WAYLAND - Donna A. Miller, 77, of Wayland, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, at the Washington County Health Center in Washington.
Donna was born July 26, 1944, in Leo, Indiana, the daughter of Ralph and Agnes (Graber) Witmer. She graduated from Leo High School, and continued her education by completing a business degree at a nearby college. Donna was united in marriage to William "Bill" J. Miller on May 2, 1964, in Leo, Indiana. The couple moved to Wayland in 1973 where she worked with her husband in many capacities as they raised their family. She was a member of Faith Christian Outreach Church since 1981, and served there faithfully for many years, most often in the children's ministry. Her faith was dear to her to the end. She was passionate about the work of the Lord, and went on a mission trip to Haiti in 1989 with her husband and other church members. Donna loved music, especially singing and playing the piano and guitar, both instruments which she taught herself. She could be counted on to remember most any hymn's words with just a bit of a cord. She is also remembered as an excellent seamstress, and was a wonderful cook.
Donna is survived by seven children; William "B.J." (Jana) Miller Jr., of Wayland, Douglas (Jennifer) Miller of Wayland, Matthew (Lisa) Miller of Wayland, John Miller of Wayland, Christina Miller of Cedar Rapids, Elizabeth Miller of Wayland, Patricia Miller of Wayland; 11 grandchildren, Whitney, Walker, Delaney, Kinzey, Jaicey, Holden, Finnley, Kaleb, Kiana, Chancey, Payton; three sisters, Lois (Sam) Schwartz, Deloris Martin, Janice (Lanny) Kimes all of Indiana; three brothers-in-law, Earl Jacquay of Indiana, Don (Joan) Miller of Wayland and Ray Miller of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by one son, Michael L. Miller, her parents, husband Bill, a sister, Karen Jacquay, and a grandson, Michael Lee Miller.
Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2021, at the Bethel Church in Wayland. Inurnment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. A general memorial fund has been established. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Donna and her family.