Donna Jean Miller

Date of Death: 1/29/2019

Donna Jean Miller

Jan. 30, 1938 to Jan. 29, 2019

Donna Jean Miller, 80, Altoona, passed away on Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Mary P. Murray.  She married Clarence Edward Miller on June 9, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 2011.

Surviving are her son, Robert E. (Sharon) Miller of Altoona; three daughters:  Barbara (Hank) Williams of Altoona, Brenda (Butch) Eckard in Florida and Michelle (Ernie) Tiller in South Carolina; 11 grandchildren: Brittni (Brad) Williams, Bryan (April) Miller, Matthew (Ashley) Williams, Michael Miller, Randy (Lauren) Williams, Kevin (Misty) McConnell, Justin (Jami) Cruthers, Jeffrey Cruthers, Christina (Kevin) Rock, Shelby (Zach) Armstrong, and Emily (Zach) Bookhamer; and nine great-grandchildren.

She retired from the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home in Environmental Services.

She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Bereavement Committee. 

Donna enjoyed crafts, shopping, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, family gatherings and trips to Disney.  She was a devoted caretaker to her husband Eddie through his declining health problems, allowing him to remain in the family home.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA  16601 where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg.  Committal will be held at Blair Memorial Park in Bellwood.

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