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Lillian Margaret "Peg" (Diehl) Miller

May 7, 1932 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Lillian Margaret Miller

May 7, 1932   ~  July 17, 2023

     Lillian Margaret “Peg” Miller, of Martinsburg, PA, died at the age of 91. She was born in Everett, PA, the daughter of Robert and Nellie (Calhoun) Diehl. On February 21, 1953, she married James Miller of Bedford, PA.

     Surviving are her children: Cheryl Dellasega of Hershey, PA, Carol Waltersdorf (husband, Robert) of Vestal, NY, James Miller Jr. (wife, Elizabeth) of Baltimore, MD, and Elizabeth Cook (husband, David) of Harrisburg, PA; grandchildren: Jason Waltersdorf, Matthew Thorn, Amy Gould, Ellen Dellasega, Joseph Dellasega, Anthony Dress, Katherine Miller, Josephine Dress, Sydney Miller, Seneca Cook, David Cook, and Aurora Cook; great-grandchildren: Krysta Thorn, Blaire Dellasega, Emalynn Thorn, Andrew Gould, Janzel Dellasega, Madelyn Gould, Juno Dellasega, Hannah Waltersdorf, and Evan Waltersdorf; a sister, Nellie Howser (husband, Jim); and a brother Thomas Diehl (wife, Marie).

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; a son, Timothy; and a son-in-law, Paul Dellasega.

     Peg was a registered nurse, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She worked at the Bedford and Bellefonte hospitals as well as in a private medical practice in State College, PA. Upon her husband’s graduation from Penn State and their move to Vestal, NY, she became a stay at home mom, caring for her children through their school years. Peg was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school, chairing the Altar Guild, and taking Stephens Ministry and Bethel Bible Series classes. Peg was a hospice volunteer and worked for the Vestal Board of Elections for 12 years. When Jim retired in 1992, they moved to Fayetteville, PA, where Peg continued caring for others as a member of the church Barnabas team, visiting nursing homes and shut-ins and mentoring young people from the church, becoming a certified Adult Ministry Specialist. Throughout her life, Peg’s love of quilting, sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, hat making, memory books, holiday decorations, and more resulted in countless keepsakes and mementos shared with friends and family. Some of the more than 100 quilts she made were exhibited in shows and now keep her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren warm with memories of the love she stitched in them.

     Peg’s faith was strong. She loved to talk about the Lord and set a good example for her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, she asks you to consider a donation to the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association to help others who suffer from this disorder.

     Friends will be received from 10 until 11am, Thursday, July 20, 2023, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, where a funeral service will begin at 11am at the church. Private interment will be held at Everett Cemetery.

     Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.


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July 20, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church
300 S. Mulberry St.
Martinsburg, PA 16662

Funeral Service
July 20, 2023

11:00 AM
Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church
300 S. Mulberry St.
Martinsburg, PA 16662


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