Dorothy May Miller, 91, of Hendersonville went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 9, 2018 at Pardee Hospital.
Dorothy was born on September 19, 1926 in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Estella McAlonan. She graduated from Buchtel High School in 1944, then received her two-year secretarial certificate from the University of Akron in 1946. Dorothy worked as a secretary at General Motors Acceptance Corp., Dyke Motor Supply and the Firestone Synthetic Plant until Dick and she married in 1951. The couple moved several times during Dick’s 35-year career with Babcock & Wilcox, most notably living in Alliance, Ohio (1954-1964) and Bath Township outside of Akron, Ohio (1964-1984). They moved to Hendersonville, NC after Dick retired in 1985.
During her years in Hendersonville, Dorothy was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Council on Aging’s Thrift Shop and Meals on Wheels. She also started and organized the Clothing Closet at Interfaith Assistance Ministry, working there for 12 years. Dorothy was known as a very talented quilter and loved to do counted cross stitch.
Dorothy is survived by: daughter Sally Wesche (David) of Blairsville, Ga.; son Daniel Miller (Vickie) of Kelso, Scotland.; daughter Barbara Strong (Robert) of Craftsbury Common, Vt.; nine grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; six great grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by: husband Richard Miller; brother William McAlonan of Akron, Ohio; and daughter Linda Cantara Abbott (Scot) of Lexington, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Dorothy’s name to the Stephen Ministry of Grace Lutheran Church at 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Grace Lutheran Church
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