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Joyce Miller

Joyce Miller, 84, of Stoutsville, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center.  She was born May 24, 1930 in Lancaster and was the daughter of the late Boyd and Clara (Stump) Stebelton.  Joyce was a retired cook from Amanda Clearcreek Schools, member of Fairview U.M. Church, Eastern Star and Clearcreek Twp. Fire Department Auxiliary.  She graduated from Amanda H.S. in 1948 with perfect attendance.  
She is survived by her children, Becki Gentzel of Stoutsville, Mike (Diane) Miller of Amanda and Rachael  Reeder of Stoutsville; grandchildren, Matt (Maria) Gentzel, Mark (Tiffany) Gentzel, Colleen (Jon) Edge, Aaron Miller, John Miller, Renae (Brian Robb) Reeder and Ryan Reeder; great grandchildren, Claudia Grace Gentzel, Mayzie Elise Gentzel, Stephen Charles Gentzel, Mason Levi Gentzel, and Raelyn Dell Robb; brother, Carl Stebelton of Amanda; sister, Janice (Clarence) LeVan of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Teresa Stebelton of Middletown and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Maynard Miller; son, Steve Miller; son-in-law, Rodger Reeder; brothers, Tom, Bob, John, Ronnie, and Roger Stebelton.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with pastors Keith Deel and Jim Corbitt officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Stoutsville.  The family will receive friends on Wednesday, from 4-8 P.M. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions to The James Cancer Hospital, The Maynard Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund at Fairview U.M. Church, or the Clearcreek Twp. E.M.S. in Joyce's  memory.

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It is with extreme regret that I learned through my son Scott of the passing of our friend and neighbor, Joyce Miller. She and her husband Maynard welcomed us into the community and into Fairview Church when we moved to Sixteenth Road, Stoutsville, in 1981, from Pennsylvania. I taught in the Stoutsville School building where she was a cook and made school food taste good. I enjoyed her beautiful piano music at church. She was a kind and thoughtful member of the community.

Our younger son Scott grew up to be a Mason in the lodge at Amanda and participated with his lodge brothers in the funerals of both her husband and her son-in-law. He also included Joyce on the special occasions honoring widows and mothers of lodge members.

Doris Ann Conger Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Joyce passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with your families .

Debbie-Picklesimer-Peters Jun 13 2014 12:00 AM

My thought and prayers are with you all. Faith doesn't exempt us from life's storm, it equips you to go through them.

Sis Taylor Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all the family. For the short time we knew Joyce she was a most endearing lady thoughtful and carrying. We will all miss her.

Tim and Thelma Neill Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

Becki, So sorry for your loss.  Even after not seeing your mom for many years I still remember her smiling face and laugh.  Will keep your family in my prayers.

Valeria Fausnaugh Wright Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that who believes in him shall not parish but have everlasting life! I can only imagine Grandma Miller singing, smiling, and rejoicing, for she is with our Father. It is a time for us to cry and to feel sorrow, then to begin our lives to follow God's path for us. It is difficult to understand why we must feel the loss of our loved one but God will give you comfort. His plan is greater then our own and as Grandma Miller lived her life in Gods plan we must too and unite as a family. I will miss her smile, hugs, kisses and how she would touch my face and always ask about Eddie and Ellie. But I know that someday we will meet again! Love to all of you!

Cathy Johnson Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

Rachael, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.  My thoughts are with you and your family.

Susan Haddox Jun 11 2014 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God give them comfort and peace.

Debbie Mosley Ratliff Jun 10 2014 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Colleen, I am here if you need anything! Love your family!!

Anna Duncan Jun 10 2014 12:00 AM

Joyce you were a very special lady, my condolences to your entire family. May God be with them and comfort them during this difficult time . We will miss you my friend.

Robert & Mary Byers Jun 10 2014 12:00 AM

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