Mary E. Miller “Grandma Mary” 72 of Sugarcreek died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 2, 1946 in Chili, OH to the late Byron and Lucy (Everhart) Schlagenhauf Rice.
Mary provided day care over the years to many area children, enjoyed following her own grandchildren and great grandchildren with their many activities and enjoyed traveling on many bus trips. She was a member of the Sugarcreek Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by her husband, Myron “Mike” Miller whom she married on September 5, 1963, her children; Sherri (Mark) Schaar of Sugarcreek and Brent (Megan Stauffer-Miller) Miller of Grove City, grandchildren; Ashley (Nate) Fair of New Philadelphia, Zach (Gail) Schaar of Sugarcreek and Isaac and Lydia Miller of Grove City, great grandchildren; Gabe and Jack Fair and Emmylou Schaar and her sister-in-law Mardella Rice of Baltic. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers John Rice and James (Coleen) Schlagenhauf and her sister Marjorie (Gene) Schlarb.
Services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home with Pastor Dick Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home. Visit the funeral home’s website to share a memory.