Doris Miller

Doris Miller

Thursday, February 26th, 1925 Friday, September 20th, 2019

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Obituary for Doris Miller (Maxey)

Doris Miller, 94, of Chambersburg, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Chambers Pointe. Her beloved husband of 60 years, Edwin W. Miller, preceded her in death on May 19, 2011.

Doris was born on February 26, 1925 in Latham, TN to the late William and Lester May Grogan Maxey. Her father owned a three floor general store there that sold groceries, clothing and coffins. After a fire destroyed the store, the family moved to Detroit, MI where her father became an inspector for Chrysler. Doris attended the University of Michigan for two years until her father retired, at which time they moved to Lakeland, FL. She continued her studies at Florida Southern and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She married Edwin Miller who was a chaplain in the US Army during World War II and the Korean War, after which they were stationed for a time in Japan. They touched many lives together through his role of Chaplain in California, Michigan and finally in South Mountain. While her husband served as the Protestant Chaplain, she loved being the secretary to the Administrator at South Mountain Restoration Center until their retirement when they moved to Waynesboro, PA. As the years past they relocated to Menno Haven. She was always a very active member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing, reading, cooking, and caring for her family.

Doris is survived by her sons, David Miller (wife Patti), Elizabethtown, PA, and Paul Miller (wife Adrianne), Atlanta, GA; as well as a dear friend, Russell Rowe; grandchildren, Mary (Miller) Campagna (husband Rob), West Mifflin, PA, Nick and Ryan Miller, Elizabethtown, PA, Grayson and Abigail Miller, Atlanta, GA; and great granddaughter, Gabraella Campagna. In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was preceded in death by three sisters: Euple, Monette, Oma Nell, and brother Ulmont.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Chaplain Brenda Doyle will officiate. Interment will follow the service in Parklawns Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Menno Haven, Attn: Chaplaincy Fund, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
    12:30pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
  • Interment

    Parklawns Memorial Gardens
    3218 Philadelphia Ave.
    Chambersburg, PA
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Jill DiZio

Our deepest condolences to the family. Doris was a lovely woman who meant a great deal to my father, Russell Rowe. He admired her quiet manner, her skill with jigsaw puzzles and her warm companionship.
Sincerely, Jill DiZio and Russell Rowe
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