MOUNT CARMEL — Veronica (Ford) Miller, 95, of 315 S. Hickory St., passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township, after a brief stay.

She was born Aug. 1, 1925, to the late John and Agnes Ford.

She attended schools in Mount Carmel, graduating in 1944, from Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School.

Vera worked at Western Union, in Shamokin, as a teletypist, delivering telegrams of condolence to the families of soldiers during the war. She also worked as one of two candy stripers at Shamokin State General Hospital during that time.

In 1948 she married Frank L. Miller, who preceded her in death in 1981.

Vera was a kind, caring and compassionate woman who was always too happy to help everyone her entire life, driving many people to church, running errands for others or staying with those who needed care.

She was a woman of strong faith, being a member of the former Holy Cross Church and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, faithfully attending services, especially St. Jude novenas as long as she was able.

She enjoyed her life at Mount Carmel Mid-Rise where she eagerly played bingo and Pokeno and looked forward to the Friday night meals with the other residents.

Survivors include two daughters and their spouses, Linda Kaye and Ray W. Rothermel, of Lady Lake, Florida, and Valerie and Elwood Packer, of Spring Mills; grandchildren, Dr. Lori Kaye Rothermel and her spouse, Amy Evans, Ray M. and his spouse, Anne’ Rothermel, Veronica Packer and partner, Anthony Moser, and Cassandra Packer and partner, Dustin Black; great-grandchildren, Paigirona Packer, Judd and Marius Rothermel, Ethan Moser and Lagatha Black; and a brother, John “Buddy” Ford, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

Besides her loving husband, Vera was preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Beltz, Claire Miller and Regina Tyson.

MILLER — Veronica (Ford) Miller, 95, of 315 S. Hickory St., Mount Carmel. Memorials may be sent to Grace United Church of Christ 136 E. Third St., Mount Carmel 17851. Services will be held at a later date. Rothermel-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Mount Carmel, is in charge of arrangements. Go to

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