Betty Lou Miller passed away on Tuesday evening, January 12, 2021 at the age of 87 in Columbus, Ohio after a short battle with cancer.
She will be missed by her daughters Cheryl Miller, Lori (Michael) Snodgrass, Sally (Michael) Padgett, grandson Joshua Padgett, grand-daughters Haylee (Spencer) Peoples and Carlie Snodgrass, brother Irvin Korb Jr. of Bellevue, NE, brother Donald (Carol) Korb of Richfield, MN and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Miller, her parents Mildred and Irvin Korb of Alma, Wisconsin, brothers Larry, Leland, and LaVern Korb and sister Beverly Johnson.
Betty grew up on a farm on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River above Alma Wisconsin. After high school, she attended the county normal school and earned her teaching certificate. She taught school in Pepin, WI before attending the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. She graduated from the university in 1957 and married the love of her life Robert Miller.
Her family was the center of her life. Married for 61 years, she and Bob moved from St. Paul, MN to Columbus, OH where they lived for 18 years except for one year abroad in Ankara Turkey. After Columbus, it was on to Raleigh, NC and Kingston, RI. When Bob retired in 1996, they purchased the farm where Betty grew up and restored the old farm house from the ground up. They spent almost 20 years on the farm before they returned to Columbus, OH in 2016 to be closer to their daughters and grandchildren.
Throughout her life, Betty also enjoyed volunteering, cooking, traveling, quilting, crafting and garage sales. She also helped to save many cats that were abandoned on the farm in Wisconsin.
Because of the pandemic, the family plans to hold a memorial service later this year on her birthday in July. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to OSUCCC - James https://cancer.osu.edu/for-donors-and-volunteers/how-to-donate.
Arrangements completed at JERRY SPEARS FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 2693 W. Broad St
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