Ruth J. Miller, 89, formerly of Lowville

LOWVILLE, NY —  Ruth J. Miller, 89, formerly of East State Street, Lowville, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, at Menig Nursing Home, Randolph Center, Vermont.

Due to Covid, services will be held in the spring with burial at Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, NY.

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1931, in Martinsburg, NY, a daughter of the late Aaron and Susan Ressler Jantzi.

Ruth graduated in 1950 from Lowville Academy and from The House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, NY, in 1954 with a degree as a Registered Nurse.

On Nov. 26, 1954, she married Howard D. Miller at Lowville Mennonite Church, with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Howard passed away Aug. 4, 2007.

She worked as a registered nurse at Lewis County General Hospital for many years, retiring in 1989.

She was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church and has been attending Taftsville Chapel Mennonite Fellowship, Taftsville, VT.  Ruth loved God, her family and her church family.

Mrs. Miller is survived by a daughter and her husband, Carmeleta M. and David Beidler, White River Junction, Vermont; two sons and their wives, Howard D. and Cheryl Miller, Sinking Spring, PA, and Sven E. and Laurie Miller of New Holland, PA; a son-in-law, Dr. Tad Heinz, Colorado Springs, CO; two brothers and their wives, Mark and Rita Jantzi, Schenectady, and Daniel and Faye Jantzi, Lowville; a sister, Mary Smith, Lowville; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Heidi M. Heinz; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Phyllis Jantzi, and Howard and Barbara Jantzi.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA  17501-0500.

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