Obituary of Hellen R. Miller
CLOCKVILLE . . . Hellen Rose Miller, 89, of 6549 Tuttle Road, Canastota, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at The Grand, Chittenango. She was born on July 28, 1931, in Plattsburg, NY, the daughter of the late Fritjoff "Fred" and Mary (Garrow) Johansen. Hellen spent her early years in Plattsburg, attending the Plattsburg schools. She moved to the Munnsville area in 1940, and attended the Stockbridge school. Hellen has lived in Clockville since 1947. She enjoyed playing various musical instruments, especially the piano, organ and clarinet. Hellen, also, enjoyed being a mother, and sewing, cooking, baking, quilting, painting ceramics, and spending time with her family. Hellen was instrumental in establishing the Oneida Madison ARC, and remained very involved for many years. She married Bernard J. Miller on November 23, 1947, at her home in Clockville. Surviving besides her husband Bernard are: one son, William Garrow Miller and Patricia Carr of Peterboro; two granddaughters, Terri Lynn Stoner (the daughter she never had) and Kenneth Ballard, and Jennifer Lee Miller; two great grandchildren, Michael Shanahan, II, and Ashlee Shanahan; one sister, Peggy Loomis of N. Carolina; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Hellen was predeceased by her beloved son, George Porter Miller on March 21, 2020; three brothers, John Johansen, Edward Johansen, and Fred Johansen; and two sisters, June Burleson, and Jeanne Ellis. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. Face coverings and social distancing are required. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. William M. Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota. In her memory, contributions may be made to Heritage Farm, Inc., 3599 State Route 46, Bouckville, NY 13310, or to Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, Inc., PO Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.To plant a tree in memory of Hellen Miller, please visit Tribute Store
Visitation at Funeral Home
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, March 29, 2021
J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc.
201 James Street
Canastota, New York, United States
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Final Resting Place
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Canastota.