Connie S. Miller, age 71, of New Philadelphia, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022, in Hennis Care Centre, Dover.
Born January 25, 1951, in Anderson, Indiana, she was a daughter of the late Anton Jr. and Mildred Zook Basiewicz. Connie graduated from the former Dover St. Joseph High School, and went on to earn her licensed practical nurse accreditation from Timken-Mercy Hospital in Canton. She later studied to earn her bachelor's degree and attained licensure as a registered nurse. Connie was employed by Union Hospital, New Dawn Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and Terry E. Stocker, M.D., all of Dover, as well as Community Hospice of New Philadelphia.
She served on the New Philadelphia City Board of Health and the board of Society for Equal Access. Additionally, Connie was active with school activities at New Philadelphia Central Elementary when her sons were young. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who especially enjoyed watching her sons, and then her grandsons, play baseball. Connie also liked to read, and she liked to travel, particularly to Las Vegas and the resort city of Cancun in Mexico.
She will be dearly missed by her husband, Rick Miller, whom she married on July 24, 1971; her sons, Zack (Lori Daniels) Miller of Dover, and Kyle Miller of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, Zachary, Dylan and Rayna Miller; her brothers and sisters, Tony (Sharon), Mike (Moe) and Tom Basiewicz, Nell White and Lucia (Pat) Wellington; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Rod and Amy Miller; her former daughter-in-law, Jenny Miller; and her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Judy Wassem, Theresa “Terry” Stephan and Steve Basiewicz.
Honoring Connie’s wishes, she will be cremated. There will be a celebration of her life on Sunday, December 11, 1 to 3 p.m., in the pavilion at Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia.
Instead of flowers, donations are suggested to Traditions Health Hospice Care, who cared for Connie in her last days; their address is 340 Oxford St., Ste. 200A, Dover, Ohio 44622.