Miller, Wilma I.


Wilma I. Miller, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home October 12, 2021. 

Born April 26, 1937, in Somerset to Clifford and Geneva (Felton) Derencin, she was  preceded in death by her parents, sisters JoAnn Rossi and Betty Bruner, sisters-in-law Mary Jo Derencin and Joyce Derencin. 

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Marlin A. Miller, and children  Karen Miller, David (Betty Lou) Miller, Mark (Michelle) Miller, Amy (Sotiris) Aggelou, Anita (Ryan) Berich; sister Barbara (George) Harris; brothers Bernard Derencin, Donald (Judy) Derencin, twin brother Wilbur Derencin; brothers-in-law Ronald Bruner, Joseph Rossi; grandchildren Austin Miller, Anastasia and Iliana Aggelou, Hannah Miller, Tyler Berich, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wilma attended Braum one-room school for grades 1-8, was a member of the National Honor Society, and graduated from Somerset High School in 1955. She was a stay-at-home mom until her youngest child was in middle school.  She then was employed as a secretary at Belle Vernon School District, Office of the Aging in Monessen, North American Manufacturing, and Camp Allegheny. 

As a pastor’s wife, she was a great help during 60 years of Christian ministry.  Wilma and Marlin served as tour hosts for several trips to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Greece.  She read her Bible through each year and prayed daily for family and friends. 

Wilma enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, crossword puzzles, cruises, camping, gardening, canning, freezing, and baking.  She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her life was an example of God’s love and service. She was a member of the Shanksville United Methodist Church.

Family received friends on Friday, Oct. 15 at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin.  A celebration of her life and faith was held Saturday at Shanksville UMC with Pastors Robert Katzenstein and Douglas Burns officiating. Interment was in Somerset Co. Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank In Touch Hospice of Somerset for their loving care and those who have prayed for Wilma and her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp Allegheny, 100 Camp Allegheny Drive, Stoystown, PA 15563.