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October 14, 2013

Nancy Ellen Miller Muse

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — Nancy Ellen Miller Muse was born Feb. 25, 1936, and died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

Nancy, who was raised in Cochranton, resided in Pittsburgh and Prospect, and most recently lived in West Melbourne, Fla., passed away at home on Oct. 10, 2013.

She was the beloved wife of Richard, who preceded her in death in 2005.

Surviving Nancy are her son, William, his wife, Melanie, and grandchildren, Justin, Erica, Brandon and Dylan, of Bellefonte; her son, Stephen and his wife, Brenda, of Meadville; and her brother, William Miller and his, wife, Barbara, of Meadville. Nancy is also survived by fiancé, Joseph Perri; brother-in-law, James Muse (wife Patricia); and nephews, Robert Muse (daughters, Faith and Abby), Robert Miller (wife Alicia) and Ronald Miller, his wife, Barbara, and their children, Gregory Miller (wife, Fawn, and son, Magnus), Michael Miller; and a niece, Stephanie Miller.

Along with Richard, Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Thelma Miller; and nephew, James Muse.

Nancy graduated from Cochranton High School in 1954, during which she developed a life-long love of music. Nancy enjoyed singing, playing the piano, organ and saxophone, and occasionally marching in a band. Nancy was a member of both the Zelienople Chapter 485, serving as Worthy Matron, and the Meadville Golden Crown Chapter 44, of the Eastern Star. Nancy retired from the Butler Visiting Nurse Association, having previously worked at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and Butler Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. She was a long-time Steelers fan, holding season tickets from the opening of Three Rivers Stadium until her death.

A memorial service was held at Holiday Park Recreation Center, 215 Holiday Park Blvd. N.E., Palm Bay, Fla., on Monday between 1 and 3 p.m.

A memorial service will also be held at Cochranton Presbyterian Church on Friday, with the Rev. J. Harvey Boal presiding. Visitors will be received from 10 to 11:45 a.m., with an Eastern Star memorial service being performed at 11:45 a.m. A funeral service will be held from noon to 1 p.m., with a luncheon provided by the church deacons following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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