Maxine H. Miller, 89

Maxine Harmer Miller, 89, of Sunset Blvd., Ellwood City died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center following an illness.

Born October 31, 1924 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Scott and Louise Mehaffey Harmer. She was married to the late Donald J. Miller who passed away June 1, 2012.

Maxine retired from Riverside High School where she was the secretary for 26 years. During WWII, she worked at the National Tube Mill in Ellwood. Maxine graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. She was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, having served as a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed reading and music.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole A. Miller of Ellwood City and a son, Donald J. (DeeDee) Miller of Harpswell, Maine.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nel Rose Syphrit.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday October 18 from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Peggy Suhr Barkley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library or the Knox Presbyterian Church..

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5 thoughts on “Maxine H. Miller, 89

  1. Carole & Donald:

    So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. 89 years….what a wonderful life! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother. Her kindness to me while at work was so heartfelt and wonderful. I remember her smile as I entered the office and I missed her so very much when she transferred to the main office. The phrasing in the obituary “the secretary’ was so correct she really was ‘THE SECRETARY’.

    With sympathies,

    Thomas Hupp

  3. Carole & Tucker,
    So sorry to hear about Aunt Maxine. I have many good memories of spending time at the house with her and Uncle Don. Aunt Cindy also sends her sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Maxine was the first person I met at Riverside when I interviewed and I was enriched over the years by knowing her! Her kindness, warmth and caring extension of help has stayed with me all these years. May God be with you.

  5. Carole and Tucker,

    I am sorry for your loss. Like Chris, I too have fond memories of spending time at your house with Uncle Don and Aunt Maxine. (always hoping we would stop for frozen custard on the way home) When I had my boys Aunt Maxine told me to buy brown towels to hide the inevitable dirt that would remain after hand washing. Years ago she gave me a glass juicer that I still use today. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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