Nancy K. Miller

March 31, 1940 - February 18, 2023

03/31/1940 - 02/18/2023

Past Services

Graveside Service
Thursday February 23, 2023
11:00 am
Belmont County Memorial Park
P.O. Box 205
Bellaire, OH 43906
304-695-3101 | Directions

Nancy Kay Miller (nee Morris) was born March 31, 1940 to Margaret Kerby and Warren Francis Morris of Wheeling, WV. She grew up in Wheeling and graduated from Triadelphia High School, then studied at West Virginia University, eventually pursuing two masters degrees. She would later put these to use for the betterment of her community volunteering at Northwood Health Systems.
One fateful rainy day in Morgantown, while crossing through Woodburn Circle with an umbrella pulled low over her face-Nancy ran head first into JD Miller, a self-made law student, athlete, and business man who pursued her immediately and relentlessly. They were married September 2, 1961, Nancy in a custom wedding dress of her own design. Over more than 53 years together, JD and Nancy built the Miller family: three children, James Donald “Kip” Miller (Caroline), Jennifer Dawn Miller Wood (Michael), Joshua Dallas Miller (Teresa Toriseva) and seven grandkids; Ashley Miller Dunn (Brian), Kerby Wood, Logan Wood, Jordan Miller, James Miller. Adam Toriseva and Sydney Toresiva. “Nana”: as she was known to us, was also beyond thrilled to have spent the last few years getting to know and love her two great-granddaughters, Evelyn Lou and Nora James Dunn.
For those who knew her, Nancy was best known for her shock of curly red hair, her passion for the Mountaineers (especially the pride of West Virginia) and her love of music- Sir Elton John, Carly Simon and Bread most of all. To us, her ability to bring family together was what made her “Nana”, as over the years she hosted countless family holidays, birthdays and other parties at the Miller home. Whether she was serving up karaoke machine versions of “Rhinestone Cowboy” or “You’re So Vain”, you could always be sure that memories were being made.
Nancy Miller passed away peacefully in the early afternoon of February 18, 2023, surrounded by her family and comforted with music that she loved. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the WVU Marching Band.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11am at Belmont County Memorial Park, St. Clairsville, OH with Reverend Margie Carr officiating.
Arrangements handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV.
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Brenda Ebert, former PCA from The Welty Home
11 months ago

Kip, Caroline, Jennifer, Mike and family, I just wanta take a minute to say your sweet mom Nancy had “a long life, a good life “ as she would tell me . She was a very talented , smart lady , could make me laugh like no other . She had the most beautiful color eyes , that to the day she left us still sparkled. Oh and we can’t forget the RED HAIR, that Red Hair was fiery just like Nancy. Thank you for sharing your mom with me . Thanks to her in part , this girl is an Alabama Girl… ROLL TIDE , prayers Brenda

Dan showalter
11 months ago

Very sorry for you loss. RIP

Charlotte Stein Sigman
11 months ago

My Sympathies to Nancy’s family on your loss.
I was a friend and neighbor of Nancy’s starting when I moved into her neighborhood in 3rd grade at Woodsdale school and continuing through our years at Triadelphia High. How well I remember shared birthday parties, slumber parties, listening to the radio every Saturday morning for the Hit Parade program for our favorite songs. Her bedroom walls were covered with pictures and posters of Jimmy Dean.
It was good to see her at a few High School reunions over these many years. Nancy was a great friend and will be remembered by many from our class of ‘58.

Mary B Brown
11 months ago

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She sounded like a special woman. I see where you get it Jennifer. My thought and prayers are with your family.

Ashleigh Winkie
11 months ago

Jennifer, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom attending games when she was in town. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family in this difficult time. Much love.

Tina Fragale
11 months ago

Miller Family, sending heart felt condolences to you all.
The Fragale Family

Susie Martin (Dorothy 's sister)
11 months ago

SO sorry to hear that Nancy passed,she is in a much better place now and probably talking to my sister.
She and JD built a great family., you all should be very proud to have had them as parents.
I know she will be greatly missed.
Prayers to all of you.

Jimmy Pickett
11 months ago

Many grateful memories .

Amy Harkins Turner
11 months ago

Remembering her beautiful spirit. Prayers for comfort and peace.

MaryAnn Dickman
11 months ago

I am so sad to hear of Nancy’s death. We were classmate at THS and friends. Our fathers were friends as well. I always look forward to hear from her which was not as often as we liked. My best to all of you.