SPRING GROVE Elwood H. Miller, 86, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Cross Keys Village at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. He was the loving husband of Phyllis M. Miller. Together they shared over 65 years of marriage. Elwood was born in Spring Grove, on August 21, 1926, and was the son of the late Mary A. (Hoover) Miller and William M. Miller. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Medic in the Big Red 1 stationed in Neustadt, Germany. He earned his GED in 1983 and worked in sales in the plumbing and building supply industry for many years prior to retiring. He was a longtime member of Black Rock Church of the Brethren. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by his daughters, Tenna Conover of Hanover and husband, Terry, and Trudy Wagner and husband, Terry of Dover; his son, E. Anthony Miller and wife, Cindy of Abbottstown; seven grandsons, Josh Conover, Tyke Conover, Tyson Wagner, Trent Wagner, Tyler Wagner, Zane Miller, and Andrew Miller; and his great-grandchildren, Teague, Cassidy, Peyton, Rowan, Hunter Elwood, Kwynn, and Ryder. He is also survived by his brother, Wayne L. Miller of Spring Grove; and his sisters, Lauretta Sterner, Ethel Donner, Marlene Ayers, and Charlene Miller, all of Spring Grove. He was predeceased by his sisters, Mildred Krout and Janet Miller; and his brother, Glenn E. Miller. A funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Irwin-Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service PC, 175 N Main St., Spring Grove, with Pastors David Miller and Larry Dentler officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Spring Grove. Viewings will be held on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Good Samaritan Fund at the Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350. Condolences may be shared at www.irwinbeck.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Dec. 22, 2012