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She served as full-time missionary for over 50 years, Vivian Ann Miller, age 76, was born in Ann Arbor, Mich. She was placed in the Coldwater, Mich., orphanage and adopted from there by Bertram and Leona Swaim, of Dearborn, Mich.
She went to be with her Lord, whom she dearly loved, on Nov. 22, 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; their two children, David and wife Laura, of Jay, Okla., and Ruth and husband Jim Johnson, of Soldotna, Alaska/Hollister, Mo.; four grandchildren, Melody Miller of Omaha, Neb., Charity Miller of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Joshua and Jonathan Johnson, both of Soldotna, Alaska/Hollister, Mo.
Vivian accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 7 at the Calvary Community Church in Dearborn, Mich. She later moved to Florida with her parents and was baptized near Ocala, Fla., and dedicated her life to the Lord for missionary service at the age of 12. She graduated from Trinity Bible College, Clearwater, Fla.
On Jan. 12, 1952, Vivian was united in marriage to the Rev. Frank A. Miller in Tampa, Fla.
She and Frank were accepted for missionary service by American Missionary Fellowship, (formerly American Sunday School Union) in 1952. They both served as full-time faith missionaries for over 50 years, starting Sunday schools, conducting Vacation Bible Schools, Bible camps, and doing Released-Time Bible classes (working) in 12 states.
Family and friends were invited to share in a celebration of Vivian’s life at 10 a.m., Nov. 25, at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Interment followed at the Ava Cemetery in Ava, Mo. Visitation was held at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday evening, Nov. 24.
The family requests contributions to American Missionary Fellowship.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com