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Miller , Catherine Jean Sommer


Mrs. Catherine Jean (Sommer) Miller, 55, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Monday, June 28, 2010, in the Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa. She was born on July 18, 1954, in Philadelphia, and she was the daughter of the late Ruth (Timm) Helfer and raised by her stepfather, the late Charles Helfer. She lived her early life in Philadelphia and Pine Hill, N.J. Mrs. Miller graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia with the class of 1972. She and her husband Russell B. Miller were married March 12, 1977, in Philadelphia. Prior to movingto Waynesboro, she worked at a real estate office as a bookkeeper; after moving to Waynesboro, she was a staff assistant at Mont Alto Campus of Penn State University in the administration department for the past 18 years. While living in Philadelphia, they attended a Presbyterian church. After moving to this area, they attended Blue Rock United Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. Mrs. Miller enjoyed computers and was an avid sports fan. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, Jon E. Miller, wife Debra, of Holland, Pa., and Crystal A. Baumgarten, husband James, of Waynesboro; three grandchildren, Jason B. Miller, Dean A. Miller and Isabella C. Baumgarten; two sisters, Linda Troutman of Clementon, N.J., and Deborah Redrow of Pine Hill, N.J.; two brothers, Robert Helfer of Philadelphia, and Charles “Chuck” Spurr of Pine Hill, N.J.; a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday, July 2, 2010, at 3 p.m. in the Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dr. Paul L. Yeun officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisburg Branch of the Lupus Foundation of PA, 5405 Jonestown Road, Suite No. 102, Harrisburg, Pa., 17112, or American Cancer Society, 384 Floral Ave., Chambersburg, Pa., 17201. Online condolences may be expressed at


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