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Joan Miller

Joan Miller, 99, of Rosemount, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Portsmouth Health & Rehab in Portsmouth.

She was born August 19, 1924 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Roy and Marie Wagner Blakeman.

Joan was a retired secretary for Hibbs Hardware, Detroit Steel and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. She was a 1942 Valley High School graduate and a member of the James Dickey American Legion Post Women’s Auxiliary, Rosemount Garden Club, and the Portsmouth Secretary’s Club.

Joan was raised in Lucasville on the Blakeman Farm. She was well traveled, having visited many places including Russia, Australia, and all over the United States. She loved being around her family especially all of her grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Arion Miller, January 2, 1987; one sister, Rosemary Haney; and two brothers, Robert Blakeman and Forrest Blakeman.

Joan is survived by her son, Gary Lee (Michele) Miller of Minford; two grandchildren, Mandy (Joe) Clark and Michael (Lori) Miller; four great-grandchildren, Levi Clark, Nora Clark, Mason Miller and Luke Miller; and two sisters, Judy Childers of Lucasville and Donna Roddenberry of Pensacola, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville with Pete Shaffer officiating. Burial will follow in Lucasville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 12:30 until the funeral hour at the funeral home.

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