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Obituary — Mildred Leora Dailey Miller

By Staff | Apr 20, 2012

Mildred Leora Dailey Miller, 93, of Quincy, Pa., passed away Monday, April 9, 2012.

Born Feb. 16, 1919 in Kingwood, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Earl L. and Ethel Vesta Armentrout Dailey.

Mrs. Miller was a graduate of Morgantown High School, Class of 1937. She later attended West Virginia University and graduated cum laude from Glenville State College, Class of 1952.

She and her husband of over 73 years, Mr. Floyd W. Miller, were married December 25, 1938 in her parent’s home in Morgantown. Prior to moving to Quincy Village December 31, 1993, they lived in Cleveland and Niles, Ohio and Glenville, Morgantown and Shepherdstown.

In 1942, as nurses began leaving Cleveland hospitals for military service, Mrs. Miller volunteered for the American Red Cross as a nurse’s aide at Lake Side and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. From 1944-1946, she was employed by the Serial Record Division at the library of Congress in Washington D.C. and she later served as the “storyteller lady” for the Warren, Ohio Public Library Bookmobile Service.

She was ordained a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church and was always active in the churches she attended. While living in Shepherdstown, she was a member of Sherpherdstown Presbyterian Church where she served as past president of Presbyterian Women, church school superintendent and kindergarten teacher. After moving to Waynesboro, she became a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

She was a member of Quincy Village Auxiliary and served as a volunteer at the nursing home visiting with the residents. She also was a member of the Shepherdstown Women’s Club where she served as past treasurer, member and past president of Shepherd College Faculty Wives where she served as a sponsor to the girls of Sigma Sigma, Sigma, Jefferson County WV Association of Retired School Employees and National AARP.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin A. Dailey

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the chapel at Trinity United Church of Christ, Waynesboro with the Rev. Sue D’Heedene and the Rev. Dr. Randall W. Tremba officiating. Burial was private in Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quincy Village Benevolent Care Fund, 6596 Orphanage Road, Waynesboro PA 17268 or Lutheran Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg PA 17202. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.