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Mary Louise Miller

Mary Louise Miller (nee Kramer), 94, a resident of Main Street Care Center in Avon Lake, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013. She was born November 22, 1918 in Cleveland to the late Charles and Marie Kramer.

Mary Lou lived most of her life in Michigan. Following the death of her husband in 2002, she moved to Royersford, Pennsylvania, and resided there until coming to Ohio two years ago to be closer to family.

Many years ago, Mary Lou and her late husband, Fred, embarked on opening their business called The Dog and Cat Motel in Taylor, Michigan. Building the original kennels by hand, they devoted many years to developing their business. The boarding facility later evolved into a pet cemetery and crematory where they continued to be the owners and operators. In their time away, they enjoyed traveling the world. Mary Lou was part of the Humanetics Fellowship.

She is survived by her brother, John (Mary) Kramer of Avon Lake; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Beside her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanne Kramer; and her brother, Reverend Fr. Robert Kramer CSC.

The family invites friends to attend a funeral service Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12 Noon in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Private entombment will take place Monday, January 7, 2013 in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan.

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