Nancy Ellen (Parsell) Miller, of Oldenburg, IN passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville, IN. Nancy was born July 7, 1935 in Marseilles, Ohio. Daughter of Dale E. Parsell and Marjorie (Buckingham) Parsell. She grew up on the family farm in Wyandot County Ohio along with siblings Carolyn (Eldon) Stirn, Eugene (Janice) Parsell, Ronald (JoAnn) Parsell and Larry (Lorrie) Parsell.
Nancy married Paul Herbert Miller on Dec. 17, 1955. Paul and Nancy had been classmates at Marseilles School from first grade through graduation.
They had three children; son Gregg and daughters Joan (Jerry) Paul, Keily (Andy) Breeden and “daughter-in-love”, Jean (Matt Keinath) Litzinger Schmidlapp. Grandchildren Kelly O’Dell (Steve Back), Michelle (Darryl) King, Jessi Williams (Ryan Ross), Josh (Diana) Paul, Abbey Breeden, Layla Miller, Zoey Breeden. Great Grandchildren, Jacob, Austin, Jordan, Paige, Matthew, Lily, Ellie, Parker, Wyatt, Hailey, Vera.
Known as Dr. Nancy Miller, Miss Nancy, Mrs. Miller, Mom, Nana, or Gigi. She was a classy lady who was known by many people for her unique role within their lives.
To her 4th grade elementary school students at St Louis School of Batesville, she was known as Mrs. Miller. Dr Miller was her role in the lives of her University students. Miss Nancy was a favorite title by her sons-in-law and close friends. And she was our beloved Mom, Nana and GiGi.
Dr. Miller was one of the first teachers to bring computer courses to the Batesville community through Purdue University, although her Doctorate was from Indiana University. She was also a professor of Early Childhood Education at McNeese State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Evansville and Northern Kentucky University.
Her family was always very proud of her accomplishments, including her courage and determination to pave the way for women and adventure. Miss Nancy was an avid RVer, traveling around the eastern portion of the US in her Gulfstream. She was always happy to give an encouraging word to anyone seeking to push their comfort zone, when it came to RV life. The friends that she made throughout those many miles were truly cherished.
We will also remember Mom, Nana, and GiGi, for one other passion: the New Orleans Saints. Through thick and thin, win or lose, she cheered her Saints on with passion. We learned early on to never, ever tease her about her team, and never call her at game time.
Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Paul, son Gregg, sister Carolyn, and brother Eugene.
We welcome you to share your memories of Nancy and honor her legacy, through the donation to the cause or charity of your choice.
Visitation will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 1-3pm followed by 3:00pm private funeral services all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Rev. Chris Renick officiating. Her wishes were to be cremated.
In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending are required to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol, capacity is limited to 25 at a time for visitation. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.
You are welcomed to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Nancy’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.