Kathleen Sue Miller

July 16, 1950 - July 3, 2020
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Kathleen Sue Miller, age 69 of Lima, passed at 8:44 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born July 16, 1950 in Lima, Ohio to the late Donald and Wilma Anderson Fortman. On July 29, 2000 she married Chris N. Miller, who survives in Lima.

Kathleen retired from Philips Display Components Company in Ottawa and returned to the workforce at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She treasured time spent in her garden with her beautiful flowers, and taking motorcycle trips with her husband, and camping with family and friends. Spending time at home brought her great pleasure, along with cooking for her family, crocheting, recaning chairs, and rescuing animals. She loved a challenge, learning something new, and could accomplish anything she put her mind to. She will be remembered for her big heart and how she loved and embraced life, always!

Also surviving are 2 daughters – Jennifer L. (Mark) DeCamp Galvin of Cridersville; Amy L. (Jeffrey) Gutman of Elida; 3 grandchildren – Nathan Brown, Michel Kersker, and Skylar Gutman; a step son – Brandon (Alicia) Miller of Lima; 4 step daughters – Nichole (Marlo) Weitz of Elida; Caysie Miller of Lima; Britnie Miller of Illinois; Jessica Miller of Lima; 15 step grandchildren – Chance Weitz, Jaycee Weitz, Hayden Miller, Madison Miller, Hannah Watt, Alyssa Johnson, Keaton Johnson, Alanah Bryant, Raylynn Bryant; Alexis Johnson, McKenzie Johnson, Wyatt Johnson; Kendrick (Krystyen) Galvin; Sabreena (Steven) Andrus; Andrew (Paige) Galvin; a brother – James Fortman of Columbus Grove; 3 sisters – Carol (Joe) Bunn of Columbus Grove; Charol Stechschulte of Columbus Grove; Linda (Dennis) Montgomery of Bluffton; and a half sister – Christine (Dana) Schoenleb of Lewis Center, Ohio.

A memorial service will begin 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Autism Speaks

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Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Friday, July 10, 2020

Time: 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: July 16, 1950
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Kate & Junior posted on 7/15/20

Chris, Amy and family Kathy was not only a great friend she was part of our family, we loved her and we was blessed to have her love. So many great times, we will treasure all the memories. We will laugh a little and cry a little as we recall those memories. God Bless


Nancy Hilty Wilson posted on 7/10/20

Kathy was a classmate ~ elementary through high school. Thinking of her family with sympathy.


Richard and Vickie Utendorf posted on 7/9/20

Chris and Family, Richard and I are sad to to hear of Kathy's passing. She was a special lady. We send our love, sympathy and prayers to all of you.


Carrie & Mike Miller posted on 7/9/20

Forever in our hearts


Putnam County Hospice posted on 7/9/20

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Kathleen and all of her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.


Jennifer Blankemeyer posted on 7/8/20

We will really miss Kathy. She had a welcoming presence, excellent ideas and the heart of a saint. She loved me and my husband like family. Pretty amazing for "just" being neighbors. Our deepest condolences to her family.


Bonnie Denig posted on 7/8/20

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! You are all in my prayers! Bonnie Denig ( Krystyen Galvin’s mother)


Ruth Ann and Robert Gee posted on 7/8/20

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.


Linda Luckadoo posted on 7/8/20

So sorry for your loss Jenn. Thinking of you


Terry and Diana Turner posted on 7/8/20

You are in our thoughts and prayers, and have our deepest sympathy. May you rest in peace, Kathy.


Diane and Dave Munn posted on 7/8/20

So sorry to hear about your mom , Jen. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Love, Dave and Diane


Judy and Ted Shalter posted on 7/8/20

Kathy was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by all... Rest In Peace my friend


Justina Onwughalu posted on 7/8/20

It is never easy to lose a loved one, and it is especially difficult to lose a mother. Sending you love, hugs, and support. Please ask if you need anything.


Jerry and Sheila Dickey posted on 7/8/20

We are heartbroken to hear of Kathy's passing. Chris and all the family has our deepest sympathy! She will be missed by many!


Linda Jolliff posted on 7/8/20

So sorry for your loss. I had a lot of fun with her during our jr. high /high school years. Very sweet lady.


Cindi Ruff posted on 7/8/20

Carol and family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your sister. Please know that we are holding you and yours in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Fondly, Bob and Cindi Ruff


Michelle Miller posted on 7/8/20

Jenny and Amy, Sorry that your mom has passed away. I have a lot of sweet memories of her and us hanging out at your house when we were growing up. Hope that you’re doing okay and let me know if you need anything. Lots a virtual hugs and love 💕 sending your way. Michelle Miller


Hambone & Jane Dickey posted on 7/7/20

In memory of Kathleen Sue Miller, Hambone & Jane Dickey lit a candle


Tony Closson posted on 7/6/20

So sorry to hear about Kathy passing. You have our sympathy. ~Tony, Sharon and Sara Closson


Jodi posted on 7/6/20

You're in my heart and thoughts at this time. May yesterday's memories bring you comfort. Lake time every summer we had some amazing adventures. Broken bones, getting lost on a short trip to the store. Camping on the roof top of the family home spying on Jenny's new dates. Sharing clothes, Snapping beans for hours! The memories go on and on. May peace be with you


Beth Ann Thompson Kray posted on 7/6/20

We were classmates in High School. Our sympathy to her family and friends.


Nata Miller posted on 7/6/20

Rest in peace Kathy from the Class of 68!


Ken and Lisa Schroeder posted on 7/4/20

Had lots of memories working with Kathy. She was such a special lady! Rest in Heaven peacefully my friend! Lisa