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Obituary for Siham Karaelias Miller

Siham K. Miller peacefully joined her beloved husband of 52 years, George F. Miller, II, on December 9, 2019, at age 85, following an illness.

Siham was born in Aleppo, Syria, on September 24, 1934, the eldest daughter of Lukas and Mountaha Saba Karaelias.

Siham and George married in 1957 and continued living in Aleppo until 1966, when the family moved to Beirut, Lebanon. In 1986, George and Siham left Beirut and retired in Bethany, WV, where Siham continued to live for several years after George’s passing in 2009. Siham spent the last years of her life in Maryland.

Siham was a graduate of and employee at Aleppo College before marrying George. Throughout her life, Siham was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her immediate and extended family. While living in Beirut, Siham was also an active volunteer with the American University of Beirut Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary and also worked for a time at the AMIDEAST Beirut office.

Siham is survived by her sons George F., III, (married to Nawal C.), Thomas L., and Martyn J. (married to Nada C.); her brother Riad Karaelias and sister Soumaya Karaelias; eight grandchildren, Oona, Emma, Maysa, Maia, Matthew A., Siham A., Lina M., and George F., IV; and one great-grandson, Wilder R.

A service will be held for Siham on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Memorial’s Old Meetinghouse (Main and Church Streets, Bethany) followed by interment beside her husband in God’s Acre Cemetery in Bethany.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital at

Chambers Funeral Home of Wellsburg, WV (304)737-3551 is honored and privileged to assist the Miller family at this time of sorrow.

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