Patricia (O'Dell) Miller

October 23, 1951 ~ October 22, 2021 (age 69)


Patricia Miller, "Pat", 69, of Van Wert, formerly of Grover Hill, passed away unexpectedly on October 22, 2021 at her residence She was born on October 23, 1951, in Centralia, Illinois, to the late Rev. John L. and Noretta J . (Daughtery) O'Dell. On October 02, 1970, she married the love of her life, Ricky L. Miller, who passed away May 5, 2015.

A 1969 graduate of Grover Hill High School, Patricia briefly attended Ohio Northern University before getting married. Patricia retired from The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center in 2018 where she was a secretary.

Patricia was a longtime member member Zion United Methodist Church in Grover Hill where her father, John O'Dell was pastor.

An avid Ohio State Buckeye and Cincinnati Reds fan, Patricia also enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in their various sporting events. She liked sewing, crossword puzzles and playing Bunko. She was a teapot collector and loved the color purple.

Patricia enjoyed being retired which gave her more time to spend with her family. She adored her daughters and grandchildren who will miss her deeply.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Lisa (Chris) Speith of Convoy; Diana (Jon) Tomlinson of Van Wert; six grandchildren: Kenadie (Jordan) Miller, Haley, Parker and Mason Speith; Taylor and Zachary Tomlinson; great grandson, Carter Bochard; brothers: John (Penny) O'Dell Jr of Lima; Timothy (Beth) O'Dell of Vincennes, IN; sister, Cindy Nash of Palestine, IL as well as her little dog, Simon.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 30. 2021 at Zion United Methodist Church, 204 S Harrison Street Grover Hill OH 45849 with Pastor Mike Waldron officiating. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, October 29, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patricia`s memory may be sent to Grover Hill E.M.S. or Zion United Methodist Church.

To share in Patricia's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.

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October 29, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

October 30, 2021

10:30 AM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

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