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In Loving Memory


Ilda Leona Miller
2/17/1922 - 1/24/2013

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Ilda “Leona” Miller, age 90, of Knox, passed away early Thursday morning, January 24, 2013 at the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo.

Born February 17, 1922 in Beaver Township, Clarion County, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Helen Altman Wetzel.

Leona was a 1941 graduate of the White Memorial School in Knox.

She married Wayne Albert Fye on January 22, 1944 and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1961. She later married Donald O. Miller. He also preceded her in death.

Leona worked for many years in the Keystone High School Cafeteria and also worked for the Clarion County offices of Child Care, Domestic Relations and Mental Health and the Clarion County Red Cross.

She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star and the Dehart-Rossman-Wenner Post #977 of the American Legion. She was also a lifetime member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Knox.

In her earlier years, Leona enjoyed traveling and camping. She loved to knit, having made afghans for everyone in her family.

One of the greatest joys of her life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren who all called her their “Grammy”.

Survivors include two children: Carol Laraine Cataldo and her husband, Russell and Howard Wayne Fye and his wife, Marjorie, all of Knox; Five grandchildren: Russell Cataldo II and his wife, Chris, of Knox; Ryan H. Fye and his wife, Danielle, of Shippenville; Christina Cataldo, stationed with the United States Navy in Japan; Melissa G. Jack and her husband, Jeremy, of Altoona and Jacob A. Fye of Bridgeport, West Virginia; Six great grandchildren: Blake Cataldo and his wife, Olivia, of Baltimore, Maryland; Seth Cataldo and his fiancée, Anna Craig, of Knox; Emmet Fye of Knox; Hannah Jack of Altoona and Samuel Fye and Olivia Fye, both of Shippenville.

Leona is also survived by a sister, Jeanne Buzzard and her husband, Walter, of Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a foster sister, Pauline Willis.

Family and friends will be received from Noon -2 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013, in the funeral home with the Reverend Tony Fields, pastor of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, officiating.

Interment will follow in the St Paul Union Cemetery on Twin Church Road, Knox.

Memorial contributions may be given in the name of Ilda Leona Miller to the Clarion/Forest VNA, 271 Perkins Road, Clarion, PA 16214 www.cfvna.org/donations.asp; Knox Public Library, P.O. Box 510, Knox, PA 16232 or St. Paul United Church of Christ, 937 Twin Church Road, Knox, PA 16232

Online condolences may be sent to Leona’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences


From:  Carl, Marcie & Lindsay   Oil City Pa


Relationship:  Family Friend



We are very sad to hear of Grammys passing. She was a wonderful woman & will be missed by many.Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to all of you at Your time of sorrow.

Sent:  1/24/2013


From:  Regina Jack   Shippenville PA


Relationship:  friend



My thoughts and prayers are with you. Leona was a beautiful lady.

Sent:  1/24/2013


From:  Judy   Seneca PA


Relationship:  sister of Marjorie Fye



To LEONA'S family.. I am very sorry for your loss. Leona seemed like our Grammy too. She was always as much fun to talk to at our family functions,and she was a beautiful lady. We are planning on being there Sunday. If there is anything that you need let me know. Leona will be missed by all that were blessed to know her. Love to you all Judy Stahlman

Sent:  1/25/2013


From:  Officer Larry Drake   Knox PA


Relationship:  Friend



On behalf of the Knox Crime Watch and the Knox Police we send our deepest sympathies and know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Sent:  1/25/2013


From:  Linda Runyan   Knox PA


Relationship:  friend of family



Carol, what a precious lady who lived long and shared her caring with many who knew her. As a daughter relish those memories forever. Take care of your family at this time of sadness.

Sent:  1/25/2013


From:  Tim Goodman   Oil City PA


Relationship:  family



she was one of those people that because of her sweet,loving personality she always made you feel welcome when you were around her and I feel she set the standard for the way people should treat each other,she will be sorely missed by myself and all those who loved her,my heart and prayers go out to her family and all those who loved her

Sent:  1/26/2013


From:  Stina   Yamato


Relationship:  Grand daughter



As this Sunday morning came and passed, I sat in the chair at my kitchen table and stared at the phone. Thinking maybe if I picked it up and dialed you would still be there to say 'hello' like you always have every Sunday (Saturday night for you) I have called since I moved to Japan. I miss our Sunday chats 'Crazy Lady'! I love you Gram.

Sent:  1/27/2013


From:  Jenifer Rinker   Knox PA


Relationship:  friend



To Carol and the family~ I am sorry to hear of the passing of such a great lady. Seems all the good ones are being called upon lately. May love and light guide you in this time of sorrow. If you ever need me, I'm usually around.. All my love, Jeni

Sent:  1/27/2013


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