ROEDA ELLEN MILLER, age 85 years, a resident of Silver Spring, MD, and more recently a resident of Porterwood, WV, departed this life Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Cortland Acres at Thomas, WV.
She was born Saturday, October 7, 1933 at Parsons, WV, a daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth DeVilder Miller.
Surviving are her sister, Becky Miller and a “special sister” Shorty Hill, both of Kinston, NC.; her Aunt, Nola DeVilder; and several cousins.
Preceding her in death is her sister, Nancy Lou Miller.
Roeda was a graduate of Parsons high School with the class of 1951. She began her career with Plummer Baker’s grocery store and the Tucker County Bank in Parsons. She was also employed by the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, DC from which she retired in 2010. Roeda was proud to be a member of the Order of Eastern Star for sixty-seven years, with dual membership in Newburg Chapter # 143 and Parsons Chapter # 91. She dearly loved the O.E.S. having served as Worthy Matron and chaired most, if not all the other offices. The highlight of her sixty-seven years with this organization was her appointment to serve as Grand Warder of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia in 2016-2017. She fulfilled her duties with dignity and grace as Grand Representative to several states. Until the time of her death, Roeda traveled widely throughout the State visiting the local Chapters during Grand Visitations. She enjoyed crafts, particularly crocheting, counted cross-stitch and plastic canvas and she was an accomplished seamstress. She was Methodist by faith.
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. On Tuesday evening at 5 p.m., the West Virginia Grand Family of 2016-2017 will present the Order of the Eastern Star service. All are invited to attend. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday morning, May 29, 2019 at 11 a.m. The Reverend Neil Parsons will officiate, and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for ROEDA ELLEN MILLER. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.