D. Justine Miller - Spencer

Delma Justine Starcher Miller, of Spencer, West Virginia, died April 7, 2009, at home after a brief illness.

Justine was born March 3, 1929, in Millstone, Calhoun County, WV, to the late Allen Brown and Icie May Duvall Starcher.

She was a member of the Church of Christ and worshiped with the congregation at Spencer.

Justine graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1945. She was a wife and mother for most of her life, but also held other jobs including Paden City Pottery, Rubber Fabricators in Grantsville, and G.C. Murphy in Spencer. She retired from Spencer State Hospital in 1989. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, and her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Corley Miller, eight brothers, Melvin, Delbert, Aldine, Victor, Ray, Vere, Richard, and Denver; three sisters, Opal Nitz, Beulah Burden, and Pauline Starcher; and a son-in-law, Mike Burns.

Justine is survived by a sister, Nina Boatright of Atlanta, Georgia; three daughters, Sharon Burns and Kathy Phares of Fayetteville, WV, and Allison Miller of Spencer; one son, Dr. Timothy (Mary Kay) Miller of Kingwood, WV; six grandchildren, Andy (Nellie) Burns of Lansing, WV, Nathan and Daniel Miller of Kingwood, Michael (Heather) Phares of Fayetteville, Mark Miller of Baltimore, MD, and Jenny (Teddy) Johns of Fayetteville, WV; six great grandchildren, Eli and Isaac Burns of Lansing, Madison Phares, Braxton Satterfield, Xander and Xaylen Johns of Fayetteville; several nieces and nephews; and a wide circle of friends.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg, WV, with Gene H.Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Barr Cemetery in Calhoun County.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care. Inc., 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25302 or Roane County Committee on Aging/Meals on Wheels, 811 Madison Avenue, Spencer, WV 25276.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints" (Psalm 116:15)