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Patricia Rhoda Miller
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Patricia Rhoda (Dishong) Miller, 82, formerly of Pleasant Valley, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She was born in Everett, PA on October 23, 1934, and was a daughter of the late John H., Sr. and Rhoda (Grubb) Dishong.

Patricia was the postmaster at the Pleasant Valley Post Office from 1980 to 2002. She enjoyed crocheting and stamp collecting as well as playing video games and having grilled cheese sandwiches with her grandchildren.

She is survived by five children, Henry Miller and wife Kim, of Harrisonburg, Marlene Diehl, of Richmond, Patricia Black and husband Robert "Bob”, of Dayton, Walter Miller and wife Carole of Harrisonburg, and Ruth Smith and husband Ronnie, of Mount Solon, VA; a step son, John Miller, of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Gladys Good, of Johnstown, PA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jeff Diehl and wife Hiroko, Robert Black and wife Andrea, Ron Black, Casandra “Cassie” Buracker, Phillip “Bubbie” Smith and wife Jayme, Rebecca Miller and Kelsey Miller, and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Nellie Yonker, William "Bud" Dishong, Vera Beegle, Mary Grant, Ruth Helsel, John Dishong Jr, James Dishong, and Faye "Peg" Pitman.

A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with Pastor David R. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Creek Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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Cemetery Details


Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery

5651 Beaver Creek Road
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

PO Box 96011
Washington, DC 20090-6011

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