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Margaret Rose Soltesz Miller Margaret Rose Soltesz Miller

Memorial for Margaret Rose Soltesz Miller

Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 14, 1915
Departed on Apr. 17, 2012 and resided in Oak Ridge, TN.
Visitation: Saturday, Apr. 21, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Celebration of Life: Saturday, Apr. 21, 2012
3:00 pm
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Margaret Rose Soltesz Miller passed away at her son's home on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Mrs. Miller was born Margaret Rose Soltesz on May 14, 1915 in Columbus, Ohio to Joseph Soltesz, foundry worker, and Margit Kosik, homemaker. Her parents emigrated from Hungary in the early 1900's. Margaret was the fourth of eight children.

Margaret was the devoted wife of Harold H. Miller for over 58 years, living in Ohio and Colorado, before moving with their son, Donald, to Oak Ridge, TN in 1944, where Harold was hired by Tennessee Eastman Company at the Y-12 plant.

Margaret and Harold were founding members of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was active in Home Demonstration Club, the Senior Center, and the YWCA Nearly New Shop. She was an avidseamstress, making most of her clothes, and over 100 dolls which she shared with friends and family.Margaret's special love was her garden, growing vegetables and flowers, which she shared with family and friends. She enjoyed crochet, making throws and lap robes to share with those who needed them. She was happiest when helping others. She will be remembered most for her persistent good spirits and sharing bits of her craft and humor with everyone.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband Harold, her brothers, Andrew, Stephen, Joseph, and John Soltesz; her parents, Joseph and Margit Soltesz. She is survived by her son, Donald and his wife Anna of Oak Ridge, sisters Mary Bauerle, Anna Lenge and Julia Perone and her husband Frank, all of Ohio; grandchildren, Carl Miller and his wife Cathy of Charleston, SC, Paul Miller of Melbourne, FL, Christine Seal and her husband Steve of St. Petersburg, FL, and Linda Ripley and her husband Darrin of Oak Ridge, TN; and great grandchildren Alhen Drillich of Miami, FL, Anna Elizabeth and Lindsay Ripley of Oak Ridge, TN.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 2 – 3pm in the parlor of First United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life ceremony will follow at 3pm with Jenny Caughman, minister of First United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, and thanks you for, memorial gifts made to the YWCA, 1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

Special thanks go to the staff at Continuum Courtyards on Gum Hollow Road, Oak Ridge, which was her home for the past seven years; and the staff of Caris Hospice, who provided superb end of life care.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

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