Sue Ann (Grasley) Miller
Age 68, passed away on December 29, 2021 at home in Brookville, Ohio. Sue was born in Marietta, Ohio on June 13, 1953. After graduating from Marietta High School in 1971, Sue attended Miami University of Ohio where she graduated in 1975 with a major in Library & Information Science. She obtained her Master’s in Reading from Mount St. Joseph’s University and worked as a Middle School Librarian in Cincinnati Public Schools until medically retiring due to the effects of MarfanSyndrome in March 1990.
The family thanks the many doctors, nurses, specialists, and others who have cared for her for over the years. We especially thank her cardiologist, Dr. Ali Razavi, whose 38 years of care were critical to her remarkable longevity with her disorder.
Sue was renowned for her otherworldly reading speed, finishing as many as 7 books a week. Her favorite genres were murder mystery and suspense with her favorite authorsincludingStephen King and James Patterson.She enjoyed her monthly Clio Club literary meetings in the Brookville, where she served in every position except treasurer. Sue continued to share her love of reading with children in her retirement through her volunteer work at Dayton’s Children Hospital.For Sue, “[Books] are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen
An outstanding and passionate home chef, Sue shared her gifts with the congregations of Roselawn Lutheran Church in Cincinnati and Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookville and with the nonprofit Feed Brookville. Sue’s belief that every person can and should know how to cook has made her children and grandchildren into courageous and confident cooks themselves, who will treasure her meticulously written recipe cards.
Sue joins her parents W. E. (“Bill”) Grasley and Pauline (“Polly”) Grasley (née Way) and is survived by hersisters Joyce Raleigh and Janet Worstell, husband of 45 years, Rev. James P. Miller, children Joe Miller (Brittany) and Jessica Monterastelli (Eric), three grandchildren and many friends who celebrate her humor and talents.
Best friends, Sue and Jim spent their empty nest years traveling the country, returning to their favorite haunts in Traverse City, Nashville, and Scottsdale often. Frequently, travel would be coupled with seeing their favorite musician and friend Peter Mayer live in concert. Famously sharp-witted, Sue also loved stand-up comedy and instilled an unfettered adoration of Robin Williams in her entire family.
Visitation will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookville, Ohio on January 7 from 11:00am-1:00pm with funeral serviceat 1:00pm. The family asks that all visitation and funeral attendees be vaccinated and wear masks. A Celebration of Life is being considered for spring/summer 2022. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to Dayton Children’s Hospital (https://www.childrensdayton.org/) or The Marfan Foundation (https://marfan.org/). Further details at Gilbert-Fellers (https://www.gilbert-fellers.com/).
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