LaRue Anne Henry Miles
LaRue Anne Henry Miles, of Evergreen Estates in Lancaster, formerly of Bellwood Pennsylvania peacefully, passed away on August 8th, 2019 at the age of 95. LaRue was born August 24th, 1923 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Wilhemina "Minnie" Glass Henry and Harry A. Henry. She married Charles J. Miles who preceded her in death in 1958. During their marriage, LaRue gave birth to their only son; J. Drue Miles who resides in Conestoga, Pennsylvania.

LaRue was a graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School, then attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, while simultaneously, working toward her Bachelors degree in Education at IUP. LaRue went on to receive her masters in education from Penn State University. Professionally, LaRue worked as a Supervisor at the Altoona Hospital and later went on to be a school nurse within the Hollidayburg School District, Blair County.

After retirement in 1985, LaRue took her experiences to Oklahoma and fulfilled her life-long dream of living with the Cherokee Indians. LaRue lived at the Oaks Indian Mission for 25 years, where she fully immersed herself in the Cherokee culture by caring for children, mastering the language and singing in the Cherokee choir.

Surviving are her son, daughter-in-law, Rebecca R. Miles, and three grandchildren; Chris Haflinger of Plano, Texas, J. Drue Miles Jr. and Melanie Anne Miles, both of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and a great-grandson; Sean Koncir. Her brother, John Glass Henry, preceded her in death, and is survived by his children.

Her last days were spent in peaceful relaxation in Pennsylvania with her family. Her remains will be returned to Oklahoma and buried on sacred, Cherokee Indian land. For further information, please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit
Published on August 11, 2019


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