Evelyn D. Miller, 81, of Mt. Pleasant (East Huntingdon Township), passed peacefully Sunday, July 29, 2012, at home surrounded by family. She was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Acme, the daughter of the late Jay T. and Elva Wadsworth.
Gramma Miller, as hundreds called her, was the center of the family and she leaves a great legacy. She was unique and gave her family a lifetime of funny stories and happy memories. She raised a lot of kids in her house and touched a lot of lives. With her door always open and everyone always welcomed, her house was regularly filled by family and friends, especially at the holidays. She was the 'all-time' pitcher for her grandchildren s and their friends softball and whiffle ball games until they kept hitting the ball over the barn. She and Calvin attended their baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball games, track meets, gymnastics meets, and shooting matches from T-Ball League through their college years. She was also delighted to throw a few innings and toss the ball around with some of the great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Elwood Wadsworth and son-in-law, Wayne Rath.
She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Calvin; her five children, Dean and his wife, Carol, Cindy and her husband, Jack Obruba, Jennie and Gary Cline, Kathy and her husband, Tim Fretts, Danny and Lisa Pastorius; 12 grandchildren, Chad (Charlene) Miller, Becky (Mike) Oravetz, Ann Rath (fiance, Corey Shipley), Amy Rath (Jonathan Stern), Brad (Melanie) Rauterkus, Michelle (Patrick) Warren, Lee (Tricia) Fretts, Shane (Jen) Fretts, Lynn (Nick) Mains, Katie Fretts, Patrick (Emmy) Obruba, Beth Obruba; and fifteen great-grandchildren. She cherished them all and loved Jamen Davidovich like a grandson.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Shaker, Sheila, Millie and the staff of the Excela Home Hospice Program and to the hundreds of family and friends that visited Gramma Miller over the past few months, for making her laugh, and honoring her wish that there be no 'doom and gloom' in her house.Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 303 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale (an authorized Remembrance provider), where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Robert H. Bixel officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlick Cemetery, Bullskin Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Excela Home Hospice Program.