MILLER, Joan, 84, of Westlawn, Martins Ferry, OH, died Monday, November 11, 2013.
She was born in Wheeling, WV, on August 18, 1929, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Walas) Sheleva.
She was the owner and operator of Miller Catering of Colerain, OH for 40 years. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio, and also a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church of Wheeling, WV.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Miller, Sr.; two brothers, Alex and John Sheleva; five sisters, Mary Bowman, Catherine Kilgore, Norma Tomczyk, Olga Shaffer and Anne Szemreylo.
She is survived by five sons, William A. (Rhoda Ann) Miller, Jr., Chicago, IL; John M. (Juli) Miller, Athens, OH; Laurence J. (Mike Unzueta) Miller, Rome, Italy; Thomas P. (Juliane) Miller, Alexandria, VA; Andrew J. (Julie) Miller, Weyers Cave,. VA; three daughters, Judith E. (Robert) Gildow, Bridgeport, OH; Paula J. Hill, Martins Ferry, OH; M. Cindy (Gary) Neitzelt, Circleville, OH; 16 grandchildren Joseph Gildow, Natalie Eddy, David Yoder, Ron Hill, Brittany Van Culin, Bethany McFerin, Margot Miller, Billy Neitzelt, Jacob, Johanna and Avenelle Miller, Simon and Lara Miller and Ian, Riley and Trey Miller; seven great-grandchildren, Erek, Carter, Aubrey, Maddox, Ryder, Howie and Olivia. She is also survived by her sister, Eva Morrow and special niece, Sister Mary Bowman.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Keller Funeral Home, 615 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, where friends will be received Friday 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday with Father Dale Torres at the funeral home and Panachida Ukrainian service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Father Michael B. Krupka.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Colerain, Ohio. at noon on Saturday, November 16, 2013, with Father Torres officiating.
Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, OH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 72581 U.S. Route 250, Colerain, OH 43916 or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Ukrainian Catholic Church, 4136 Jacob Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.
Condolences to the family may be made by signing the guest book online at www.kellerfuneralhome. com.