Barbara L. Miller, 82, of Carmel died peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 25, 2015. She was born on Feb. 3, 1933, to Clifford and Edna (Cortwright) French in Muncie.
As a loving mother and grandmother, she lived a full life of traveling the countryside and exploring abroad. Attending the theater and musicals with family, writing long letters to friends, and reading book after book to broaden her intellect were just a few things she did to make her so special.
Before finishing her teaching career at the University of Indianapolis, Barbara had taught at Wayne and Washington Township Schools in Indianapolis and North Central College in Illinois. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees at Ball State University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi. She was a graduate of Royerton High School in Delaware County and attended both St. Luke’s Methodist Church and Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.
She is survived by her children, Kim Canull, Kelli (Chris) Carr and Kendal Fitzharris; brother, Richard (Karen) French; grandchildren, Brian (Abby) Canull, Neil (Allison Brinkman) Fitzharris, Ryan Fitzharris and Rachel Carr; great-grandchildren, Jaydn Canull and Kenzie Canull; and nieces & nephews, Peter French, Matthew French and Pilar French.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Travis Miller, who passed away in 2008.