Mary Alice (Hostetler) Miller

Born: Sun., Aug. 7, 1927
Died: Sun., Jul. 4, 2021


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 10, 2021
Location: Zion Luth

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 10, 2021
Location: Zion Luth

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Mary Alice Miller went to meet the Lord Sunday, July 4, 2021, at her daughter's home in Moneta, VA. Born August 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Hostetler and Mary (Gardner) Hostetler of Garrett, PA. She is the last surviving child of fourteen siblings. She was married to the late Robert E. Miller of Garrett, PA who died on May 29, 2005. She is survived by 2 daughters, Linda, wife of Robert Gillespie of Moneta, VA and Shirley, wife of William Defibaugh of Derwood, MD; four grandchildren, Brian Gillespie of Harrisburg, NC, Justin Gillespie of Kennesaw, GA, David Defibaugh of Washington, DC and Michael Defibaugh of Arlington, VA; as well as two great grandchildren Caleb and Rachael Gillespie. Some of Mary Alice's hobbies were riding her bicycle, crocheting, and showering her grandchildren with love and affection. She loved baking, especially making pies and always made it to her grandchildren's birthdays. Family was very important to her and she was instrumental in keeping the Hostetler annual family reunion going for over 65 years. Mary Alice was an active member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Meyersdale. She served on the Church Alter Guild and was a Greeter for many years. Her service will be held Saturday, July 10 at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 355 Center Street, Meyersdale. Viewing from 11:00 to 12:00 followed by the funeral service with  Pastor David Williams officiating. Immediately after the service, Mary Alice Miller will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery in Meyersdale. In place of flowers donations can be made to the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Meyersdale, PA 15552. Arrangements by the M. Ray Leckemby Funeral Home. (

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Sharen K Johnson
   Posted Wed July 07, 2021
So sorry to hear of Mary Alice's passing. She was a gracious lady and a good soul. I know she will be missed by all her family and friends. May you rest peace.
Deepest and sincerest sympathy to Shirley, Linda and the entire family

Carl Deal
   Posted Wed July 07, 2021
My heartfelt sympathy to both Linda and Shirley who I've known since early childhood. The Lord has recieved a loyal servant.

Douglas Hartman
   Posted Sat July 24, 2021
A truly wonderful person and always smiling. RIP Mry Alice 💖💖💖🙏🙏

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