Obituary of Sara Beth Miller
Sara Beth Miller was born in Monroe, Michigan on October 27, 1959. She was one of ten children the daughter of Richard and Jimmie (Allen) Punko. Sara was a graduate of Monroe High School.
A real estate broker and local business owner, Sara operated River Raisin Realty for more than twenty years. She always had an entrepreneurial spirit, being the previous owner and operator of Monroe Street Gallery and Two Sisters Gallery in downtown Monroe where she practiced and promoted art. Many of Sara’s paintings can be found in locally owned businesses and homes. She created phenomenal reverse glass paintings. She inspired her own children and many others with her love of art and music. Sara also directed a movie, “Where is Art?”, which was broadcast on a local cable channel. Fiercely independent, she was a very hard worker.
A woman of many interests she collected antiques, music, and enjoyed her flower garden. Being near the water was her favorite pastime but spending time with family was what she enjoyed most of all. Sara had a lot of love in her heart for her friends and family. She was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. A daughter, mother, granny, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, Sara will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
Sara Beth Miller, age 63, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday; January 14, 2023. Her passing was preceded by her parents: Richard and Jimmie (Allen) Punko; two brothers: Bailey S. Allen and William Joseph Dooley; and two nephews: Nicklos Geierman Sr. and Wade Miller.
To cherish her memory, she leaves a son: Adam Miller; one daughter: Alysa Elliott; three grandchildren: Noah, Emory, and Isabella; two brothers: Hubert (Tonya) Miller and James (Kathy) Miller; five sisters: Una Agee, Barbara Williams, Marcella (Gary) Sharpe, Frieda (Joe) Sauro, and Paula (Lee) Punko-Eisenberg; many cousins; and multiple generations of nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather on Saturday; January 28, 2023 at 1:00pm at Redeemer Fellowship Church; 5305 Evergreen Drive, Monroe, Michigan 48161. A Celebration of Sara’s Life will begin at 2:00pm also at the church. Procession will follow to Woodland Cemetery in Monroe, Michigan for inurnment. A luncheon will follow at Redeemer Fellowship Church. Sara’s care has been entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185. Cremation has taken place through the on-site crematory, Covenant Cremation in Erie, Michigan.
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