The Deborah Miller LMS Memorial Fund

The Deborah Miller LMS Memorial Fund

New Bern, NC

Deborah Jean Miller passed away into the arms of God, surrounded by those who loved her deeply, on February 14, 2012.

Deborah Jean (Hooker) Miller was born in Lima, OH on August 2, 1952. She met her husband Daniel Kirwan Miller in Lima, Ohio where they instantly fell in love, later married on August 12, 1972 in Lima, Ohio, and they were blessed with four children: Amanda, Andrew, Joseph, and Anthony. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, mimi, and aunt and had a strong passion for crafting; scrapbooking; cooking; traveling; and competitive sports.

Debby is survived by her loving husband Daniel Kirwan Miller; mother Esther Jean Harshbarger; father William Don Hooker [deceased]; sister Linda Offenbacher along with Dan’s sisters and brothers Sharon Cattey, Mary Ann Williams, John Miller, Katie Chopin, Kevin Miller [deceased], and Greg Miller; daughter Amanda Marie Bieber, her husband Sean, and their children Sydney and Caden; son Andrew Christopher Miller, his wife Kerry, and their children Makenzie and Hudson; son Joseph Kirwan Miller, his wife Ashley, and their children Adam, Sam, and Marie; son Anthony John Miller; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Debby graduated from Lima Senior High School and attended The Ohio State University, Anne Arundel Community College, and Catonsville Community College where she received her degree as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant. Debby touched many people throughout her life helping those in need working with children at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Anne Arundel County-Central Special School and the elderly at Genesis Eldercare. She served as an aquatics instructor teaching children how to swim and various water exercise programs.

Debby was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Fairfield Harbor Hospital Auxiliary, and Fairfield Harbor CERT.

A visitation will be held at Cotten Funeral Home February 17, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and funeral service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church February 18, 2012 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Debby, please make a donation to the Leiomyosarcoma Direct Research Foundation at, or a charity of your choice.

The family is planning a memorial service at a later date in Severna Park, MD where the Miller’s resided for over 25 years.

Online condolences may be made to the Miller family at

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Debby, please click here . (When donating through PayPal, you can use the Designation Box to specify a Fund.)