June 13, 1922 - July 14, 2022
Anna (Brandyberry) Miller, 100, of Valley View Haven, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the Haven.
Anna was born on June 13, 1922, in Decatur, Ind. She was the only child of Ezra O. and Lena Mae (Pearson) Brandyberry. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dr. Robert Miller on March 4, 2020, and an adopted son, Timothy.
She is survived by an adopted son, Stephen R. Miller and companion Mary Houseman of Elliottsburg, a grandson, Stephen R. Miller Jr., a granddaughter, Shania Celine Ann Miller, and a number of great-grand-children.
Her growing up years were very fulfilling and joyous. She learned to play five musical instruments. By example of her skill on her mouthorgan, a mouthorgan band was organized in her elementary school. The band played for numerous community organizations. She played the organ occasionally for her home church. She loved her pet chickens, one of which would perch on her shoulder as a reminder it was bedtime. She was very gifted at tennis and was an excellent school student. She was favored as best friend by many fellow students all the way through school years.
In teen years, she worked early on at the local bank and later as a secretary to an Indiana state government executive. At this time, she felt God led her to study in music at Wheaton College, Ill., where she met her husband of 68 years. They adopted two sons, one in Brussels, Belgium, during their 10-year missionary service in Europe. In Europe, Anna taught music at two Bible schools and was pianist with a Youth for Christ team of evangelism. She also served occasionally as vocal soloist in the work of evangelism. Anna was a key person in the establishment of the treatment center in Huemoz, Switzerland, for cerebral palsy patients.
Before her work abroad, she helped pastor several churches. As part of her church ministry, she organized and led Pioneer Girl ministries and helped in the musical programs as instrumentalist and soloist.
Following her missionary years abroad, she served 35 years as church organist and 20 years as office manager for her husband’s private practice in psychotherapy.
Anna enjoyed music, reading, hosting, traveling, camping, cooking, and ministering to her family and friends. She loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart and longed to win others to experience the fulfillment and joy she experienced through Christ ever since knowing Him early in her life. Her husband enjoyed celebrating her as a real exemplary Proverbs 31 woman! She enjoyed repeating the love expression, “I love you” with her husband, followed by the chant, “We’re in love!”
A graveside service will be held in her honor at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Mount Rock Cemetery in Lewistown with Pastor Steve Munger officiating.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Big Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 81 Wagner St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.