Marguerite Miller (nee Tompkins), 81, of Eldred, PA passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Bradford Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born on June 13, 1941 in Bradford, PA to William and Virginia (Emerson) Tompkins. After graduating from Otto-Eldred High School in 1959 she worked at Corning Glass. On June 16, 1962 she married the love of her life, Fred Miller in Olean, NY.
Her life took her to many places in the country with Fred. Her favorite of these places besides Eldred was Norway, ME where she made lifelong friends. In 1984 she moved back to Eldred with her family and has lived there since.
She was a local notary, working out of her home as well as Edmunds. She also worked in the cafeteria at the elementary school which brought her endless joy as she saw 4 of her 6 grandchildren every day.
Marguerite enjoyed life to the fullest. She was the life of every event she attended. Her smile and laugh brightened a room. For fun she enjoyed crocheting, playing cards at the Eldred Senior Center, watching her grandchildren playing sports, going to the casino and watching the Buffalo Bills play.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters; Shirley Tompkins (Eldred), Marjorie Bentley (Fillmore, NY), Joyce Rex (Dansville, NY) and Gloria Waxel (Allegany, NY).
She is survived by her children; Kimberly (Larry) Kilmer of Eldred, Pamela (George) Rutledge of Watkins Glen, NY and Michael (Kimberly) Miller of Rixford; and her grandchildren; Dylan Doherty of Eldred; Scott, MacKenzie and Matthew Miller of Rixford; Shawn Rutledge of Corning, NY and Bethany Rutledge of Watkins Glen, NY.
Some of the grandchildrens’ favorite memories of her are when her and Fred were crowned the Eldred Senior Center King and Queen, the endless cookies she made them and playing cards with them in her later years.
Friends may come pay their respects at First Church of God, 142 Main Street, Eldred, PA on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 3 pm with a service immediately following. Please dress casually or wear your Buffalo Bills attire as they were her team. She would want everyone to be comfortable!
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a local charity of your choice. Some of her favorites were the Nippers and the Eldred Senior Center.