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Velma Irene Shearer

Velma Irene Shearer

Female 1922 - 2006  (83 years)

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  • Name Velma Irene Shearer 
    Born 17 May 1922  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth Record of Velma Irene Shearer
    Birth Record of Velma Irene Shearer
    Gender Female 
    Census 1930  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Graduation 1939  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Agency: Northfield High School 
    Census 1940  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 2006  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 21 Mar 2006  Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Agency: Cheshire Medical Center 
    Obituary 23 Mar 2006  [4
    "NORTHFIELD, Mass. -- Velma C. Miller, 83, of 141 Warwick Road, died Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 2006, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.

    She was born in Northfield on May 17, 1922, the daughter of Rollin and Lucy B. (Browning) Shearer. She lived her entire in Northfield. She attended the Northfield Farms No. 4 School and graduated from Northfield High School in 1939.

    She worked at the Valley Vista Inn, the Northfield Coffee Shop and Parts Manufacturing Shop in Greenfield.

    In 1940, she married Kenneth L. Miller Sr.

    In 1958, they started their auction business together and it grew into Ken Miller and Son Inc., where they held many area auctions and flea markets.

    She was a past member of the Northfield OES, and a member of the First Parish Unitarian Church and was chairwoman of many of their Christmas bazaars.

    She was a member of the Valley Button Club and was also a licensed real estate agent. She was an avid collector of antique buttons, postcards, art pottery and art glass. She was also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan.

    She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Kenneth Lee Miller Jr.; a sister, Charlotte Shearer Lord and her husband Harold; and a brother, Robert Shearer and his wife Margaret.

    She was the beloved grandmother of Melissa M. Miller of Greenfield, Erin C. Schouler and her husband Kenneth of Englewood, Fla., and Kenneth Brandon Miller and Casey Lea (Rogers) Miller, both of Northfield. She was the beloved great-grandmother of Kyle, Alyson, Nichole and Jacob Schouler, and Kenneth and Dylan Rogers.

    She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Ethel Carpenter of Northfield, Mary Miller of Winchester, N.H., and Telma Miller of Hinsdale, N.H.; a daughter-in-law, Wendy J. Miller of Northfield; many nieces and nephews, including Joyce Roberts of Bernardston, whom she was especially close to.

    Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27, at 1 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Main Street, in Northfield. The Rev. Lloyd Parrill, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Farms Cemetery in Northfield.

    Calling hours will be on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the KIDDER FUNERAL HOME, 1 Parker Ave., in Northfield.

    Donations in Mrs. Miller's memory may be made to the Northfield Recreation Commission, c/o Barbara Brassor, 69 Main St., Northfield, MA 01360 or Cheshire Medical Center, c/o Nancy Sporborg, 580 Court St., Keene, NH 03431 or Applewood Activities Fund, c/o Amy Lawrence, 8 Snow Road, Winchester, NH 03470"


    Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 23, 2006 
    Buried 27 Mar 2006  Northfield Farms Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gravestone of Kenneth and Velma (Shearer) Miller
    Gravestone of Kenneth and Velma (Shearer) Miller
    Person ID I722  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2017 

    Father Rollin Erving Shearer,   b. Abt 1878, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucy B. Browning,   b. Abt 1885, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kenneth Leonidas Miller,   b. 8 Aug 1918, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1998, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 04 Oct 1940  Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8
    Agency: Northfield Farms 
    Children 
     1. Kenneth Leonidas Miller, Jr.,   d. 1995  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1922 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1930 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - Agency: Northfield High School - 1939 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. She was the co-proprietor of a tea room. - 1940 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Agency: Northfield Farms - 04 Oct 1940 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2006 - Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Cheshire Medical Center - 21 Mar 2006 - Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Mar 2006 - Northfield Farms Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 67557817

    2. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1592; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 6-47

    3. [S83] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Benefit Records (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    4. [S1102] Obtuary of Velma Miller, (Brattleboro, Vermont: "Brattleboro Reformer", 23 March 2006).

    5. [S800] Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Birth Record of Velma Irene Shearer

    6. [S825] Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970, Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).

    7. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: 904; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0030; FHL microfilm: 2340639

    8. [S118] Obituary of M. L. Miller, (Athol Daily News, Athol, Massachsetts, 1 October 1998).