Monday, March 14, 2022

Dianna F. Emrick, 67

Scio, NY – Dianna F. Emrick, 67, of 4607 Waughbrook Road, died unexpectedly on March 12, 2022 shortly after arrival at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville. She was born March 10, 1955 in Cuba, the daughter of the late James E. Sr. and Florence A. (Clark) Fleming. On December 2, 2002 she married Dr. F. Clifton Miller Jr. who predeceased her on October 26, 2015. On October 9, 2018 she married William T. Emrick, who survives. 

Dianna was raised in Angelica, and was a 1973 graduate of Angelica Central School. She continued her education at Alfred State College, where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 1975. She began her 34 year career at Jones Memorial Hospital after gradating high school, and upon earning her degree, she worked as a registered nurse for Jones – primarily in the Maternity Ward. Additionally, she was the office nurse for Dr. Miller. Outside of her employment, she and her late husband bred Golden Retrievers for many years, she was a member of the Andover Presbyterian Church, former member of the Scio United Methodist Church, and a dedicated volunteer at Immaculate Conception School. 

In addition her her husband Bill, she is survived by: three children, Clifton Miller, Helena Miller, and Nathan Miller; three step-children, Heather Lanphere and her companion Tom Hayden, Lindsay Chamberlin, and Katie (Sean) Cauley; nine grandchildren, Ethan Lanphere, Max Lanphere, Jackson Shoughrue, Liam Chamberlin, Alex Cauley, Jack Cauley, Charlotte Chamberlin, Emily Chamberlin, and Henry Chamberlin; two brothers, James E. (Sharon) Fleming Jr. and Timothy J. (Lori) Fleming; step-mother, Shirley Windus; three close personal friends, Hilary Miller, Laura Kintner, and Dr. Lu-Ann Kaye; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

A private funeral is being planned at the Andover Presbyterian Church, and there will be no prior visitation. Please consider memorial donations to: The Dr. F. Clifton Miller Birthing Center & Trust Fund, 191 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895; The Andover Presbyterian Church, PO Box 773, Andover, NY 14806; or Lion Camp Badger, 725 Larue Road, Spencer, NY 14883. To leave online condolences please visit 


  1. Our Sincerest Condolences to the entire family.
    Tim & Sue Colligan

  2. Jennifer (Carl) BullockMarch 14, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. I will always remember the wisdom you passed on and the example of an incredibly hard-working lady that you exemplified for me. I am thankful for the time we had both in the office and working on the cabin. The summers were hard work and well worth it for the life lessons I gained in return. Thank you for a fun trip out West and always being the eccentric you, riding a backhoe in a diamond necklace. Much love to your memory and your family!

  3. Dianna was an amazing Christian and friend. It was a privilege to have known her. I greatly appreciated her positive attitude and servant's heart. Her loss deeply saddens me. I pray that God may comfort and Strengthen Bill and the rest of the family as they struggle with their tragic loss.

  4. Dianna,
    I was so shocked to hear of your passing. You were one of the 4 truly instrumental nurses in my career. You were a great mentor and I will never forget the support and advice you gave me throughout school and early on in my career. I had just spoken with you a couple of weeks ago after not seeing you for a while and am truly grateful for that time we had to catch up. Thoughts and prayers to your family during this time of deep sorrow. You will truly be missed but I also know you are now resting in the arms of our Lord.

    Richard Whitney

  5. Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pauline Rice