Philena W. Miller DuanesburgPhilena W. Miller, 83, passed away on May 2, 2012 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Johnstown, NY, a daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Hauser) Bolster. Philena married her beloved husband, Earl Miller, on September 20, 1946. She and Earl raised five children while working a dairy farm in Duanesburg, NY. She entered the work force, and for over 25 years worked for the New York State Dept. of Labor, from where she retired. Philena received her GED and continued taking college courses throughout her busy life. She is survived by children, Dr. Alfred C. (Maryellen) Miller of Pennsylvania, Donna L. (Fred) Kramer CPA of South Carolina, Dr. Lois M. Miller of Schenectady, NY and Darlene Miller of Troy, NY. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Marsha Miller, Mark (Carol) Miller, Steve (Agnes) Kramer and Shawn (Sheri) Kramer, five great-grandchildren and her loving niece, Alice Miller. Philena was predeceased by her husband, Earl and her son, E. Alan Miller. Family and friends are invited to call at the White VanBuren Funeral Home, 1779 Main Street, Delanson from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Martin Road, Fultonville, NY. Philena loved flowers, both annual and perennial flowers. Any are welcome to make her life's celebration more colorful and beautiful.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on May 8, 2012