Wilma Ranta

Wilma L Ranta (Miller)

Wednesday, February 1st, 1933 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Wilma Lee Miller, Ranta, 86, of Fayetteville, PA went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born February 1, 1933, in Zenith, WV, she was the daughter of the late Frederick Aaron Miller and Margaurite Vernon Miller.
Wilma grew up in Zenith, WV and was a 1951 graduate of Gap Mills High School. She worked for the FBI in Washington, DC and met her husband, Bill, while living there. They moved from the DC area to Fayetteville in 1987, where she was a member of New Guilford Brethren In Christ Church. She was a prayer warrior all her life, constantly praying for the sick and visiting shut-ins. She had many wonderful friends and loved her Aglow and Stay-Focused groups. Wilma was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Sulo William “Bill” Ranta; sister, Carol Miller of Leland, NC and brother, Roger Miller and wife Ginny of Ceredo, WV; two daughters, Karen Dixon and husband Lyle of Fayetteville, PA and Lisa Zingerman and husband Scott of Tulsa, OK; six grandchildren, Aaron Dixon, Brad Dixon, Corey Dixon and wife Nina, Shanna Simms, Andrew Zingerman and wife Cailyn, and Jenna Zingerman; 8 great- grandchildren, Shawn, Jasmine, Bella, Lori, Jozy, Rocco, Cecilia, and Justus; and a great great-granddaughter, Kinsey; and numerous precious cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick “Billy” Miller and his wife Sharon.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 11 AM at New Guilford BIC Church, 1575 Mont Alto Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202, where Pastor Lawton Jacobs and Pastor Bob Verno will officiate. Private interment will be held at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 11:00am
    New Guilford Brethren In Christ Cemetery
    Mont Alto Road
  • Interment

    Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    RR #2, Box 484
    ANNVILLE, PA 17003
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Lawrence and Darlene Hoffman

Posted at 05:43pm
Karen and families, so so sorry to hear of your loss but oh what a gain for Mrs. Ranta, she was always so nice and happy when I would see her when I was with Karen. Heaven has a new tenant and she is waiting for the rest of you to join her someday, please don't let her down. She was a great mom, grandma, etc. and a great example. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Sandra Kay (Miller) Hodge

Posted at 07:48am
You all are in m y thought s and prayers.She was a special lady. Love and hugs.

Cathy Clark and John Clark

Posted at 06:23pm
Dear Sulo, Karen, Lisa and Family, Sending you all my love and prayers. I have such fond memories of Wilma. Blessings.
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Posted at 03:55pm
"Aunt Wilma" will remain in our hearts forever.
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