Ona Marie Mortimore-Miller, 73

Published 5:28pm Sunday, June 9, 2013

Born: June 30, 1939

Died: June 5, 2013


Ona’s life began on June 30, 1939, in Decatur, the daughter of Earl and Sylvia (Baldwin) Mortimore.

She is a graduate of Decatur High School.  Ona worked as a senior companion at Lawton Continued Care.  She was an avid doll collector and enjoyed doing craft work.

She was united in marriage to Marlin Miller on Jan. 15, 1970, in Decatur.

Her loving family includes: her children, Lonnie Mortimore and Tina Maria (Javier) Jimenez, both of Decatur, Howard (Cindy O’Neil) Miller of Hartford, Marlin Miller of Decatur, April (Darren) Williams of Bangor and Terry (Angel Lightfoot) Mortimore of Decatur; 11 grandchildren;  15 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Mortimore of Decatur; and brothers, Melvin (Diane) Mortimore of Lawton and Merle (Gail) Mortimore of Decatur.

Ona passed away at her Decatur home on Wednesday June 5, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband, sister Bonnie Mortimore and brother Maurice Mortimore.

Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at Yazel and Clark Chapel, Dowagiac, where her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. led by Pastor Mike Heflin. She will be laid to rest in Harrison Cemetery, Decatur. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the family in care of Lonnie. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Ona at www.yazel-clark.com.

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