Ellen Miller
Ellen Miller (Baltimore Sun)

Ellen E. Miller, a retired certified dental assistant, died Monday of congestive heart failure at her Sykesville home. She was 91.

The daughter of a cooper and a homemaker, Ellen Elizabeth Gross was born in Baltimore and raised on Federal Hill. She was a 1938 graduate of Seton High School.

She was married in 1942 to William A. Miller, a sheet-metal mechanic, and the couple settled in Towson. Mr. Miller died in 1973.

Mrs. Miller attended the University of Maryland Dental School, where she became a certified dental assistant in 1960. She continued working at the dental school until retiring in 1980.

She was a former president of the Dental Assistants Association.

A world traveler, Mrs. Miller had traveled to England, Hawaii and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. She also was an accomplished seamstress and for years had made her own clothes and clothes for her daughters.

Mrs. Miller was a former member of St. Rose of Lima and Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic churches.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 915 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, where she was a communicant.

Surviving are three daughters, Ellen Miller Jones and Jane Miller Smith, both of Sykesville, and Kathleen Miller Werneke of Portsmouth, Va.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.