Jolene Jane "Sam" Miller, 81, of Monticello, passed away at 6:52 am, Saturday, October 9, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born on June 11, 1940 in Banner Elk, NC to the late Zack and Magnus (Riddle) Gouge. On July 15, 1972 she married Jerry W. Miller at the First Baptist Church in Monticello and he survives.
Sam graduated from Rudeas Beauty College in Logansport and worked as a hairdresser for fifty-one years. She was co-owner of Today's Headlines and also worked as the staff hairdresser at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home for more than forty-one years. She and her husband, Jerry owned and operated the FORVM Restaurant and Bar for several years. She also owned the former Beauty Bar located where Down the Street is now.
Sam was a member of the Reynolds United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for preschoolers and kindergartners and was active in the RUMC Quilters.
She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, and cooking. She was known for her Texas Sheet Cake and her banana pudding. At the age of 80, she decided to retire and to stay home and be a housewife.
Surviving along with her husband, Jerry of Monticello are her children, Terry Hanna and Tammy Vogel both of Monticello, and son, Tony (Tina) Miller of Albion; grandchildren, Samantha Yocum, Drew Wyant, April Hanna, Emily Hanna, Holly Sherry, MJ Ashba, Justin Clemans, Maddie Miller, and Haydyn Miller; several great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by sons, Anthony and Tracy Miller; two brothers; and a sister.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 12,2021 from 11 am until the time of services at 1pm celebrating Sam's life at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Her nephew, Rev. Thomas Lester will officiate services.
Burial will follow in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monticello.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to the Reynolds United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Donations may also be sent directly to the church.
Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or a message of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com