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NEW MIDDLETOWN – Prayers will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Fr. Gerald M. DeLucia at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke Church in Boardman, for Juanita E. Miller, 88, formerly of Boardman, who passed away peacefully Saturday evening with her family by her side.

Juanita was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Youngstown, a daughter of John E. and Margaret Zarlenga Doyle.

She was a 1946 graduate of The Rayen School and was a cashier for A & P, and J.C. Penney.

As a charter member of St. Luke, Juanita was a member of its bowling league, choir and bell ringers.

Juanita loved playing cards and was a excellent seamstress. She was loved by all that knew her.

Her first husband, Robert David Thomas, passed away in 1961, and her second husband, Jack Miller passed away in 2004.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Jacquelyn (Edward) Ostavitz of Florida, Marlene (Vince) Russo of Boardman, Robert David Thomas Jr. of Boardman, Patrick Thomas of New Middletown, Nita Marsico of Poland, Ronald Miller of Struthers and Laura Saucedo of Houston; 24 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husbands, Juanita was preceded in death by two children, Patricia Hunsbarger and Thomas J. Thomas; a sister, Marguerite Dorbish; a grandson, Terry Rainey; and a great-grand daughter, Alexis Russo.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Fox Funeral Home.

Material tributes can be made in Juanita’s memory to Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.

Arrangements are by the Fox Funeral Home in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit www.foxfuneralhome.org to view this obituary and send condolences.

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“So sorry for your loss. I worked with Nita for many years, such a lovely woman.”

 » Jackie Blake on March 20, 2017

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