Helen Yvonne Bishoff Miller, 79, of Bruceton Mills, passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family, on Monday, April 16, 2018, at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
The daughter of the late Wilbur and Rose Jubas Savage, she was born on May 10, 1938, on Rosedale Hill in Maidsville.
Helen was caring and compassionate and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved being active and always had a bright beautiful smile. Her passions in life included working outside in her flower beds and passing time with the many friends she had made over the years. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was employed for many years by Jim’s Superette in Morgantown, Albright Oil in Kingwood, and Manown Mini Mart in Manown. At age 75, she retired from the Olympic Center in Kingwood.
Helen is survived by a sister and her husband, Mary and Bob Dunn, of Morgantown; seven children and their spouses; Johnny and Debbie Bishoff of Reedsville, Connie and Wayne Forman , James and Janet Bishoff, Renita and Greg Miller, Judy and Mike Shay, Janet and Vaughn Forman, all of Bruceton Mills and daughter, Pam Liston, and fiance’, Royce Benson; 21 grandchildren and their spouses; 55 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband of 19 years, George “Big John” Bishoff and her second husband of 25 years, James Miller; two brothers, Sonny Savage and James Savage; three sisters: Rosella Warnick, Margaret DeVall, and Edith “John” Sayler; a special daughter-in-law, Francie Layton Bishoff; and two granddaughters, Bethany Marie Bishoff and Kendall Dawn Forman.
Family and friends may call at the Carl R. Spear Funeral Home in Brandonville-Bruceton Mills, from 3-8 p.m., Thursday, April 19 and from 10-11 a.m. Friday, April 20, at the Little Sandy Church of the Nazarene, in Bruceton Mills, service to follow with Pastor Chad Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Valley Cemetery, in Bruceton Mills.