Deborah Miller

Deborah Miller 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

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work.  We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.
This fund was created out of love, to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization. We are proud to have the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for Leiomyosarcoma specifically.  You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.