Wayne O. Miller

Born: Tue., Feb. 19, 1935
Died: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Messiah Lutheran Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Messiah Lutheran Church


Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery

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    Wayne O. Miller, 82, of Mifflintown, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

     Born February 19, 1935 in Mifflin, he was a son of the late Charles S. and Myrtle G. (Nipple) Miller.

     He is survived by five siblings: Bernice E. Naylor of McAlisterville, Velma N. Varner and husband, William, of McAlisterville, Ellwood L. Miller and wife, Rosalie, of Mifflin, Madeline M. Kramer and husband, Leon, of Mifflin, and Darwin P. Miller and wife, Nancy, of Lebanon, and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by one sister, Evelyn G. Showers and one brother, Charles M. "Bub" Miller.

     He was a veteran of the United States Army.

     Known as "Mr. Art" by his students, he taught art at Greenwood High School, Millerstown, for 29 years, retiring in 1991. Art was not only his vocation, it was also his passion and he enjoyed many art related activities.

     He was a very active member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, who served the church and Sunday school in many ways.

     Wayne was a kind and welcoming man. He loved his family and was "Uncle" to everyone. "The Professor" enjoyed eating lunch at Stop 35 with his friends almost daily.

     His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, with Rev. Chris Mathiason, officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third Street, Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements and condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the following organizations:

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Messiah Lutheran Church
3 S. Third St., Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Bonnie Ratcliffe
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I was just one of his many students at Greenwood and loved his classes. He always had a word of encouragement and praise for the students works of art and never had an unkind word to say. You will be missed Mr. Art.

Stacie (Burd) Rossi
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I'm overwhelmed with emotion at the moment because Art was my inspiration, my mentor, part of what made me who I am today. He encouraged my creativity and allowed me to blossom. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of grieving. You don't need an arrangement of flowers to show how much I appreciated him. What you need to know is that you had an amazing person in your family who inspired many. I will remember him always.

Debbie Fuller
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
A graduate of Greenwood, Class of 77, Mr Art fueled my art "career". He will be missed by all of us that had the privilege of being in his classes.

Norma (Guiles) Reinard
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I was never good at art, but Mr. Miller made me feel like I was. He was always gentle and kind. We had the most fun decorating for the Jr. prom. If every teacher had the heart for teaching he did it would be a much different world. I am sure you are drawing in Heaven and in awe of God's artwork. Will see you again someday!!!

Melodee Kerr
   Posted Thu August 24, 2017
I was one of his students in the class of 1977 at Greenwood High School. He was one of my favorite teachers and I always loved going to art class. I still have a few of my art projects, which have brought to think of him often over the years. He was truly a great person. My condolences to his loved ones.

Vicki Sheaffer Petrosky
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Mr. Miller was such a kind, talented teacher who greatly influenced me. My career as an educator was so positively affected from the ground up by him. His gentle soul - may he rest in peace🙏

Clyde Yohn
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Mr. Art, as we all knew him, was everyone's favorite teacher and one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.