Dr. Stage Edmund Miller

Dr. Stage Edmund Miller, 80, departed this life on January 2, 2013 at his home in Jerome, VA. He was born August 28, 1932, the youngest of eight children, to the late Silas Albert and Ethel Hambleton Miller.

He attended Jerome School and then graduated from Triplett High School in 1951. From an early age, he dedicated himself to becoming a doctor and through hard work and with the aid of scholarships, attended Virginia Tech, graduating with honors in 1955, and then attended the Medical College of Virginia, graduating in 1958 with a degree of Doctor of Medicine. Following graduation, he interned at the Winchester Memorial Hospital. He then chose to practice in his hometown area settling in Mt. Jackson, where he was a family physician for 28 years. He was a true country doctor making house calls and delivering babies. He also served as Coroner of Shenandoah County for a number of years.

Dr. Miller is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris Pendleton Jackson Miller, his three daughters; Dabney Schneider and her husband David of Jeffersonton, VA; Elaine Conway and her husband Raymond of Stephens City VA; Stacey Gardner and her husband Christopher of Woodstock, VA; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two siblings, his brother, Holbrook Miller of Vienna, VA; his sister, Edith Miller of Alexandria, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Davis Edmund Miller.

A funeral service for Dr. Miller will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Jackson. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jerome.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or donations to; St. Andrews Episcopal Church, P.O. Box117, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 or Rockingham Memorial Sentara Hospice, RMH, 411 Stone Spring Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Friends may call at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson from 1 to 8 p.m.

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11 Condolences to Dr. Stage Edmund Miller

  1. David and Kathy Walker says:

    We just want the family to know what a blessing Dr. Miller was to our family. We moved to the area in 1971 and with a young family Dr Miller was our doctor. I remember once he meeting me late in the night at the office as I had a really sick child. He was more than a doctor….he went way beyond! Thank you and may he rest in peace.

  2. Eunice Wiens says:

    Mrs. Miller & Family,
    Dr. Miller was such a kind and thoughtful man. It was a pleasure getting to know him over the years as he attended the lunch meetings at the hospital. He related many experiences of his early medical practice and it was a joy talking with him. He will truly be missed.

    • gary moore ambrose says:

      dr. miller was my doctor for a number of years when i was living in mt. jackson.
      when i first started with ulcerative colitics he helped me to get to the right doctors and hospitals to help me get a hold of this issue. he was avery caring doctor.may god bless the family and keep them in his care.

  3. Candi Marston LoPresti says:

    Dr. Miller was such an amazing doctor who went above and beyond helping his patients. I remember Dr. Miller coming to our house to take care of my grandmother numerous times when she was sick. He was a thoughtful and giving individual. Prayers are with the family at this time and may Dr. Miller rest in peace.

  4. Duane White, MD says:

    Dr. Miller was such a blessing to the county. He will be missed. You can’t find people like him anymore. My prayers are with his family.


    Stage was my Mom’s Dr and also my Dad’s Dr. He also was my Dr. prior to me leaving the Valley.

    A fine gentlemen and a great Dr.

  6. Jerry Canody says:

    Our deepest sympathy is extended to Doris and her family.

  7. Judy Carter Brown January 3,2013 says:

    To the Dr. Stage Miller Family,
    From the last of the Carter family from Mt. Jackson, we wish to extend our sympathy in the homegoing of your loved one.
    Dr. Miller delivered two of our sons in Shenandoah Mem. Hospital, Woodstock. One in 1961, and one in 1962. Dr. Miller was a very compassionate person, who will be remembered.
    Our prayers are with the family. The Brown Family. Front Royal, Va

  8. Cheryl Pence Moody says:

    Dr. Miller was the doctor for the Wade H. Pence, Jr. family for as long as I can remember. He was a wonderful man and a compassionate and insightful physician. On behalf of the Wade H. Pence family of Mt. Jackson, our deepest sympathy.

  9. Dudley & Pam Miller says:

    Dr. Miller will be missed by so many. He was my Doctor for a very long time. I know you have many, many fond memories of him and will cherish these forever. Please know that we have you in our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

  10. Carole Rutz Coen says:

    Dr. Miller was a great and very helpful doctor. He was my doctor in my teens and I was so glad he was. I also remember him coming to our house to see my mother when she was ill. There will never be another one like him. I have very fond memories of him and he will be missed by many. His compassion was extraordinary and Heaven received a gem with him. God blessed his family with a very fine person. My heart goes out to the family.