A local ray of sunshine has been dimmed… Glenna J. (Douglas) Miller, age 88, of Janesville passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ionia, MI, on April 19, 1925, the daughter of Roy and Louise (Miller) Douglas. She grew up with four siblings during the Depression which created a strong work ethic. Glenna attended Central Michigan University where she majored in Speech Pathology and Business with a minor in music, all the while working full time. She met her future husband, O.D. Miller while they were playing in the marching band. They married on Aug. 22, 1945, and eventually moved to Wisconsin. Glenna worked for both Rock County and eventually the Janesville School District as a speech and language clinician. She retired in 1981. After her husband died in 1993, she branched out to become a USTA official and at the age of 79, became a Master Gardener. She was an avid sports spectator, gardener, voracious reader and loved playing cards.
She is survived by her sons, O. Daniel (Glenne') Miller, and David (Sharon) Miller; daughter, Sharon (Fred) Terry; granddaughters: Colleen, Gretchen, and Alexis (Erik); grandson, Nathan (Tiffany); great grandchildren: Zachary, Connor, Rypkin, Hobbs, Bella, and Harper; a brother, Wayne (Ann) Douglas; sister, Mary Lou Clark; and sister-in-law, Mitzi (Don) Griggel. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Michael John; and 2 sisters, Virginia and Jane.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at ST. JOHN VIANNEY CATHOLIC CHURCH with Msgr. Donn Heiar presiding. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of mass at church. Memorials are suggested to Rotary Botanical Gardens or the Mercy Foundation for Mercy Manor. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY is assisting the family.
Her family wished to extend a heartfelt thanks to the loving and caring staff at Mercy Manor as well as Dick Larson. She will be greatly missed by those whose lives she smiled on. There will be an additional celebration of her life to be held this Spring at Rotary Gardens.