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Bernice M. Miller, 94, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at The Grove of New Wilmington.
Born Oct. 25, 1922, in Rose Point, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of L. Sheridan and M. Edith Stoner Stickel.
She married Raymond K. Miller on March 8, 1945, and he preceded her in death.
She was a graduate of Princeton High School.
She was a clerk at Isaly's, wallpapered for others, and enjoyed being a homemaker.
She attended Princeton Memorial Presbyterian Church.
She enjoyed sewing and quilting. Bernice was an excellent seamstress, making wedding gowns for her daughters as well as other family members.
She is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Paul) Hall of Harlansburg, Sandra (Ronald) Suchonic of Butler and Patty (Edwin) Moore of New Castle; a sister-in-law, Nancy Stickel of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Kenneth Hall, Laurie (Jacob) Vorrath, Kevin Hall, Timothy (Glenna) Suchonic, Tracy (Rich) Rankin, Kristene (Scott) Getz and Bethany (Glenn) Reno; and seven great-grandchildren, Christian Vorrath, Madison Suchonic, Sydnee Suchonic, Tyler Rankin, James Getz, Jenna Getz and Nicholas Reno.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Samuel Gongaware; three brothers, William, Gaylord and Sam Stickel; and three sisters, Ella Majors, Ethel Kline Dick and Cora Belle Miller.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on October 15, 2017
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