The Osgood community lost a lifelong member on Saturday August 17, Virginia Rose (Stork) Miller, age 96 passed away. Virginia was born on January 11, 1923 the daughter of the late John Henry and Maude (Huntington) Stork in Otter Creek Village outside of Osgood. The family moved a few years later just down the road.
Virginia was a proud Osgood Cowboy graduate, class of 1941. After high school she went off and attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute and graduated in 1945. She returned home after college and began to teach. It was at this time she had caught the eye of a young man named Howard Miller. Howard drove by her house for a couple weeks, before finally stopping to meet her. The two of them united in marriage on June 28, 1952.
Early on in her teaching career she started at Rising Sun Schools and then spent a few years in the Greensburg School system. However, life would see her take a break from teaching for a few years to start her family, Howard and Virginia were blessed with 2 children Ellen and Mike. She entered back into the teaching world and spent the next 20 plus years teaching at Jac-Cen-Del High School before retiring on May 31, 1988.
Howard and Virginia owned and operated a farm outside of Osgood, she mowed her own grass until her mid 90’s. She loved seeing the new calves born every year and they hosted several fall calf sales at the big red barn. On July 2, 1990, her world drastically changed when son Mike was fatally injured in a farm accident, then Howard’s passing in 2004, left Virginia and Ellen in charge. Grandson Kurt has entered the picture in recent years and the farm continues to raise cattle and crops today.
In 2010 she was given the Golden Hoosier Award. Virginia was a lifelong member of the Osgood United Methodist Church, member of Delta Kappa Gamma, former member of Entre Nous and Indiana Pollette Association. Howard and Virginia were inducted into the Indiana Polled Hereford Association hall of fame in 1998.
She is survived by daughter Ellen (William) Davis of Greendale, grandsons Kurt (Sydney Keene) Miller of Osgood and Sean (Baili Miller) Lynch of Osgood, daughter in law Tina Miller (John) Lynch of Osgood, and great grandson Owen Lynch, along with several niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by family members; brother John (Ella Mae) Stork, and sisters; Mildred Stork, Elizabeth Stork, Mary (Joe) Smith, Grace (Roy) Landis, and Ruby (Raymond) Reibel. The family would like to give special thanks to John Stork, Candy Miller, Baili Miller, Carol Winters, Dee Huskey, and Lila Neal and family.
Visitation will be held on Monday August 19, 2019 from 4-7 pm. at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 11 am at the United Methodist Church in Osgood, with doors opening at 10 am. Burial will follow at Greendale Cemetery in Osgood. Memorials can be given to Greendale Cemetery or the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.