Lillie Miller, 93, of Shade Gap, passed away peacefully at home on March 3, 2021. Lillie was born July 11, 1927 in Shade Gap, PA. She was one of eighteen children born to the late John and Bertha (Jones) Colyer.
Lillie is survived by two children, William C. Miller of Shade Gap, and Maxine J. Porcelli of Chambersburg. She is also survived by one brother William Colyer, nine grandchildren, and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Lillie was preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Miller, children Michael A. Miller, Susan J. Brant, and John F. Miller; siblings Russell Colyer, Earle Colyer, Kurt Colyer, Clair Colyer, Annabelle Lake, Jessie Price, Mabel Crotsley, Grace Hershberger, Mary Louise Smith, Ruth Meyers, Whitey Colyer, Maxine “Flip” Mellott-Colyer.
As well as being a loving homemaker, Lillie worked in several different jobs throughout her life including babysitting, working in the orchards, as church secretary, and at Letterkenny Army Depot.
Lillie was truly kind, generous, and cared deeply for people. She was loved by everyone who knew her. She had a deep faith and strong Christian values. Growing up music was especially important to Lillie. She enjoyed listening to music, had a beautiful singing voice, and yodeled in her younger days. Toward her later years she enjoyed visits from friends and family and watching the birds and squirrels from her bedroom window.
Friends and family will be received Monday March 8, 2021 from 12 Noon until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, Pastor Dan Fox, officiant. Interment to follow at Fair Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to UPMC Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive Altoona, PA 16602
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heath-Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 61 E. Shirley St., Mount Union, “Honored Provider of Veterans Funeral Care™.” Condolences may be made at AndersonFamilyFuneralHomes.com.
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