Gretchen E. Miller

Gretchen E. Miller died unexpectedly but peacefully on Thursday afternoon, November 16, 2017, while sitting in her late husband’s comfy chair as she watched tv.

She was the dear and youngest sister of Maria Ernest (Rochester, NY); George Ernest (Penfield, NY); and Suzanne Hamell (Rush, NY). Predeceased by her parents, George and Maria P. Ernest (Rochester, NY), and husband, Rickie L. Miller (Wells, NY). Survived by her siblings listed above; two loving nieces, (Suzie DeGrasse, Danielsville, GA) and Stephanie Ernest (Fairport, NY); nephew, Matthew Ernest (Penfield, NY); cousin, John F. Ernest (Macedon, NY); many dear and loved friends in her adopted communities of Wells, NY, and Lake Pleasant, NY; the members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Wells, and especially her dearest friend, Shelly Weaver. She is also survived by Rickie’s little dog, Brownie, who is now living with her sister, Maria.

She will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of many people. Hers was a gentle and creative spirit, one of God’s special angels here on earth.

Family and friends are invited to a service of remembrance on Thursday, November 30, 2017. at 12 p.m. at the Northville Funeral Service, 401 Bridge Street, Northville, NY 12134 with the Rev. Rob Ketchum as officiant. Burial will follow at Fish Mountain Cemetery in Lake Pleasant, NY. Memorial contributions in Gretchen’s memory may be made to the Wells Wesleyan Church, 1332 NY 30, Wells, NY 12190. Please visit the online condolence website at