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Edith E. Miller

January 10, 1936 — February 11, 2022

Mechanicsburg

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Edith "Edie" E. Miller

Edith “Edie” E. Miller, age 86, a resident of Messiah Lifeways, Mechanicsburg, PA, entered Heaven’s gates on Friday, February 11, 2022, at the West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA.  Edith was born January 10, 1936, in Williamsville, New York.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe D. and Trena May (Brown) Miller, also from Williamsville, New York; a brother, Gilbert, from Lynchburg, VA, on January 11, 2021; and a nephew, Allen E. Miller, on December 1, 2018.

Edith is survived by her sister, Sharon (Earl) Herr of Martinsburg, PA; her sister-in-law, Earleen Miller of Lynchburg, VA; her three nephews: Robin Miller (Kelly) of Lynchburg, VA; Scott Herr (Rebecca) of Virginia Beach, VA; Ryan Herr (Ruby) of Palmyra, PA; her three nieces: Ruth Wolfe (Allen) of Altoona, PA; Laura Clark (Michael) of Woodbury, PA; Rebecca Winger (Jonathan) of Mechanicsburg, PA; her twelve grandnieces; nine grandnephews; and two great grandnieces.

Edie graduated from high school at Niagara Christian College, Fort Erie, Canada in 1953 and graduated with a degree in Education from Messiah University in 1957.  She furthered her education by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Buffalo while home on furlough.

Edie accepted Jesus into her heart at the tender age of four and went to Zambia (and Zimbabwe for a short time) right after graduating from Messiah.  She spent 41 years there, serving primarily as Head Mistress of the Macha Secondary Girls’ School.  She also led the girls’ choir there.

Upon retirement, Edith joined her mother at Messiah Village for two years until her passing and remained there until she herself passed.  While at Messiah Lifeways, she was active as deacon, thus serving on the Church Board, as a Sunday school teacher, a pianist for Worship Services, singing in the choir, and serving as Chair Person on the Missions Committee for the past ten years.

Edie’s love for people was evident in all the responses she received from letters, e-mails, visits, and, yes, Face Book.  Her contacts included missionaries, present and retired, from all over the world; especially those from our Brethren In Christ Church plus other mission organizations, and co-laborers in Zambia.  In addition, family meant a great deal to Edith and she was always interested in what her family was doing, including distant relatives as well as her siblings, nieces, nephews, and their children.  A highlight of her life was family gatherings, especially the Miller Reunion.

When alone in her room, her constant companion was her computer to connect with above mentioned and to also play jigsaw puzzles.  Edie was also exceptionally good in the art of counted cross stitch as demonstrated in pictures, pillows, plaques and cards.

All are welcome to join Edie’s family at her Celebration of Life Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Grantham Brethren in Christ Church, 421 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Edith’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at the Church immediately following the service.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Edith’s life can be made to Brethren in Christ U.S. World Missions, 431 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, www.bicus.org/donate.

Edith’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Edith’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Grantham Brethren in Christ Church

421 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, June 11, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Grantham Brethren in Christ Church

421 Grantham Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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