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Irene I. Miller | 80

January 10, 1943 - July 14, 2023

Irene I. Miller, 80, of West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 10, 1943 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late LeRoy Oertly and Ruth Watson Oertly Ward.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Johnsonburg schools.

On January 21, 1961 in the Maria Lutheran Church, she married the late Arnold Arthur Miller, who preceded her in death on November 15, 2015.

Irene is survived by two daughters: Kelly D’Amore (Mike) of St. Marys and Carol Eckert of Kersey; two sons: LeRoy Miller (Maureen) of St. Marys and Arnold “A.J.” Miller (Cindy) of Johnsonburg; nine grandchildren: Michael Rettger, Tyler Rettger, Shawn Miller, Ashlei Harrington, Joseph Eckert, Abby Bradford, Mark Anderson, Keila Miller, and Trevor Miller; sixteen great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Ron Ward of DuBois and John Ward of Emporium.

In addition to her husband and parents, Irene was preceded in death by two grandsons, Robert Rettger and James Eckert; a great-grandson; two sisters: Barbara Russell and Valjean Ward; and three brothers: LeRoy Oertly, Ray Ward, and Jim Ward.

Irene was a member of the Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Fox Township Senior Center.  She was an avid Cinch player and spent hours each day crocheting.  She would crochet hats and blankets for the patients at Hahne Cancer Center.  She cherished her time with her family and will be missed.

Visitation for Irene will be in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM.

Funeral services will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 10:00AM with the Rev Ann Foor officiating.  Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Senior Center, 365 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.



July 18, 2023
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

July 19, 2023
10:00 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

July 19, 2023
11:00 AM
Parklawn Memorial Gardens

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  1. My sincere sympathy Carol, Kelly and your families on the passing of your mother/grandmother. She was a lovely lady who will be missed by many. I remember all your children from Fox Township Elementary back in the day! Many of them were in my 3rd grade class! Good times! It was a pleasure to have known all of you! Rest in peace, Iva.

  2. Kelly, Carol, LeRoy and AJ – Your Mom will always share a special place in ours. We have so many memories of our time spent with Iva in Toby, going camping, catching lightning bugs in the side yard, etc. She will be deeply missed.

    Helen, Denise, Lisa and Debbie

  3. AJ, Cindy, and family – I’m so sorry to hear of Iva’s passing. You have my deepest sympathies and are in my thoughts and prayers.

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