Sharon (Herman) Miller, 61, treasured her family

By on February 27, 2013

Sharon Elaine (Herman) Miller, 61, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Ephrata on July 21, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Harold Herman and Arlene (Buckwalter) Herman.

Sharon was the wife of Ronald L. Miller and together they celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Sharon was a graduate of Garden Spot High School. She was a former employee of Victor F. Weaver, Inc., New Holland, Bareville Garment, Martindale and Friendship Community, Lancaster.

Sharon enjoyed crocheting, bowling, and watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon. Each summer she looked forward to vacationing with her family at the beach.

Sharon’s greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She treasured holidays spent with her family.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five children: Melissa (Cris) Miller; Julie Dilbeck; Lori (Alan) Simpson; Lisa (Gregg) Swartley; and Jeffrey (Karen) Miller; seven grandchildren: Dalton and Grace Miller; Stephanie Miller; Christina Bryan; Matthew Simpson; Kelly Ice; and Ryan Miller; and eight great-grandchildren.

She is also survived two siblings: Harold "Pete" (Karen) Herman, Jr.; and Connie Rhoades.

Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Voran officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Sharon’s memory to the American Diabetes Association at

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