Donna Frances Miller

Donna Frances Miller, 48 of Orkney Springs, died Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

Mrs. Miller was born March 31, 1965 in Shenandoah County, daughter of Evelyn Hepner Moomaw in Mt. Jackson and the late Medford Eugene Moomaw.

She was a member of Morning Star Lutheran Church west of Mt. Jackson.

In addition to her mother, she is also survived by a son, Nathan Miller of Jerome; a sister, Linda Lamma and husband Edgar III of Newport News; two nieces, one nephew; and one great nephew.

She is also survived by two aunts, Frances Clark (Tutu) and Frances Ritenour.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 25th at 2 p.m. at Morning Star Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Krasneck officiating. Burial will follow at Morning Star Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be  Clovis Ryan, David Emswiler, Boyd Emswiler, Kevin Moomaw, Wayne Nesselrodt and Jim O’Connell.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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8 Condolences to Donna Frances Miller

  1. Stacey Bayline McMichael says:

    Linda and family, I was so saddened to hear of Donna’s death. I have often thought of her and looked for her on the social media sites. I was unaware of her accident and am so sorry that her road has been so difficult. I pray for peacefulness for your family. She is a big part of my childhood and thinking of our sleepovers makes me smile. Love and comfort to you all. Stacey.

  2. Edgar Lamma III says:

    Donna, your stay with us at our home was way too brief. I have no regrets in having you live with us. As Emily put it so well on facebook, you are free to do now all you want since you are free of your earthly body. I truly second Emily’s remark that you no longer have to take those nasty pills. I remember the day we went to Busch Gardens for Duke Day. You sure gave me a workout. I was looking forward to future trips with your new fancy wheelchair. It was great last summer to take you to the beach to get your feet in the ocean. There were other memories here and at your house that I will always remember. You have left our lives too soon. I look forward to the day we get to see one another again. Until that time sing some Bluegrass with your dad for me. Your brother-in-law and friend.
    Edgar

  3. Rhonda Lively says:

    What a special soul has gone to heaven. What great strength she and her family have b,een. You all are so , admired by so many. I miss Donna. She will be a big part of me forever. My prayers are with you in this time. God bless you.-

  4. Brenda Steere says:

    In fond loving memory of our time in caring and helping each of your days and nights go along happier, ‘Missy Donna’.
    Alyssa & Brenda Caregivers

  5. Libby Makely says:

    Having Donna leave us is like having a candle go out, taking both light and warmth. Despite all she’d been through she had (and has) a Spirit that will live on in all of those who had the privilege of knowing her. To the entire family I wish to express my sympathy, and know that I pray for you all. Libby

  6. clayton litten says:

    i have know donna all my life. she was very special to me. we would play together and i took her swiming. but in life things happen that we do not know why. she was in and accident that left her unable to do things. she live in this pain for many years. but now the pain is gone and she is in heaven where we will meet again. all thow she is gone she is still with us in our hearts because she was loved by every one who knew her and love never dies. she was a wonderful woman and will be missed. my prayers go out to all her family and friends knowing we all love her.

  7. Carol and Mack Litten says:

    Carol and I were very sorry to hear of Donna’s death. Although Donna was my cousin’s Evelyn’s daughter, I only met Donna a few times before her horrible auto accident. However, after her accident, I visited with her many times. After Donna got out of the hospital, she was transferred to a rehabilitation center in Richmond. We were living in Richmond at that time. Carol and I visited with her numerous times. When she went to her permanent home at Orkney Springs, we would visit Evelyn, Francis (my cousins) and Donna at least once a year. While the accident took away a lot of her physical qualities, her mental qualities were still very sharp. She had a very quick wit, which I have not seen in many people. Her humor always took me by surprise, and she made me laugh. We will miss Donna a lot. Our condolences go out to Donna’s family. May she rest in peace.

    Mack and Carol Litten

  8. Richard & Kimberly Jones says:

    We were very sorry and heartbroken to hear about Donna’s passing. Our prayers and condolences go out to her family. Although my husband Richard only knew her briefly, I grew up with her as part of my church family at Morning Star Lutheran Church. She was a very special person to both of us. have a lot of great memories of growing up and attending church, Sunday School, Bible School, and confirmation together. I am so sorry that she was hurt in the accident and never fully recovered. Unfortunately, as a result from this accident, she had a very heavy cross to bare. In fact, heavier than most of us would have been able to bare. However, Donna was strong like that. She was strong in her faith and convictions and an example and inspiration to many people who knew her. So even though this world lost a very sweet and kind soul, I know that she is now at peace in Heaven with God and the angels. Now she is no longer suffering, burdened, or restricted by her Earthly body. The pain is finally over for her! She is in Heaven with not only her Heavenly Father but also her Earthly father as well. What a joyous reunion for her and all the Heavenly hosts! Rest In Peace my dear friend! We will all be together again one day. Love, Kimberly Ryman Jones