Grace A. Miller

October 18, 1920December 6, 2018

CHAPIN – Mrs. Miller was born in Lebanon, Kansas, and grew up there prior to moving to San Patricio, TX. She met, then married, Howard G. Miller on October 15, 1944. She traveled the world with Howard while he served honorably with the US Navy. Her journeys took her to England, Azores, Virginia, Florida, and, eventually, to Philadelphia, PA. Upon Howard’s retirement from the US Navy, they settled in Somerdale, NJ. There she, along with Howard, raised her children, William Gerald and Nancy Louise. Upon Howard’s retirement from the Somerdale Police Department in 1978, they moved to Skowhegan, Maine. They lived there for 16 years before moving to Denver, Colorado, in 1994. Her final move was to White Rock, SC, in 2004 and soon thereafter became members of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Irmo, SC. Mrs. Miller is survived by her son, William G. Miller and wife, Carol, of Chapin, SC; her grandchildren, Gerald T. Miller and wife, Lisa, of Irmo, SC, and Keith Sanders of Denver, CO, and two great-grandchildren, Timothy S. Miller and Anna Marie Miller. She is also survived by her sister, Bula Knapko of Flint, Michigan. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard G. Miller in 2006; her daughter, Nancy Louise Miller in 2008; her granddaughter, Erika Lynn Miller in 1996, as well as her sister, Bernice (2010) and brother, Riley (2018). She is also survived by her nieces, Tina Minarik, Teresa Diehl, Donna Matson, Sue Ann Eme, Drew Louise Foncerrada, and nephews, Danny Neely, Monty Criss, and Ronald Eme. A memorial service will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1541 Lake Murray Blvd., Columbia, SC. The family will greet attendees immediately prior to the memorial service, and a light lunch will be served following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1541 Lake Murray Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212.


  • Mt. Olive Lutheran Church


  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Norma Bardo

December 13, 2018

Grace and I did a lot together when they lived in Maine! She was just like a mom that I needed. And a Grandma for my three sons. I miss her so much. She is very special to me.

Becky Bass

December 11, 2018

Ms. Grace was a very kind and loving soul. I met her and her husband Howard when they became members of Mt. Olive . They were such a cute ole couple, sat in same place every Sunday for services. Ms. Grace and I became friends and we would speak every Sunday and she would give me the biggest hug's. She made me and my daughter feel so special,like we were one of hers. She showed such strength and courage ,bless her heart when she lost Howard. She loved him, but knew he was in a better place. A couple years later when I lost my mother, she showed such compassion for me; and I didn't know how I could help when shortly after she was giving me words of comfort, she then loses a daughter, It was the saddest thing ever to see her heartbroken. She missed not being able to see her, but knew and confessed she would be reunited with her again. Later she was unable to make services due to declining health. I did think of her often. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I unfortunately will not be able to celebrate her life with you this Saturday, but she will definitely be in my thoughts. God's blessings to you all and I pray his love will give you peace and comfort until you too will see Grace,Howard and your other love ones again. With warmest regards, Becky

Yvonne Batson

December 10, 2018

So sorry to hear that Grace passed away. What joy in heaven now! Grace and Howard welcomed us warmly when we moved to Maine in 1989. We enjoyed going to church and spending time at their home. Our condolences to your family. Our family has such warm memories of the Millers. Gods peace to all the family
Chris and Yvonne Batson