Sandra J. Miller, 64

Miller, Sandy (2)Sandra J. Miller, 64, of Sewall Court, Ellwood City passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born August 10, 1951 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Thelma White Miller. She recently celebrated 39 years of marriage to Raymond C. Miller as they were married July 22, 1977. He survives.

Sandy graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. She continued her education, graduating from Edinboro University in 1973. Sandy taught for the Ellwood City School District for 31 years. She taught from 1973 until her retirement in 2005 at West End, Wayne, Ewing Park, North Side and Hartman Elementary Schools. She also worked at the original “Wolverine Restaurant” with her sister, Diane, cousin, Brenda Oliver, and her grandmother, Clara. Sandy was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving as the United Methodist Women’s President at the local and district level, co-chair of the Wednesday Soup Luncheons, member of the choir and bell choir, a Carpenter’s Project volunteer, and served as the Church Treasurer. She was also a volunteer and past president of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and was a former Girl Scout Leader.

In addition to her husband, Ray, survivors include two sons and a daughter in law, John (Debbie) Miller and Steven Miller; daughter, Julie Miller; one grandson, Owen Miller; a brother and sister in law, Ronald (Judy) Miller; and nephew, Michael Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Paul Miller and sister, Diane Eileen Miller.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Thursday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Angelique Bradford and Rev. David Wilson will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117 .  Online condolences may be sent to

13 thoughts on “Sandra J. Miller, 64

  1. Dear Ron and Judy,
    You both have my deepest sympathy. I still have all my siblings, but know it must be hard to have those who grew up with us and helped form us leave this planet. As you grieve this loss know you are being thought of.
    Barbara Klingensmith Nagel

  2. Miller Family especially Steven,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Sandy. She was such a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. Keep the good memories with you and it will help you through the difficult times. Steven, if you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. God Bless you all.

    Best Regards,
    Kevin L. Hamilton

  3. You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. I am very sorry that I can’t come to the funeral home due to a trip I scheduled several months ago. I’ll always remember my visits to your home during the past year. Sandy was an inspiration to me. She was always in such good spirits even though she faced such medical problems.
    I’m so glad I wrote the article “Celebrating Someone Special” in the 2015 fall edition of The Bugle newsletter for Butler District UMW, because she was truly a remarkable woman.
    May God’s love make your grief bearable.

  4. What a bundle of energy Sandy was at the U.M.W. meetings. There was always a smile on her face, and a kind word for everyone near her. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Miller family: Ray and Carolyn are grieving with you. It is hard to turn loose of one you love so much.

  6. Ray! You have our deepest sympathy in the passing of your wife Sandy. She was a great lady and friend. I knew Sandy for along time. She will be surely missed.

  7. Ray and family. I am so sorry for your pain. I cannot say for your loss as you know where Sandy is and being in heaven with Jesus is certainly not a loss. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the viewing or funeral but know you are in my prayers. Sandy was a beautiful person all around and she loved you all so much. My deepest sympathies.

  8. My deepest sympathy. Sandy was a wonderful woman who was kind to everyone. She loved her husband and children like no other…My heart goes out to your entire family.

  9. Thoughts and prayers to the Miller family, I worked with Sandy at the ECH Snack Shop for many many years and I loved it! She was the kindest, sweetest lady and now she can be an angel in heaven with our Lord.

  10. Ray Miller and family,
    Sending are deepest sympathy to you all. Are prayers are
    With you all. Dean & Diana Shallenberger

  11. Dear Steve and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She must have been a wonderful person to have raised such a caring son as you are. I know you will miss her very much, but her love will live on in you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy, and you are in my prayers.

  12. A mother is an angel in disguise. What a wonderful angel you had by your side, Steve.
    God’s Blessings on this journey and His peace to comfort you and your family, now and forever.

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