Yvonne (Brown) Miller

Born: Tue., Oct. 31, 1922
Died: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Rife Center at Bethany Village

Food & Fellowship

12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Rife Center at Bethany Village

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Yvonne (Brown) Miller

Yvonne (Brown) Miller, age 95, of Mechanicsburg, died peacefully at Bethany Village, “The Oaks”, after a seven year battle with dementia, Alzheimer type.  Yvonne was born on Tuesday, October 31, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Clarence C. and Izetta (Fox) Brown and they lived in Lakewood, Ohio.  In addition to her parents, Yvonne is preceded in death by her younger sister, Theresa, who died in 2006.

Following graduation from Lakewood High School in 1939, she attended Virginia Intermont Collage and Ohio University where she met James Edward Miller, a U.S. Navy Cadet.  They were married on April 22, 1944.  The family lived in Lakewood, OH; Connecticut; Rochester, NY; Dallas, TX; and moved to Camp Hill, PA in 1955.

Yvonne’s survivors include her loving husband of 73 years, Jim; her daughter, Barbara Bull; her son, James Miller and his wife, Jacque Hansbrough; her five grandchildren: Christine Hilferty, Catherine Bull, Suzanne Bull, Eric Miller, and Andrew Miller; and her two great-grandchildren: Jake and Jordan Hilferty.

For over forty years, Yvonne was a noted historian, collector, author, and instructor of early American Arts including rug hooking, doll making, miniatures, and needlework through her affiliation with Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts.

All are welcome to join Yvonne’s family at her memorial service on Saturday, January 13, 2018, starting at 11:00 a.m. in Rife Center at Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Rev. Dr. Brand W. Eaton officiating.  Yvonne’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship immediately following her service.  Cremation followed by interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, PA was private.

The family sends their most heartfelt thanks to everyone at Bethany Village who so lovingly cared for Yvonne.  Contributions in celebration of Yvonne’s life can be made to Asbury Bethany Village Care Assurance Fund, 325 Wesley Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Yvonne’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Yvonne’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Christopher Webstsr
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
To the Miller and Bull Family,
I’m deeply sadden by Yvonne’s passing. May she look down from the clouds and guide you all and smile proudly on everyone. As the Irish pray goes “May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”

I love you all!

Don Fure and Caroline Kempf Fure
   Posted Tue December 12, 2017
Dear Jim and family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you in the loss of Yvonne. Indeed, the road was a long one for Yvonne, you Jim and family, as her memory slipped away. My brother, Frank Kempf, was in the same unit as Yvonne so Don and I would often see Jim walking Yvonne in her wheelchair; we would chat briefly and at times she would respond. Jim always showed loving care, compassion and patience to Yvonne. Now Yvonne has been called home and her struggle is over. May God bless you, Jim, and your family and help you through this very sad time. Most sincerely, Caroline (Kempf) and Don Fure

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