SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – It’s now been more than three weeks since anyone has heard from Sister Angela Miller.
Today a memorial service was held for her and her sister, Rosemary Smith, in Scranton. Dozens gathered to remember both women.
After the prayer, many offered support to the Sisters of IHM. Bother Sister Angela and Rosemary worked at the center.
A mass is also scheduled for tomorrow at 10 a.m. to honor both sisters.
“I do know that they are looking down, both Rose and Angela and I do believe they are telling us that we’re okay and get on with it because they lived each day fully, they had that joy and that encouragement to each of us as we said in our prayer today, they were such strong people and they were gatherers of people so I think that’s their messge to us and we will continue to do that and bring that love that they had and their kindess that they’ve showed to everybody, we’re called to do that now in their memory.” says Sister Ellen Maroney.
Sister Angela went missing April 27th, after getting an emergency protection from abuse order against her nephew, 50-year-old Alan Smith. The family’s home later went up in flames during a standoff and arson. Police believe Smith started the fire, but may have killed his Aunt first. Sister Angela’s body has not yet been found. Investigators say before setting the fire, Alan Smith also shot and killed his own mother, Rosemary Smith.