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Barbara E. Miller

1932 - 2015

Barbara E. Miller 83, of Fairmont Dr. Watsontown, passed away on December 11, 2015 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  Born in Lewisburg on September 27, 1932 she was he daughter of the late Storres C. and Bessie V. (Klase) Winters.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Norman Swanger and was married to James Miller, who survives, on December 27, 1986.  They were married for almost 29 years.

Barbara graduated from Lewisburg High School in 1951 and worked as a secretary for V&H Motors in Lewisburg.  She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Brethren in Lewisburg where she had served on the social committee.   She enjoyed crocheting and doing jigsaw puzzles, earlier in her life she liked to fish and golf.  Barbara also collected and sold Princess House. 

She is survived by two daughters Deborah E. Swanger of Middleburg and Betty M. Brearley of Berwick, three stepsons Donald Miller of Watsontown, James Miller of Turbotville, and Robert Miller of Milton, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, and eight step great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her first husband Norman, a son Dennis N. Swanger, and a sister Betty Wagner.

Friends and relatives will be received from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday December 16 at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St. Milton, where the funeral will be held at 11 with her pastor the Rev. David McCarty officiating.  Burial will be in Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family welcomes flowers but if desired memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090


It's hard to say goodbye, but wonderful memories will keep you with me. I Love you Aunt Barb.

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Barb was a wonderful lady,and she will be dearly missed by all.

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