Betty E. Miller, 86

Betty E. Miller, 86, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Chester, Pa., passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. She was born in Chester, Pa., on Oct. 16, 1933, daughter of the late John T. Ackroyd and the late Ethel V. (Godlove) Ackroyd.

She met and married her best friend and the love of her life of more than 67 years, Frank A. Miller, and together they raised four sons.

Miller loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would always make sure that her guests never left with an empty stomach. She also loved to play cards, listen to Tony Bennett and be with her family during the holidays.

In addition to her parents, Miller was preceded in death by two sons, Eric Miller in 1986, and Daniel Miller in August of 2019. She is survived by two sons, David Miller and his wife, René, of Wilmington, Del., and Frank Miller and his wife, Cindy, of Ocean City, Md.; two daughters-in-law, Linda Miller of Ocean View and Barbara Miller of Boynton Beach, Fla; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was to be held Nov. 6, 2019, at Melson Funeral Services, Ocean View, Del. Interment followed at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( Condolences may be sent online at