CHESTER - Miriam M. Milby, 90, passed away on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the East Liverpool City Hospital with her loving family at her side.
A daughter of the late Aloysius and Kathryn Conne Vervin, she was born in East Liverpool on May 28, 1923.
Miriam was a retired employee of the National Church Supply in Chester and she graduated from the former Chester High School in 1941.
A life time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, she was a long time member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Guild.
Miriam had the distinction of being the last remaining member of the Triple Trio Card Club in Chester and enjoyed playing cards until just a few short weeks ago. She loved to travel and was involved in several civic matters in Chester, often attending City Council meetings where and others encouraged the demolition of the former TS&T pottery and other matters pertaining to Upper End of Chester.
She leaves her loving husband, Paul Milby who she married on Nov. 27, 1943, just prior to his deployment to Europe where he was serving in the military during WW II. In addition she leaves her children, Diane (Robert) Pooler of Longwood, Fla., Barbara (Pete) Rebich of Palmetto, Fla., Tom (Susie) Milby of Chester, Paula (Tim) Beaman of Orlando, Fla., and Gretchen (David) Muller of Mount Pleasant, S.C. Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, her sisters and brother, Elizabeth Ferguson, Sue Gibbs, John Vervin, and Kathleen Gibbs, preceded her in death.
The Rev. Father Eric Antwi will preside for a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester. Interment will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where members of the ladies guild will recite the Rosary at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ladies Guild at the Sacred Heart Church in Miriam's name.
You may view this memorial and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com