Shirley M. Miller, age 91, of Elverson, PA, passed from earthly life to her eternal home in heaven on Friday, January 8, 2021, at the Reading Hospital, following an illness. Born in Hegins, PA, on January 18, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Victor and Maude Strausser. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Lee Miller, in 1996, and her son-in-law, Charley Helms, in 2015. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Lori Helms of Morgantown, PA, and her son and daughter-in-law, John and Lisa Miller of Elverson, PA. She is also survived by two granddaughters: Jennifer and husband Nathan Spece of Odessa, FL, and Christina and husband Will Longacre of Sinking Spring, PA. She is survived by three step-grandchildren: Mike Helms and his wife Lyn of Las Vegas, NV, Michele Worth of Kissimmee, FL, and Lisa Helms of Julian, PA. Shirley also has five great-granddaughters who were joys in her life: Madelyn Spece, Raegan Longacre, Brielle Longacre, Joslyn Longacre, and
Taylor Worth. Shirley has one surviving sibling, brother Richard Strausser with his wife Mary Lou of Elverson, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
Shirley was a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, and sister. Her love and care will be missed by those who remain, but we know she is at peace with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and she is free from all pain and suffering. Shirley was devoted to her church, Ebenezer Bible Chapel, on Warwick Furnace Road, Elverson, even when her health prohibited her attendance. Shirley enjoyed sewing, puzzle books, and reading.
There will be no viewing, and services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Shirley’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, or to Ebenezer Bible Chapel, PO Box 233, Elverson, PA 19520.
Arrangements are being handled by The Labs Funeral Home, Honey Brook, PA 19344.