|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1956|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 2010|
Janice DeAnn Miller Fell
(July 26, 1956 - August 8, 2010)
DeAnn (Miller) Fell, born July 26, 1956, died August 8, 2010 at the age of 54. She accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized at age 8 by Pastor John Brill at the First Baptist Church in Tahlequah.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Fell, daughter, Margaret of the home and step-daughter, Desiree Fell, also of Tulsa; brothers, Stephen, wife Tammi, and children Rebecca and Ben of Tulsa, Joe David, wife Charla, and children Bryce and Katelyn of Stilwell; parents, Wayne and Ernestine Miller, also of Stilwell. As a descendant of old-time settlers of the area, she also has many other relatives here.
She began her life-long pattern of assisting others as a 3 year old overseeing her 6 week younger neighbor's safe use of playground equipment. Later as they entered kindergarten together, it became necessary to put them in separate classes since DeAnn wanted to do everything for the younger friend. This type of behavior continued into early teenage years when she became the neighborhood "Ann Landers".
In high school, there were "guests" who came home from school with her to stay overnight or even a few days due to problems in their homes.
Then after HS graduation, she found that a young woman was leaving her toddler at a childcare center for 2 or 3 days at a time (rules were lax in those days) so she brought the child home to us frequently. We had been keeping the child on and off for several months before we met his mother.
After graduation from OSU in 1980, this caring behavior continued throughout her work life which included: Pardon and Parole Board Officer; Legal Services of Oklahoma; T.A.R.C. and Volunteer Guardian Trainer. This compassion was always displayed in her social life and she served as a resource person for anyone in need, taking the part of the underdog and the disadvantaged, shouldering their problems and putting their welfare ahead of her own. When the load became too heavy, the gracious Heavenly Father called her home to blessed rest.
"Vindicate the poor and fatherless. Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy" Ps 82:3,4. De Ann carried out these instructions for a lifetime.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Roberts/Reed-Culver Chapel with Gerald Buckner officiating. Interment followed at Elm Grove Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
[Roberts Funeral Home]
Donald Wayne Miller (1930 - 2011)
Elm Grove Cemetery
Created by: Alice P.
Record added: Aug 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57611587