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I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Miller. She was my art teacher at Ben Franklin Jr. High in Newark, OH. I am not a great artist, but I did learn many things from her. I was able to stay in contact with her and Rod until about 1980. She was such a fun and intelligent woman. Prayers to the family.
Dear Adrienne, So sorry for your loss; I truly feel that love always leaves far more behind than death takes away! I so respected your parents for their genuineness and authenticity, and you were the same way! It was my dear friend Tom Southworth who informed me, and I know he treasured his relationship with you and your parents! Take care!
I was lucky enough to know Julie through Petrea ! I still remember my first trip to her home at Amelia Florida !! What beautiful home her and Rod built . If was obvious she’d her cats and enjoyed shopping !! Every time I play dominoes I think of Julie Miller 💞
Spence & DelAnn Miller
As a boy I remember visiting them in Indianapolis when Rod was in the Army. She helped me do a paint-by-number of Jesus that I still have. Then when there was a lightning storm she would sit in the middle of the bed with rubber flip flops on and pillows all around her. When DelAnn and I visited them on Amelia Island she shared her absolute fascination with collecting shark’s teeth on the beach. We played many games at the table in the room that she said just happened to come with the house, the kitchen. Adrienne, these last years have been tough but remember the good times. You’ll always have your memories. Love, Uncle Spence and Aunt DelAnn
The smile to last a lifetime. Visiting Aunt Julie a few ago was one I'll never forget. Looking at me while visiting I complemented her beautiful eyes. She immediately lifted her head more as to show them off and gave me the biggest smile. Soon after that Adrienne made her walk a short distance which made the smile disappear. After her walk we sat down, the smile reappeared. I would like to think it was due to me visiting, however, my guess was it was do to the walk being over.....lol. An amazing woman, gal, and Aunt. xoxo
Julie Christine Miller, 81, of Amelia Island, Florida, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
Julie was predeceased by her husband, Roderick (Rod) Miller. She is survived by their daughter Adrienne Miller of Amelia Island, FL, as well as lifelong friends Petrea and Phil Coelho of Newark, OH, their children Phil (Sandy) Coelho of Antioch, IL, and Julie (Chad) Guthrie of Mount Pleasant, SC and the Coelho’s grandchildren Cate Coelho, Lainey Guthrie and Winnie Guthrie; along with beloved cats, many other dear friends and extended family.
Born March 17, 1941, in Troy, Ohio she was the only child of the late Robert and Helen Hollingsworth. Julie was graduated from Zanesville High School in 1959 and Ohio University in 1963 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. While she was at OU she met the love of her life, Rod. They wed in December 1966 in Zanesville, Ohio and resided in Newark, Ohio until Rod’s job took them to Lake Forest, Illinois in the early 1980’s. In 1997 Julie and Rod visited and fell in love with Amelia Island. There they built their dream home and retired to the island in 2002, enjoying many years of friends and family visiting them year-round.
She was a member of Monday Talks, Licking County Art Association and Antiques Study Club. A collector of antiques, stamps, coins and ephemera she took great joy in attending auctions and antique/ephemera shows over the years with Rod. She was also an art teacher, a realtor, a miniature room enthusiast and an avid animal lover, convincing Rod to bring home several strays over the years.
She enjoyed golf in her younger years and was a lifetime card and boardgame player. She was a fierce opponent in dominoes, happily taking her guests’ money when they lost or extending credit for their IOU’s. She had a dry wit that will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Memorials will be held at a later date on Amelia Island and in Ohio. Her final resting places will be with Rod at both Lake Forest Cemetery in Illinois and in Florida in a room that no one sits in but gets decorated for Christmas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cats Angels, Inc., 709 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (https://www.catsangels.com) or the Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport Rd., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (https://nassauhumane.org/donate).