Online condolences may be shared at

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