Rachel A. Miller, 95, nurse at area hospitals

February 14, 2004

Rachel A. Miller, a former licensed practical nurse who worked at several area hospitals during a career of more than 40 years, died of renal failure Tuesday at Keswick Multi-Care Center. She was 95.

She was born and raised Rachel Anna Yingling on Dellwood Avenue in Hampden. She attended Western High School and earned her licensed practical nursing degree in 1928 from what was then the Keswick Home for Incurables.

Mrs. Miller worked as a private-duty nurse at Keswick; the old Baltimore Eye, Ear and Nose Hospital; and Children's Hospital. She retired in 1970.

In 1944, she married Edward K. Miller, a Maryland Mill & Lumber Co. cabinetmaker who died in 1990.

From 1975 until 2001, when she returned to Baltimore, Mrs. Miller lived at the Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

She enjoyed reading, sewing and knitting, and vegetable and flower gardening.

She was a member of North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Ave., where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah L. Spence of Roland Park, and four grandchildren. Her stepson, E. Earl Miller, died in 1998.

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