Joan Caritas (Roth) Miller, 85, formerly of Bethany, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Lake Wales, Fla.
Joan was born May 25, 1930, in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late William A. and Estella Louise (Kurner) Roth. She was Catholic by faith; attended St. Joseph Cathedral Grade School; and was a graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School. She was a retired administrative assistant for West Liberty State College; loved to travel; had many hobbies; and enjoyed having lunch with her lifelong friends.
Joan’s children would like to thank God for their mother, who provided them with all of the love and support they needed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leo A. Miller, in 1998; two sisters, Mary Louise Bonar and Barbara Biega; and four brothers, William, Thomas, Jerome and Harold Roth.
Joan is survived by her nine children, Janice (Roger) Hinson of Baton Rouge, La., Julie Gootman of Lenoir, N.C., Judy (Michael) Sberna of Anchorage, Alaska, Joan (Mark) Rose of Southern Shores, N.C., Caritas (Douglas) Woods of Franklin, Wis., Lisa (David) Lonchar of Dover, Del., John (Pam) Miller of Wheeling, Theresa (Mark) Darnell of Lancaster, Ohio and Michael (Marcie) Miller of Morgantown, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm, Monday, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where a vigil and rosary service will be held at 3:30 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, with the Rev. Msgr. Kevin M. Quirk as celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870, or online at www.treasuredmemoriesfunding.com. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com.