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November 30, 2015 - 10:08am

Harriet E. Miller

posted by Howard B. Owens.

Alexander - Harriet E. Miller, 98, of Alexander went to be with her Lord on November 27, 2015, at Crossroads House in Batavia. She was born February 21, 1917, in Alexander, a daughter of the late M. Merlyn and Grace (Hickox) Woodruff. 

After graduating from Alexander High School in 1933, she attended Geneseo Normal School from which she received a teaching degree in 1937. She began her career as a school teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Alexander. Once the Alexander district was centralized she became its first 3rd-grade teacher. 

As a young child, she was a member of 4-H and then became a leader as an adult. She was a member of the North Alexander Grange and also served as an associate delegate of the Dairymen’s League Cooperative.  For 15 years, she was secretary of the Maple Hill Cemetery Association. As a lifelong member of North Darien Bible Church, she served as a Sunday School teacher, mission treasurer, and was a member of numerous pastoral search committees. 
Much of her time in recent years was spent gardening, reading, quilting, and cooking and baking in her kitchen. A major joy in her life was her family and following them across the country and around the world.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ray W. Miller, whom she married on August 2, 1941; her siblings - Marjorie Lawrence, Eleanor Klotzbach and Donald Woodruff. Harriet was a beloved mother and is survived by her children - Dorothy (late Scott) Acomb, Lucille (David) MacKenzie, Charles (Laurel) Miller, David (Anne) Miller, and James (Elisabeth) Miller, as well as Everel Mastin, a cousin, who became like a son to her. Her legacy includes 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 4-8 PM at North Darien Bible Church, 9762 Simonds Road, Corfu, New York 14036 where a celebration of her life will be held onWednesday, December 2, 2015, at 11 AM. Burial will be immediately following the service at Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials in her name may be given to North Darien Bible Church, Maple Hill Cemetery Association, 2088 Richley Road, Corfu, New York 14036 or Crossroads House, 11 Liberty Street, Batavia, New York 14020.  Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc 4 East Main Street, Corfu.

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