Ella Kathryn Miller (1923 - 2016)

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Ella Kathryn Miller, 93, of Brookville, Pa., formerly of Corsica and Summerville, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016, at her home at North Fork Heights.
Ella was born in Troutville, Pa., on April 20, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Charles Reitz and Zella Geraldine (Allshouse) Reitz.
She was a 1941 graduate of Summerville High School. On Nov. 8, 1941, she was married to John T. Miller in Summerville, Pa. He preceded her in death. She was employed by Fairbrook and Sylvania in Brookville, and Rolo in Punxsutawney. She also cleaned houses for many years. Ella was a member of the Summerville United Methodist Church.
Ella enjoyed gardening, flowers, Bingo, and quilting. She was very active in the church, and enjoyed helping with Sunday School classes. She always enjoyed playing board games with her friends. They played every week.
She is survived by three sons, Donald L. (Linda) Miller of Brookville, James B. (Sheila) Miller and David L. (Jean) Miller, both of Sebastian, Fla. Also surviving is a sister, Barbara (Ken) Himes of Summerville, four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Along with her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her step-father, James Ditty; three brothers, Don, Ernest, and Russell Reitz; and a stepbrother, Blaine Ditty.
Her family will receive friends on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday Sept. 16, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Furlong Funeral Home, (www.furlongfuneralhome.com), Gregory K. Furlong FD, corner of Broad St. and First Ave., Summerville, Pa. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Saxman officiating. Interment will take place at Vandervort Cemetery, Clover Twp. Jefferson Co. PA.
Per the family's wishes, memorial donations may be made to the Summerville United Methodist Church, 154 West Penn St. Summerville, PA 15864.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 14, 2016