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Mary Susan "Sue" Miller

November 13, 1949 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 68)
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Mary Susan “Sue” Miller

November 13, 1949-June 8, 2018



Beloved sister of Roy (Phyllis) Miller III, Sara (Chuck) Miller Holley, Holly Miller, and Joan (David) Petras. Devoted partner and friend of Diane Anton for over 40 years. Much loved aunt of Suzi (Mark) Makowski, Sara Miller Reno, Colin Howat, John (Gil) Howat, Juliann Courtney, and Sam and John Petras. Great aunt to Charlotte, Matthew, Allison, Brady, Cole, Lulu, Mia, and Ben. Beloved niece of her aunt, Mary Shores. Adored by her many cousins and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Helen Miller.

  A Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville). Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. John P. Kowalczyk officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery in Hammond.

  Sue was a graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Donald E. Gavit High School and Purdue University (BA and MA).

  Sue’s lifelong love of literature and reading led her to become a teacher. She began her teaching career at George Rogers Clark High School, then Scott Middle School where she taught language arts and coached volleyball and basketball. She then taught at Kahler Middle School and finally Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Calumet City. She was a member of the Lake County Retired Teachers Association. Sue was instrumental in establishing the Reading Recovery program at her last school and was fiercely committed to the students she taught throughout her teaching career.

  After retiring from teaching, Sue enjoyed traveling, riding her horses at her cousin Allison’s farm, playing her ukulele, and spending time with her friends and family. Despite her many health problems, Sue never lost her desire to live life to the fullest.

  She dearly loved her parents, her partner Diane, her brother and sisters and their families, her Aunt Mary, her cousins and friends; and she was profoundly grateful for their love and support. Sue was known for her great sense of humor, but most of all for her loving heart. She was always more concerned about others than she was about herself.

We will miss her terribly knowing that there will never be another Sue.

  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Michael the Archangel Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice.

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