Monica Miller, a mother of two daughters, was killed outside her Ephrata apartment complex in February 2015.
Randall Shreiner, Miller’s ex-boyfriend, was enraged over Miller, 44, breaking off their relationship, so he shot her as she was leaving her home for work.
Her family recalls that she was happy working at an area nursing home caring for the elderly. Loved ones recall her willingness to always offer a helping hand.
“She enjoyed life,” her family wrote on her Silent Witness display. “Even with its many obstacles.”
Shreiner, 58, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced in June to a life sentence in prison.
Miller’s oldest daughter said her mother was warming up her car, while finishing her coffee when Shreiner confronted her. Shreiner fired four shots.
Family said Miller is “missed dearly.”
“Monica was a wonderful mother and grandmother who took delight in having a good laugh and spending time with friends and family,” they recalled.
Assistant District Attorney Christine Wilson prosecuted the case.
Miller is one of 15 individuals from Lancaster County with memorials on display across the county this month for the national Silent Witness program, which commemorates lives lost to domestic violence. Two of those individuals were carrying children at the time of their death.
Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office gathered information from friends and families of those lost, for display in the Silent Witness exhibits.
A special thank you to the following who shared their spaces: Stevens College, Millersville University, Elizabethtown College, Lancaster General Health, and New Life Church.
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