The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 10, 2013

Grace L. Miller, 93, Lewisburg


The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Grace L. Miller, 93, of the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, formerly of New Berlin, passed peacefully at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

She was born Nov. 28, 1919, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Clarence J. Lenker and Clara Wilkinson Lenker. She was united in marriage to Robert W. Miller on Aug. 28, 1937. He preceded her in death on July 5, 2008.

She is survived by three sons, Glenn G. Miller and his wife, Mary, of Lewisburg, Wayne R. Miller, of Centerville, Md., and, Dale L. Miller and his wife, Joan, of Lewisburg; and eight grandchildren, Michael Robert Miller, of Williamsport, Michelle Lynn Sanderford, of Charlotte, N.C., Christian Todd Miller and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Kylie and Luke, of Grasonville, Md., Jennifer Lynn Jones and her husband, David, and their children, Grace and Sarah, of Lothian, Md., Jessica Erin Pragada and her husband, Robert, and their children, Bobby and Cahlin, of Radnor, Adam Wayne Miller and his wife, Deanna, and their children, Madeline, Jacob and Nathan, of Centerville, Md., Kelly Miller Barrick and her children, Elena, Sammy and Will, of Lewisburg, and, Matthew M. Miller and his wife, Beth, and their children, Madelyn, Max, Bobby and Grace, of Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank W. Lenker and Kenneth Lenker; a sister, Effie Smith; and an infant son at three days old.

Grace was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, New Berlin.

She loved cooking and spent many hours canning or freezing fruits and vegetables for her family. During her lifetime, she hosted many quilting bees in her home in New Berlin and at one time kept more than 100 hand-stitched quilts, many of which went to her children and grandchildren. She also owned and managed the Towne House Restaurant in New Berlin during the mid-1970s.

A memorial service to celebrate Grace’s life will be held at noon Friday in Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 326 Market St., New Berlin, with Pastor Dawn Marie Meier and the Rev. Dr. Gary A. Hackenberg officiating.

Interment will be conducted privately in the New Berlin Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home Mifflinburg.