Helen P. Miller

December 5, 1940 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 78)

Helen P. Miller, 78, of Lewistown, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at home.

Born Dec. 5, 1940, in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Rachel (Foust) Coder.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Tara Jo and Ivy.

She is survived by: her husband, Ulysses W. Miller, whom she married on July 31, 1969; children, Theresa McDaniels and husband, John, of Bellefonte, Laurie Miller, of Lewistown, Karen Byler and husband, Lawerence, of Florida, Kimberly Rittenhouse and husband, Brian, of Lewistown, five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, James D. Coder and wife, Janet, of State College.

She graduated from Penns Valley High School, Class of 1958.

Earlier in life, Helen worked at the American Viscose and Scotties. She helped in assisted living for Malta Home, where she later retired. She enjoyed collecting items of chickens and owls.

Helen’s request was to share the following poem titled, “When I Must Leave You,” by Helen Steiner Rice:

When I must leave you for a little while

Please do not grieve and shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you through the years

But start out bravely with a gallant smile;

And for my sake and in my name

Live on and do all things the same,

Feed not your loneliness on empty days,

But fill each waking hour in useful ways,

Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;

And never, never be afraid to die,

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

Per Helen’s request, no services will be held.


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