VIENNA – Ruth W. Miller, 90, a loving mother and wonderful grandmother, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Hospice House of Hospice of the Valley after a brief illness.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Vienna United Methodist Church.
Ruth was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Youngstown, Ohio the daughter of Clayton W. and Helen Mackey Waldorf.
She was a lifelong Vienna resident, and was appointed by President Harry Truman to be the U.S. Postmaster for the Vienna Post Office. She served in that capacity for 35 years, and during her tenure a new post office was built and dedicated in Vienna. Also while Postmaster, the Vienna Post Office added several rural routes and became classified as a first class Post Office.
When she retired the Vienna community honored her with a “This is your Life” ceremony at Mathews High School. She was a longtime member of the Vienna United Methodist Church and also was the church organist for many years. She loved music and played the piano for many weddings, funerals and other occasions. In recent years, she particularly enjoyed playing at assisted living facilities and nursing homes for the enjoyment of the residents. When staying at Hope Lodge in Cleveland for her radiation treatments following her cancer surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, she teamed up with an outstanding singer from the state of Washington and along with the residents and visitors there held daily songfests of hymns and other music for the enjoyment of all.
She was a member of the Eastern Star Morning Light Chapel, White Shrine of Jerusalem, life member of the Order of the Amaranth, and the past regent of the Mary Chesney Chapter. She also served on the Trumbull Branch Advisory Board of the Kent State University.
She was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was recently honored with a special award of appreciation for 60 years of dedicated service.
She married Thomas K. Scott in 1941, but he passed away while fighting a fire as a volunteer fireman in 1950. She married Paul F. Miller in 1956, and Paul passed away after a long illness in 2002.
She is survived by her sons, Timothy L. (Rosey) Scott of Ft. Worth, Texas and Douglas W. (Jan) Scott of Dover, Mass.; and four-grandchildren, Douglas Scott, Jordan Scott, Hilary Scott and Zachary Scott. She also leaves her sister, Grace McMullen of Vienna.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands and sister, Genie Ulp.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home in Hubbard, Ohio and Friday, May 28, 2010, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Vienna United Methodist Church.
Burial will be at Vienna Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, OH 44473 or Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com
to share memories and condolences with the family.