Retired missionary Nancy Miller passes away

Bethany, Oklahoma

Nancy Miller receives the award at the 94th General Board for her more than 25 years of missionary service.

Retired missionary Nancy Jane (Sides) Miller passed away 30 March at the age of 66.

Miller was born 15 November 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at a young age and she felt a call to missions shortly after. This led her to attend Bethany Nazarene College (now Southern Nazarene University) where she met her husband, George.

In 1987, Nancy and George finally had the opportunity to serve in missions, going on a two-month assignment at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland. This trip affirmed their call to enter missions full-time, and in 1989 the Millers were assigned to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea, where they served for 10 years. Then, in 1999, Nancy and George were assigned to Honiara, Solomon Islands, where they served for 15 years. After that, they moved to the Philippines for a one-year assignment at Philippine Nazarene College in 2014.

Nancy was known for the encouragement and motivation she shared with her students. She used her education skills to serve the community by giving sewing lessons and teaching classes in Christian academies and Bible schools, all while homeschooling her own children.

Nancy is survived by her husband, George, her mother, Virginia Sides, and one daughter and three sons, Gloria and Scott Nelson, Greg and Wendy Miller, Geoffrey and Churie Miller, and Gary and Beth Miller. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren.

Continued prayer is requested for the Miller family.

--Church of the Nazarene Asia-Pacific

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