Viola Pauline (Ziegler) Miller, 92, of Mt. Vernon, passed from this earth to her Heavenly home on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Mt. Vernon Nursing Home surrounded by all of her loving family and her minister. She was the only child of Christian and Gertrude (Orton) Ziegler. She was born at home on May 10, 1920.
She was a 1938 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School. She was on the journalism staff and was chosen the basketball queen her senior year. She enjoyed her circle of friends, making quilts, working in her garden, and spending time with her family. She was a lifetime member of Trinity United Church of Christ and was a member of the American Legion Post #5 Auxiliary.
Pauline helped her country during World War II by working as a specially assigned office secretary at Republic Aviation in Evansville. Later, she worked as a salesperson at Niblo’s Variety Store, Oliver Jewelers, and Rosenbaum Jewelry Store for a total of 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Melvin H. Miller. Pauline is survived by her only child, Marsha (Jerry) King; three grandchildren, John (Birgitt) King, Susan (Mike) Bincsik, and Sarah King; six great grandchildren, Jessica, Denise and Lucas King, Gwen and Ethan Raibley, Braden Bincsik, and baby girl Bincsik due in November.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday June 28, 2012 at Trinity United Church of Christ, 505 Mulberry St. in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Cynthia Priem officiating with burial to follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am service time on Thursday June 28, 2012 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity UCC or the Mt. Vernon Food Pantry.