BOWLING GREEN, KY - Barbara J. Miller, wife of John L. Miller, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.
She is survived by John and their three children, Johnny Miller and his special friend Amanda, and Holly Miller-Beauchamp all of Bowling Green, and Elizabeth Yates of Franklin, Tennessee. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Chloe Catherine and Mayci Ray of Franklin, Tennessee and Jazmine and Isaiah Beauchamp of Glasgow, KY, and many cousins and friends.
Barbara loved her family, especially her grandchildren, traveling, working, playing bridge, meeting friends and playing golf. She was a long time member of Indian Hills Country Club, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a KY Colonel.
Barbara was the daughter of the late William L. and Mary Rabold, the granddaughter of the late Chief John and Nola Moltenberry and Walter and Eva Marie Rabold. Barbara was a graduate of Bowling Green High School class of 1959 and Western KY University in 1963 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics. Additionally she attended Murray State University and Georgia State University obtaining Certification in Vocational Rehabilitation Management. Employed as a teacher for six years and later by the KY Office for the Blind for 32 years, beginning her career as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and reached her certification as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, C.R.C., becoming regional manager for half of the state of KY. She was promoted to Assistant Director and the Statewide Director of Consumer Services. She was a member of the Bowling Green Woman’s Club serving as President, Alpha Delta Phi Sorority, Altrusa, KY Rehabilitation Association, National Rehabilitation Association, served on the Barren River Area Development District Workforce Investment Board, Chamber of Commerce, KY Council for the Blind, and a member of the Southeast Training Association. Her proudest moment in her career was being inducted into the Bowling Green High School Hall of Fame in 2007 for her lifetime work with the Blind and Visually Impaired citizens of KY.
Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at J. C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel. Visitation will begin Monday from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A. M. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society at 952 Fairview Avenue, Suite 4 Bowling Green, KY 42101.
Arrangement are entrusted to J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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