Rita Miller

By | June 6, 2021

Rita Ousley Miller, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Saturday June 5, at her home. 

She was born July 24, 1936, in Dundas, Ohio, daughter of the late Lawrence Ousley, Sr. and Anastasia Essman Ousley.  Rita was a loving mother and homemaker who loved the outdoors.  She always enjoyed working in the yard, mowing, and gardening.  Most of all, Rita enjoyed spending time with all of her family.  She attended Freedom Baptist Church. 

Rita is survived by her daughters; Diana Yates (Lowell) and Susan White (Jim); grandchildren: Jessica Manring (Seth), Michael Yates and Andrew Yates; great-grandchildren: Braydon, Ethan, and Case; sister: Helen Benson (Russ); brothers: Mike Ousley (Brenda) and Carl Ousley (Kim); sisters-in-law: Jeannie Ousley, Betty Ousley, Lisa Ousley and Dorie Wilson; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Edward D. “Ed” Miller on May 21, 2020; and siblings, Lawrence Ousley, Jr. (Mary), Jack Ousley, Tim Ousley (Mary Agnes), Bob Ousley, David Ousley (Judy), Jim Ousley, Sharon Grimes (Robert) and Don Ousley (Mary). 

There will be no calling hours.  Graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson with Pastor Jerry Eaton officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.  Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com