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Mother of Mary Anne & Julie Carroll ’72 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 29, 2014


Lillian M. Miller

Lillian M. Miller Carroll, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Columbus, Ohio. Born November 28, 1917, to Herman N. and Elizabeth (Schetter) Miller in Toledo, Ohio. Earned a bachelor’s degree from DeSales College, Toledo, OH; BS in Library Science from Western Reserve (now Case Western) University, Cleveland, OH. Served as librarian in Toledo Public Library, then as head librarian in the Sylvania (OH) Library. Detoured to own and operate Miller Flowers with her brother, Norman, who predeceased her. Married M.W. (Bill) Carroll in 1953.

Researched local history, publishing articles on Ohio historical topics in the Northwest Quarterly and Ohio Cues. After Bill’s death in 1968, organized the library at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Elementary School in Toledo, where she served as librarian until her retirement in 1984. Moved to Canal Winchester, OH in 1987, where she was a member of the Canal Winchester Historical Society and Pope John XXIII Catholic Church. Researched and

co-authored a self-published book “Canal Winchester: the Second Hundred Years” with Frances Steube. Entered

Villas at St. Therese Assisted Living in 2005, where she volunteered to organize and operate its library. She also tended plants and flowers. Several of her short stories won ribbons in the annual contest sponsored by AOPHA. Following a 2012 stroke, she was lovingly cared for by Sisters and staff of Mother Angeline McCrory Manor.

She is survived by twin daughters, Mary Anne Terry, Kalamazoo, MI, Julie A. Carroll Darling (Stanton G., II), Worthington, OH; two sons, W. Kipp (Danette), Anacortes, WA, Patrick E. (Susan), Chesapeake, VA; twin grandsons, Frank V. Cirivello III, Columbus, OH and Vincent F. (Leah) Cirivello Jr., Gahanna, OH; sister-in-law, Nancy Miller, Maumee, OH; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by sister, Kathryn M. Keller.

Friends may call at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Ohio, Thursday, March 27, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, Ohio 43614, Friday, March 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery, 2224 Dorr Street, Toledo, Ohio.

A Memorial Mass to be held at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor later.

Flowers are welcome as

are contributions in Lillian’s name to The Carmelite

Sisters of the Aged and Infirm, c/o Mother Angeli

ne McCrory Manor, 5199 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213 or Mother Angeline McCrory Manor or The Catholic Foundation, 257 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014

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