Marian A. Miller 80, secretary, active church member

By on February 13, 2013

Marian A. Miller, 80, of Manheim, died peacefully following a brief illness Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Roy H. and Anna G. Herr Miller.

Marian was the loving wife of Robert P. Miller, and they observed their 59th wedding anniversary in November.

She was a graduate of Manheim High School’s class of 1950. In 1952, Marian received an associate degree in health services from Elizabethtown College and worked as a medical secretary for several doctors in Lancaster. During her working career she also was a secretary for the Manheim Central School District, and later worked as a secretary for Manheim National Bank, Farmers First Bank’s Manheim branch, and retired from Susquehanna Bank at their corporate headquarters in Lititz.

She was an active and faithful member for over 68 years at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Manheim, where she served as both deacon and elder on the church consistory. She was also a choir member and was in the women’s fellowship.

Marian was a member of the Manheim Women’s Club and served as secretary/treasurer for the Manheim Historical Society for many years. Her interests included reading, playing bridge, knitting and spending time at the Maryland and Jersey shores.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son: Lee A., husband of Moreen Griffe Miller, of Shady Shores, Texas; and a daughter: Lynn M., companion of Joan Westenhoefer, of Mount Joy. Preceding her in death are two sisters: Dorothy Stauffer and Anna Mae Hollinger.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pleasant View Retirement Community for their compassionate care, assistance and kindness shown to Marian during her stay.

A memorial service was held in the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Feb. 4. Interment was private at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Marian’s memory to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund P.O. Box 129 Manheim, PA 17545; or the Organization For The Responsible Care of Animals (ORCA), 401 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602.

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