Miriam C. Alexander, 79

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Miriam Carole Alexander, 79, passed away Dec. 26, 2015, in Hennis Care Center in Bolivar, after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Born Aug. 26, 1936, in Cleveland, she was the daughter of Jerome and Esther Robinson.

Both her parents and her two sisters, Nana Thomas and Joan Walker, and her brother, William Robinson, preceded her in death. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Miriam graduated from high school in 1954, joined the Women’s Army Corp in 1955, and after her honorary discharge in 1957, she married and moved to California where she worked and attended college. After graduation, she taught school in California, and later in life, she studied at seminary and served in several California churches both as pulpit supply minister and director of Christian education. Miriam and her husband, William, moved to Ohio in 2004. After Bill’s death in 2009, Miriam moved to Carrollton. She volunteered for Hospice and was a “foster grandparent.” She taught a number of adult classes at her church and was active in a weekly prayer group.

Following Miriam’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 89 Canyon Rd., Carrollton, with Rev. Carl Orphanides officiating. Her remains will be scattered at sea by the United States Coast Guard.

Services have been entrusted to Dodds Funeral Home of Carrollton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice of Carroll County, 789 N. Lisbon St. Carrollton, OH 44615.