Sister Diana Miller, formerly known as Mary Agatha Miller, died on April 14, 2017, at the Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Michigan. She was 98 years of age and in the 78th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Diana was born in Royal Oak, Michigan to William and Lucy (MacArthur) Miller. She graduated from St. Mary High School in Royal Oak and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College (University) in Adrian. She was also certified as a health assistant by Vo-Tech Center, and as a chaplain by Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Sister spent 58 years ministering in elementary education in Owosso, Adrian, Detroit, Ubly, Clawson, Belding, and Southgate, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; and Delano, Carmel, and Alameda, California. Sister was principal at St. Joseph School in Belding, Michigan for three years and at St. Mary School in Delano, California for two years.
Sister Diana served as a tutor and teacher’s aide at Villa Serra in Salinas, California for nine years, and was driver/shopper for the Dominican Life Center in Adrian for one year.
Sister Diana became a resident of the Dominican Life Center in 1999. She is survived by a brother, Philip Miller of Clinton, Louisiana, and a sister, Jane Springer of Winter Park, Florida.
Welcome of Sister Diana will be on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Dominican Life Center lobby; the Wake will follow from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. in the Rose Room. The Reception of the Body and Vigil Prayer will be at 7:00 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be offered in St. Catherine Chapel on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Both the Vigil Prayer and the Funeral will be live streamed. The Rite of Committal will be in the Congregation cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.
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