Mary Augusta (Spiers) Miller

February 10, 1921 ~ April 21, 2022 (age 101) 101 Years Old


Mary Augusta Spiers Miller (Gussie), of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the age of 101.    Born in Surry, Virginia, married in 1945, and spent most of her life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Gussie worked many years for Kaufmanns Department Store, and was a lifelong seamstress and crocheter, making hundreds of crocheted blankets for donation to Project Linus.   Gussie was predeceased by her husband, Henry Miller, and is survived by her daughters, Linda McKiernan and Sandra Mergen (John), and her son, William Miller (Renae); loving grandmother to Bonnie, Beth, Lindsay, Melissa, Stephanie, Chris, Timothy and Trenton; great grandmother to Abigail, Brianna, Callie, Camden, Connor, Ellie, Grayson and Trent.   

Because of Gussie’s dedication to making handmade blankets for newborns and children who are seriously ill or otherwise in need, memorial contributions may be made to Project Linus by visiting

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