Patricia “Pat” L. (nee Girdwood) Miller, 76, passed away suddenly on Sept. 7, 2021, following a stroke.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 19, 1945, she was a resident of Burton Township since 1973.
Pat received her B.A. in Education from Slippery Rock University, in Pennsylvania, and taught elementary children for 2-1/2 years in Wickliffe.
Following the miraculous healing of her first-born child, she trusted in the saving grace of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and became a Christian in March of 1971.
Pat devoted herself to the raising of her four children and faithfully served her family, friends and church throughout her life. Living her faith, she prayed diligently for those around her, shared the Gospel with those she met and was a staunch defender of unborn children.
After lovingly serving for 10 years as a foster-parent for babies that were put up for adoption, Pat then volunteered for the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry at the Geauga County Safety Center, where she led Bible studies and prayed with the women inmates.
In addition to her service, Pat enjoyed planting flowers and weeding their property in Burton, traveling around the country with her husband and having lunch with her many friends. She also loved to dote on babies, especially her grandchildren.
Pat is survived by her husband of 54 years, John P. Miller; daughter Amy E. (nee Miller) Morgan and her husband, Sean, and their five children, Ari, Aidan, Kyra, Kaela and Mitra; son Jason P. Miller; son Nicholas J. Miller and his wife, Alissa A. (nee Scully) Miller; daughter Amanda L. (nee Miller) DiMeolo and her husband, Ryan, and their two children, Trevor and Cooper; and sister, June (Girdwood) Irvin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary (nee Richenbach) Girdwood; and brothers, William and Charles.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Chardon United Methodist Church, 515 North St., Chardon, at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, www.goodnewsjail.org.
Arrangements made by Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.