Barbara Miller

Barbara A. Roberts Miller, 82 of Hockessin got her angels wings on Friday, March 9, 2018 after a short illness.

Barbara was born in Yorklyn, DE, the daughter of the late Frances (Chiffons) and Carl Roberts. After attending a one room school, Mt. Pleasant, No.34, she graduated from Henry C. Conrad High School.  Barbara then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Hygiene as class president.  She worked for many dentists, including Dr. Carey, Dr. Barnhill and Dr. Thompson.

Barbara was a willing volunteer helping such places as Ashland Nature Center, Auburn Heights Preserve, Hale-Byrnes House, Hockessin Community Club, Friends of Hockessin Library and she served as a docent in the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Harold; her brothers, Philip, Edward, Douglas, and Dallas; her sisters, Sylvia and Gale and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington at 11 AM, where friends may call after 10 AM.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to either Heartland Hospice House, 5661 Ocheltree Ln, Wilmington, DE 19808 or the Auburn Heights Preserve, 3000 Creek Rd, Yorklyn, DE 19707. On-line condolences may be made at



Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
My deepest condolences to the Miller family and friends for the loss of your love one Barbara. You will be reunited with Barbara again right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under Jesus Christ Kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord's prayer Matthew 6:10 no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-5.

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Miller family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".

Submitted by Margaret Shilli... on
I am so sad to hear of Barb's passing. She and I served as docents at Mt. Cuba Center. Barb was such a cheerful person and always greeted me with a warm hug and "How are you doing Lovey?" She is surely missed. May her husband and family be consoled by the love of friends and family and take strength in the fact that we were all honored to know a truly remarkable individual. My condolences to all. Margaret

Submitted by Joy Lieb on
Mt Cuba will look so different without our Barb Miller. She brought laughter and joy, a lovely spirit and lots of smiles. I’m so sad hearing this. Rest In Peace dear lady. Joy

Submitted by Jeffrey Morrison on
I am so sorry to hear of Miss Barbara's sudden illness and her passing. In the few years that I knew her at Auburn Heights, she always greeted me as "the pretzel man". Her smile always made my day. I have come to find out that she called many people "Lovey", and I take it as a badge of honor that I was one of those people. Steamin' Days will not be the same. You will be missed, Miss Barbara.

Submitted by Renee Kemmerer on
A beautiful sole and unique individual, Barbara will be so missed! Her infectious smile & laughter was always a welcomed site! She is such a unique person with her ability to just look at anything and find the silver lining- she was always ready to enjoy life. She was a wonderful example of how to enjoy the world we are in and savor the moment with the people you're sharing that time with. a lesson i will keep near to my heart. I hope she is watching over all of her loved ones and the things that were most important to her. She will be remembered always.

Submitted by Virginia (Ginge... on
Barbara Miller was a true friend and fellow Hale-Byrnes House devotee to my parents Truxton and Doris Boyce. They, along with other kindred spirits, served on the Board of the house museum for quite a few years in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She and husband Harold were always welcoming, informative and participatory, and a lot of fun for the organization and, in particular, my folks. Thank you Barbara for all that you gave to everyone. And Harold, I wish you a peaceful, gratifying, and healthful life as you go forward. God speed. Sincerely, Ginger Boyce

Submitted by Renee Huber on
I walked downstairs from the big mansion. All I can hear is the roar of laughter. I can't wait to get to the kitchen. As I go through the door I hear." Hello lovey" Barbara says. And she brings me into the conversation. There are so many words to say about this lovely person. But one word I will always remember is laughter. Barbara loved to laugh more than that she like to make other people laugh. I will truly miss her. She lived life to its fullest and always had a positive perspective. Finding a great deal at the thrift store was always a treat. Love you Barbara. My heart felt sympathy goes out to her family. Renee

Submitted by MaryPro on
Barbara was a very warm-hearted and loving person--always positive. I truly never heard her criticize or complain. If everyone was like Barbara, the world wold be a much better place. Barbara, you will be missed. We have lost a ray of sunshine. Mary

Submitted by Oriole ONeill on
Barbara Miller equaled smiles and laughter. She was always a warm and inviting person. It was a privilege to work on the Hale Byrnes board with her. I know she is making heaven a happier place.

Submitted by Joan Schrider on
I received the very sad news today. I knew Barbara for just two seasons at Mt. Cuba Center and was looking forward to seeing her again soon. Barbara’s warmth, good humor, and optimism will always be rays of sunshine in my life!