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Linda Louise (Hicks) Miller

June 25, 1948 — August 19, 2022

Ovid

     Linda Louise Miller, age 74, of Ovid, MI, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022, at her home.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI, on Friday, August 26, 2022, at 2:00 P.M., with her niece Terri Fisher and grandson Dylan Peru officiating.  Burial will take place at Middlebury Township Cemetery, Ovid, MI. Visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

     Linda was born in Owosso, Michigan on June 25, 1948, the daughter of Glen James and Ethel Ruth (Utter) Hicks. She attended Owosso Public Schools.  Linda married Larry I. Miller, Jr. on July 18, 1964 and they were blessed with 49 years of marriage prior to his passing on January 1, 2014.

     Linda enjoyed playing softball as an assistant coach along with her husband, daughter, and nieces on the team.  She also spent many years bowling on leagues with her husband, her girls, sister-in-law and mother-in-law.  She also liked crossword puzzles, watching soap operas and was an avid U of M fan.  Linda looked forward to her family's annual Michigan/Michigan State party.

     Linda was a fabulous cook and always made a special meal for each family member’s birthday. She was famous for her homemade mac & cheese that she made for every family event and her homemade bread she made for her son-in-laws.

     Her family held a special place in her heart, especially her ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. She loved following the grandkids in their school & sporting events and she always made sure to spend special time with each one. 

     She is survived by her four daughters: Laura and Roger Nixon of Oakley, MI; Rhonda and Bill Hehrer of Ovid, MI; Tammy and Scott Peru of Ovid, MI; Dana and Brad Schneider of Owosso, MI; daughter-in-law Kimberly Miller of Lansing, MI; ten grandchildren: Whitney Hehrer, Steven (Allison) Nixon, Keith (Michelle) Hehrer, David (Jessica) Nixon, Dylan (Dezarae) Peru, Dakota Winans, Katlyn (Alex) Keeley, Brianna Schneider, Ian (Chloe Taylor) Hehrer, and Evan Hehrer; and great-grandchildren: Ashtyn, Abbigail, Mason, Logan, Garrett, Jase, Vaida, KayLee, Wyatt, Kynlie, Oakleigh, Greysyn, and babies on the way: Isabella and Carl Joseph; brother Doug and Ellie Hicks of Owosso, MI; and her fur son Buddy.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Larry, father and mother-in-law: Larry and Alice Miller, daughter Angela Miller, grandson Joseph Andrew Hehrer, great-grandson JR Hehrer and one brother Glen Hicks.

     Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, August 26, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Ovid

232 E. Oak Street , Ovid, MI 48866

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 26, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Ovid

232 E. Oak Street , Ovid, MI 48866

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Burial

Friday, August 26, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Middlebury Township Cemetery

8700 W Krouse Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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