Sharon “Susie” Denice Miller


Sharon “Susie” Denice Miller, age 65, of Knightstown, Ind., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis following a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 2,1946, in Henry County to the late Harley C. and L. Lorena Purtee.

Sharon was a 1968 graduate of Ball State University and earned a Masters Degree in 1973. She always wanted to teach. She taught high school business at Spiceland High School from 1968 to 1969. She taught 41 years in business at Rushville High School retiring in 2010.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 43 years whom she married in 1968, Kenneth E. Miller formerly of Dunkirk; brother, Danny L. (Mary) Purtee; and their children William (Jodi) Purtee; and their children Jessica, Taylor and James (Britte) and their child Ryan and by a previous marriage, Quinn; brother: David E. (wife: Mary “Midge”) Purtee and their children Melissa, Megan and Matthew.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Glen Cove Cemetery with Reverend Carolyn Stoten officiating. There will be no public calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry County Cancer Society 1909 Walnut, New Castle, Ind., 47362. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel.

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