Bertha Jean “BJ” Miles, 87, of Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation, formerly of East Brady died Friday, January 31, 2020.
Born February 17, 1932 in Karns City, she was the daughter of Robert C. and Myrtle M. (Brocius) Hogan.
On February 23, 1951, BJ married Albert Glen Miles. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2005.
A 1950 graduate of East Brady High School, BJ worked for 20 years as Dr. Joseph Scisly’s dental assistant in East Brady.
A longtime member of the East Brady United Methodist Church, BJ taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, took many mission trips, helped with various committees preparing meals and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Following her move to Butler, BJ attended the Butler First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed attending Bible studies and growing in her faith.
For many years, BJ enjoyed baking birthday, wedding and anniversary cakes for people in the community. She was a skilled seamstress, loved swimming and enjoyed camping trips to Cook Forest. BJ never missed an opportunity to send a birthday, celebratory or thank you card-and always knew the right thing to say.
She is survived by 2 Daughters; Judy Dibble of Butler and Nancy Miles of Butler. 2 Grandsons; Preston (Mary) Dibble of New Jersey and Justin (fiancé Alexandra) Dibble of Erie. 1 Brother; John (Carol) Hogan of Adrian, 1 brother in law; Gene Miles of East Brady, 1 sister in law, Eleanor (Jim) Delaney of Fredericksburg.
BJ is also survived by 5 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 grandson; Joshua Dibble, 1 brother; Robert Hogan and 1 sister; Audene Malarkey.
The Miles Family would like to thank the staff at Sunflower at Sunnyview for the exceptional care and compassion shown toward BJ, especially in her final days.
Friends of Bertha Jean “BJ” Miles will be received from 4:00-8:00 PM, Monday, February 3, 2020 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at the Butler First United Methodist Church 200 East North Street, Butler, PA 16001. Rev. Barbara Stoehr and Rev. Shawn Malarkey will officiate.
Burial in Hemphill Cemetery in Chicora will follow the luncheon.
In lieu of flowers, BJ’s family asks that donation be made in her name to the East Brady Ambulance PO Box 325, East Brady, PA 16028 or the East Brady Volunteer Fire Department 101 Graham Street, East Brady, PA 16028.
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East Brady Fire Department
101 Graham Street, East Brady PA 16028
East Brady Ambulance
PO Box 325, East Brady PA 16028