Thelma Jean Miller, 94

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Thelma Jean Miller, 94, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Carroll Healthcare Center in Carrollton.

Born April 7, 1926, in Carrollton, she was a daughter of the late Colonel and Erma Miller Delaney.

For more than 60 years, Jean owned and operated different nursing homes in Carroll County. She was licensed LPN and nursing home administrator. Jean sat for the first licensing exam for nursing home administrators in Ohio. Being able to build business that could care for the residents of Carroll County as they aged was a great source of pride for her. Jean held memberships in the Ohio Healthcare Association as a board member, the Red Hat Society and served as an Elder at Carrollton First Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by her son, Alan Miller; two daughters, Erma McCullough and Cheryl Wallace; five grandchildren, Lisha Wallace, Jason (Kerry) Miller, Misty (Clay) Johnson, Crystal Miller and Malia (Doug) Ploughman; eight great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; and two brothers, Richard (Eileen) Delaney and William (Hannelore) Delaney.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Carl; and two brothers, Elden and Robert Delaney.

A memorial service for Jean will be held Thursday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. in Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carrollton First Presbyterian Church, 200 N. Lisbon St., Carrollton, Ohio 44615, or Carroll County Caring Hands, PO Box 322, Carrollton, OH 44615.

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