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Marilyn L. (Smith) Miller

Born: Tue., Mar. 13, 1934
Died: Wed., Jul. 24, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 28, 2019
Location: McKinney Funeral Homes in Youngsville

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 28, 2019
Location: Youngsville Location

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Mon., Jul. 29, 2019
Location: First United Methodist Church, Youngsville

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Marilyn L. Miller, 85, of Youngsville, PA,  entered into eternal life with her Lord and Savior on  Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Born in Warren on March 13, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Marian (Edgett) Smith.  Marilyn  was a graduate of the class of 1952 of Warren High School.  She worked as a teacher's aide in the Warren County School District at Youngsville Elementary and also was the manager for the Warren County Guide for several years.  Marilyn loved being a homemaker and will be remembered for her delicious pies.    She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Youngsville, where  she was very active in her church, was a Past Worthy Matron  (twice) of the Youngsville Order of the Eastern Star  Chapter #478 of Youngsville and  also  formerly served  as Judge of the Youngsville Board of Elections.  Marilyn was a former member of the National Campers and Hikers Assoc. She founded the Alzheimer's Support Group of Warren County.   She and her husband were  former members of the Saturday Night Dance Club in Warren.     Along with her husband, she was also a member of the Brokenstraw Antique Tractor Club and was a proud wife of a Shriner Clown.  She was an avid gardener,  enjoyed crafting and sewing,  was a master at canning foods, a great cake decorator,  amateur photographer, videographer, photo album creator and family archivist.   Marilyn will be remembered for her ability to just look down and find a four-leaf clover.

She was the wife of James L. Miller whom she married in the First  Baptist Church in Warren  on July 12, 1952  and with whom she had just celebrated her 67th wedding anniversary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by 3 daughters,   Grace (John) Backstrom of Warren, PA, Gayle (Larry) Kerman of Getzville, NY, and Geraldine (Chad) Lyter of Allegany, NY; a son, Glenn (Judy) Miller of West Grove, PA; a sister, Annette  Angora of Rochester, NY; a brother- in-law, David (Bonnie) Miller of Youngsville; 11 grandchildren, MaryLynne Kerman,  Kristen (Greg) Spears, Sarah (Jason) Monticue Knox, Brian (Laura) Lyter, Michael (Kristan Callahan) Kerman, Gabrielle (Zach Schifferle) Kerman, Lauren (David) Bowman, Katie Lyter, Mallory Kerman, Marlene Miller, and James R.  Miller; 3 great grandchildren, William Spears, Annalee Lyter, and Alexandra Spears,  and a great grandchild to be born in February of 2020 and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Charles Smith and Melvin Ned Smith, and a sister-in-law, Anita Smith.

Friends are invited to call for a time of visitation on Sunday, July 28th,  from 2-4 & 6-8 pm  at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 West Main St., Youngsville where an Eastern Star Ritual will be held at  5:45 pm.  A funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 225 E. Main St., Youngsville, PA. at 10 am on Monday, July 29,  with Rev. Jeffrey Canter, Pastor officiating.  Graveside Services will follow at Warren County Memorial Park. The family suggests those wishing to place a memorial may do so to  First United Methodist Church of Youngsville or Shriners Hospital, 1645 W 8th St., Erie, PA 16505  Condolences may be left at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Claudia Oceguera
   Posted Thu July 25, 2019


Wishing you some small comfort in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, your teammates from Finance and Stine at FMC Corp.

Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Miller Family: Please accept our prayers & sympathies at this time. Mrs. Miller was truly an icon in Youngsville as well as a role model to me! The Millers were always GREAT friends of our family! Please know that you are being thought of at this time!

Gib Mason
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
To all the Miller families,
She was a great lady. My deepest condolences go out to the families during this sad time.

Paul and June Natale
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
Sending sympathy and prayers to all of you. She was such a lovely lady and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.

Patricia Backstrom
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019

MIXED FRUIT BASKET was sent by Pat Backstrom and Family.

To Marilyn Miller’s Family Please accept our condolences in the loss of your very special Mother and Wife. Praying your sorrow will be uplifted to peaceful thoughts soon. Sincerely, Pat Backstrom and Family

Roberta Arden
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019

MIXED FRUIT BASKET was sent by Roberta Arden.

Sending wishes and prayers of comfort and love to all of Cousin Marilyn's family. May she rest in peace until we meet again, and we will certainly meet again. With love, Cousin Roberta

Paulina Smith
   Posted Fri July 26, 2019
My condolences to the whole family. She certainly made the best pies.

Craig and Diane Allen
   Posted Sat July 27, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of Marilyns passing. What a lovely lady! She was always so kind to my mother.

Debbie & Ken Sumner
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Sympathy, and Hugs to your family.

John Kahle
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Miller family: My sincere sympathy for your loss. Mrs. Miller will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers.

John and Sherryn Martin
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Jim and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Marilyn was a wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew her. Love and God Bless all of you

Richard Huckabone
   Posted Sun July 28, 2019
Jim, I am very sorry for your loss. I know how much you will miss Marilyn. Take care of yourself.
Sincerely, Rich

Stephen & Vivien Meleen
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
Wishing Jim and the rest of your wonderful family peace and for you to know how much your mom had an impact on our lives. We really enjoyed her/your family's Christmas newsletters. Jim, this is so hard on you, we know as Marilyn and you were truly a ''matched pair''. We love you. Steve, Vivien, Billie Jo and family.

david kahle
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the Miller Family. May you find comfort in the many good memories you have of Marilyn.

Ted and Julie
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
So sorry to hear about Marilyn. She will be missed by anyone that knew her. She was a great person and great neighbor and friend.

Diane Kay Becotte
   Posted Mon July 29, 2019
Dear Jim,
My sincere condolences to you and your family. The community has suffered a great loss as well. You and Marilyn attended so many of the reunions and gatherings (as well as sad times) of alumni events, which was very much appreciated. (How did you both remember so many names?) Marilyn will be sadly missed.

Brad Shattuck
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Jim and Family;
My heart opens wide with loving memories of you all. Those summers I worked with you, Jim, and most memorable were those times when we worked close to your home. Marilyn always made such great pies. I don’t think I have had one any better in my life. Over those few years I learned so much and have used so much of what I had learned being around you both. I like to think of life, similar to a vine. While the vine goes through life every year, green leaf’s coming out and the vine growing in length and fruiting only to come to the end and dropping back to dormancy. But be assured that life will go on, as Marilyn’s impact will live on in so many people. I feel lucky to be one of those people.
I hope you sorrow over your loss will ease with time and with love that comes back from sharing so much with so many people.
Brad Shattuck

Pattti Adcock
   Posted Tue July 30, 2019
Glenn, thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. My sincere condolences. - Patti A.

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