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Mary Theresa Miller passes away at age 79

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Mary Theresa Miller, a loving mother, grandmother and friend peacefully passed away, at age 79, on August 12, 2020, with her two daughters by her side.

Mary was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on July 13, 1941 to Carmen and Jose Navarro, who preceded her in death.

Mary is survived by her two daughters Brenda (Andy) Martin and Cindy (Wayne) Swisher. She is also survived by her six grandchildren: Melissa (Jason) Brown, Jeromy Swisher, Tiffany (Josh) Sill, Chas (Jasmine) Monroe, Joshua (Megan) Swisher and Jessica (Derek) Kappas and by many great-grandchildren.

Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother and loved nothing more than visiting with her loved ones and getting phone calls. She made it a point to document on her calendar every time she talked to one of her grandkids so she could look back and remember. She loved collecting magnets and always asked family to bring her one when they went on vacation. Every. Single. Time. She wore a smile on her face that brightened everyone’s day.

There will not be a public funeral or memorial service per her wishes. Mary did not want people to mourn her death but to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Duneland Resale Shop in Chesterton, Indiana, as this was one of Mary’s favorite places to shop.



Posted 8/18/2020




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