Loretta Maxine Miller


Loretta Maxine Miller, age 72 of Dayton, passed away Thursday morning, September 17, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Evensville. She was born on January 31, 1948 in Oneida, TN, the daughter of the late Paul Edison Keeton and Mary (Branum) Keeton.

Loretta lived in Dayton for the past 35 years. She had been employed by the Rhea County Department of Education as a school bus driver for handicapped children. Loretta enjoyed cooking, sewing and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her four children, Alicia (Barry) Shaver, Treena (Terry) Mitchell, Wayne Miller all of Dayton and Bobbi (Glenn) Keylon of Evensville, her brother, Doug Keeton of Richmond, IN; sisters, Paulette (Roy) Mermoud of Richmond, IN and Trudy (Victor) Miller of Kingsport, TN, eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Funeral services for Loretta will be held Friday evening, September 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Fields officiating. She will be laid to rest in Smyrna Cemetery in Evensville, TN.

Please share your memories of Loretta on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com

The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Friday afternoon after 4:00 p.m.

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Dean is a Contributing Editor with Rhea Review. Dean has developed an interest in local history and has published a historical website relating to our history.


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