Bertha "Betty" Marie Miller
July 30, 1920 – February 2, 2020
Bertha (Betty) Miller, 99, passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Brookdale Grandon Farms in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Betty was born July 30, 1920, in Winona, Minnesota to Frederick and Ada (Hammann) Nytes. Betty was a graduate of Winona High School and St. Theresa’s College in Winona. She later earned her Master’s degree in Library Science from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
On February 9, 1944 in Charleston, SC she married Edward Joseph Miller, USN, who she had met at a college basketball game.
Son James Edward was born in February 1945 in Flint, MI, where Betty was working as librarian at Buckley High School. She and Jim returned to Winona, waiting for Ed to return from World War II. After his return in early 1946, they moved to Minneapolis, MN. In June 1947 Ed re-entered the Navy and the family moved to Norfolk, VA, Cleveland, OH, Washington, DC, San Diego, CA, Philadelphia, PA and Mechanicsburg, PA.
Along the way she worked for various libraries, including the State Library in Harrisburg, and the East Shore Area library in Colonial Park, there as head librarian.
In 1982 she and Ed retired to Palm Coast, FL where she served as librarian. They moved in 1992 to Freedom Plaza, Sun City Center, FL, and then in 2016 she and Ed moved back to Mechanicsburg, PA.
Betty and Ed celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2019. She enjoyed cruising, reading, volunteering and entertaining her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, in July 2019. She is survived by their son, Jim Miller and his wife, Carol, of Camp Hill, and their three children: two sons, Scott and his wife, Christy, and their two children, Ashley and Ben, of Dillsburg; Tod and his wife, Kara, of Imperial, PA, and a daughter, Karen Marinari, her husband, Dan, and their son, Gio, of Ijamsville, MD. A third grandson, Brian Edward, of Camp Hill, passed away in March of 2018.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 11:30 AM at the Rolling Green Cemetery Chapel, 1811 Carlisle Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Interment will be at Rolling Green Cemetery next to her husband. A private luncheon follows.
The family suggests any memorial contributions please be made to a library of your choice.
- Frederick Nytes, Father (deceased)
- Ada (Hammann) Nytes, Mother (deceased)
- Edward Joseph Miller, Husband (deceased)
- James Edward Miller, Son
- Carol Miller, Daughter In-Law
- Brian Edward Miller, Grandson (deceased)
- Scott (Christy) Miller, Grandson
- Ben Miller, Great Grandson
- Ashley Miller, Great Granddaughter
- Tod (Kara) Miller, Grandson
- Karen (Dan) Marinari, Granddaughter
- Gio Marinari, Great Grandson
- Graveside Service Monday, February 10, 2020