Joan C. Miller, 85, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Cadbury at Lewes. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 28, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph and Ella (O’Brien) Woeste.
Mrs. Miller was born and raised in Cincinnati, where along with her husband she raised their two sons. Once her sons were grown she went on to work a 20-plus-year career at Graeter’s Ice Cream in Cincinnati until retirement when she and her husband moved to Lewes in 2001. Mrs. Miller was a lady of strong faith and was an active parishioner at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Cincinnati and St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes. She also volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, reading and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Miller was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert C. Miller in December 2010; her brother, Joseph Woeste; and her two sisters: Ann Kunnen and Rita Dalman. She is survived by her two sons: Douglas C. Miller and his wife Maureen of Milton, and Edward M. Miller and his wife Adrienne Nowaki of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandchildren: Sarah Miller of Chicago, Ill., Laura Miller of Boston, Mass., and Jonathan Miller of Milton; two sisters: Margaret Raible and her husband Earl of Cincinnati, and Rosemary Verdon of Louisville, Ky.; and one sister-in-law, Catherine Woeste of Cincinnati.
A committal service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery Chapel, 11000 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Lewes.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777.