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Dona Faye (Weber) Miller

June 26, 1936 ~ January 1, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Dona Faye (Weber) Miller of Floyds Knobs, Indiana died on January 1, 2022. She was 85. Faye was most proud of her family and her career as a registered nurse. But she was also proud of being from Petersburg, Indiana. Now she is coming back to her beloved hometown.

Faye was married to her high school sweetheart, Ronald E. Miller for 64 years. The two met and dated while attending Petersburg High School, where they were graduates of the PHS Class of 1954. The couple married in the United Methodist Church of Petersburg on August 17, 1957.

Faye is survived by Ron, their four children: Brian (Judy) Miller, Daniel (Patti) Miller, Susan (Sam) Cilone, and Laurie (Rob) Tarr; seven grandchildren: Cortney (Oliver) Hamilton, Michael (Kaitlyn) Miller, Paige (Alex) Johnson, Troy Cilone, Jeffrey Miller, Hannah Tarr, and Jason Tarr; two great-grandchildren: Harper Miller and Milo Miller; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews around the country.

Faye was born June 26, 1936, the youngest of eight children of Harry and Maude Weber of Petersburg.

Faye completed her nursing studies at both Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and Vincennes University. After their wedding in 1957, Faye worked as a registered nurse at the State Hospital. She maintained her license as an R.N. the rest of her life.

Faye took an 18-year hiatus from active nursing to help raise four children and became an anything-but-stay-at-home Mom along the way. She was always an active volunteer with her children’s school and many activities.

As the children got older, Faye returned to nursing. She worked as a psychiatric nurse, first at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville and then with the University of Louisville Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.

Through the years, Faye and her family lived in Evansville; Muskegon, Michigan; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Louisville, Kentucky; and Floyds Knobs, Indiana. No matter where they lived, Faye always considered Petersburg and Pike County her “home.”     

Faye maintained lifelong friendships with many of her Petersburg High School classmates. She and Ron helped plan and attend their own class reunions, in addition to attending the Petersburg/Pike County High School Alumni Banquets for more than six decades.

Through the years, Faye was an active community volunteer. She was very involved in the community, volunteering her time and talents to several schools and PTAs, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Fern Creek Woman’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Kentucky School for the Blind, among other organizations.

Her most significant civic commitment was first as a charter member of the Fern Creek Lioness Club and then an active member and officeholder of the Fern Creek Lions Club in Louisville for more than 40 years.

One of Faye’s children said, “Helping others and being involved in our community is a part of each of our lives today. It’s what we do because it’s how we were taught.”

Faye was an accomplished artist, working in oils, pastels, and watercolor. She was selected for membership in the Palette Club in Louisville. Faye was also a voracious reader and book collector. She was truly a life-long learner and encouraged and supported the education of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Faye loved to travel with Ron and their family. She visited much of the United States, multiple countries around the world, and sailed on nearly 30 cruises.

There will be a public visitation at Harris Funeral Home at 705 East Walnut in Petersburg on Saturday, January 8 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Walnut Hills Cemetery that same day.

The family will hold an event to celebrate Faye’s life in May or June of this year in Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the WHAS Crusade for Children, The Kentucky Lions Club Eye Bank, or Habitat for Humanity.

Harris Funeral Home has been entrusted will care. Online condolences may be made at www.odharrisfuneralhome.com

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 8, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
705 E Walnut St.
Petersburg, IN 47567

Graveside Service
Saturday
January 8, 2022

3:30 PM
Walnut Hills Cemetery, Indiana, Petersburg
1108 N. Vincennes Avenue
Petersburg, IN 47567

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