Goldie M. Milliken, 87, of Dover passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Community Hospice Truman House in New Philadelphia.
Born on September 21, 1930 in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Donald B. and Goldie J. (Wernke) Stuber. She graduated from New Philadelphia High School with the class of 1948. On February 11, 1956, she married the love of her life, William R. “Bill” Milliken, who preceded her in death on January 4, 2009. She was also preceded by her son; Richard “Rick” Milliken; daughter in-law, Kathie Milliken; three brothers, Donald, Wayne and Dale Stuber; and her sisters, Maxine Miller and Jeanette Goudy.
Goldie was an inspector at the Timken Company in New Philadelphia for 30 years before her retirement. She was a member of the St. John’s United Church of Christ in Dover, Dover VFW Women’s Auxiliary, and the Tuscarawas County Senior Center. She enjoyed ceramics and owned Towne Kiln Ceramics in Dover.
She will be sadly missed by her son; James A. (Colleen) Milliken of Dover; four grandchildren Robert (Susan) Milliken of Helena, Alabama, Christopher (Stephanie) Milliken of Singapore, Stacey (Steven) Crain of Atlanta, Georgia, Jamie Chatterton of Dallas, Texas (Fiance, Jeff Elder of Biloxi, Mississippi); seven great-grandchildren, Aaron and Erika Milliken of Helena, Alabama, Samantha and Alexis Milliken of Singapore, Ethan Shoup and Sophie Crain both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Taylor (Kurt) Mitchell of Anna, Texas; a great-great-grandson, Ryder Milliken of Helena, Alabama, along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 10:30-11:30 am with Pastor Kevin Anslow officiating. A celebration of Goldie’s life will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Dover Burial Park. A funeral reception will take place in the “Famous Endings Museum” at the funeral home. To sign an online guestbook for Goldie, visit the obituary link on the funeral home’s website.