In loving memory of

Norma Jean Miller
August 14, 1938 - February 24, 2020

Once upon a time, a daughter, Norma Jean (Crozier) Miller, was born to John F. and Elsie E. (Culberston) Crozier. She attended a country school in Grand River and graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1956. She worked at Bankers Life Insurance and was a member of the Junior Farm Bureau where she met the love of her life, Layton Miller Sr., and they were later married on February 17, 1957. To this fairytale, they added 6 children: Bert (Tom) Burns, Tim (Deb) Miller, Layton Jr. (Barb) Miller, Carroll (Lynda) Miller, Merrill (Colette) Miller and Marquita (Jim) Utter.

In the years following, she drove a school bus for 15 years, was a cook in the Mingo school district and worked at American Republic for 10 years. She retired and opened the NJ Florals flower shop, where Layton and she worked together for 12 years. She enjoyed reading, attending her grandchildren's activities and was a 50-year member of the Howard Street Christian Church.

Through their 63-year marriage, their family continued to grow with the addition of 19 grandchildren with 16 spouses, 46 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter. Norma is also survived by her sister, Helen (Leon) Hampton, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many others that call her Granny. She is preceded in death by her parents and granddaughters, Misty Jo Long and Jennifer Greene.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Howard Street Christian Church. Burial will follow at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Howard Street Christian Church Youth. Condolences may be eft for the family at


Duane Brown wrote on Feb 26, 2020:

"Our sympathy to Layton and entire family. She will be missed by all who knew her. duane&grace brown"

Kay and Russ Hale wrote on Feb 26, 2020:

"So sorry to read this as she was a great lady. My Dad worked with both she and Layton, Sr. at the Mingo school. RIP. Kay Boucher Hale"

Jay Dick wrote on Feb 26, 2020:

"My heartfelt condolences to Layton and the entire Miller Family. Norma was so much to so many people. Her legacy will certainly live on as she has touched so many people with her love and wisdom. Remember her fondly. "

Oran Teut wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Normal was an outstanding person. She had the best behaved kids of any bus driver I ever knew. RIP "

Beth Biedenfeld wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Our sympathies to our former neighbor (down the street). Peace be with you all! Beth and Mike Biedenfeld"

Dennis Lester wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Norma had a large family she loved, but she always had room for more. Only God knows how many people called her mom, or granny."

Ira United Church wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Norma Jean Miller. "

Mary Marcsisak Damon wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"My sympathy to the family. Norma was a wonderful person and her passing is a loss to all who knew her."

Nora wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Norma was a very loving and caring woman Hugs, thoughts and prayers go out to Layton and her family. "

Kurt Maher wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Norma was always a friendly smile in the lunch line when I was a little bit in Mingo. Both her and Layton were also our bus route drivers for several formative years. Throughout the following years, as I returned from time to time, she always took an interest in what one of her former students/riders was up to. I always found that fascinating and rare. She was a busy lady but always took time to chat. She will be missed by so many!"

pat jesse wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"Norma was a very sweet lady. Always a smile for everyone. Love you and prayers for her family. Pat Jesse"

Sandy Murphy wrote on Feb 25, 2020:

"So sorry to hear this Norma was a great lady who will be missed prayers to her family "