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Miller, Alvin J.
May 9, 1933 - March 11, 2019
Alvin J. Miller, 85, a resident of Lacey Spring, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab Center. Mr. Miller was born May 9, 1933, in Dover, Del., and was the son of the late Jacob and Sarah Yoder Miller.
He spent his childhood in Stuarts Draft as part of the Amish community and then moved to Harrisonburg in 1950. He was employed by Weaver’s Hatchery and worked various jobs, including owning his own dump truck, which he used to haul gravel and plow snow for the state. Alvin and Sarah donated many hours to the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, including organizing Friday night suppers and making furniture. He enjoyed camping at various campgrounds, hunting, fishing and working in his wood shop. His favorite camping trip was taken across the country in 2005. He was a member of Ridgeway Mennonite Church.
On June 30, 1979, he married Sarah Simon Miller, who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Susan Webster and husband, James Tyree, of Richmond, and Betty Durrett and husband, Jeff, of Dayton; stepson, Rodney Conley and wife, Penny; siblings, Irvin Miller and wife, Elizabeth, of Stuarts Draft, David Miller of Newton, N.C., and Amanda Schrock and husband, Noah, of Costa Rica; half siblings, Alma Troyer and husband, Ezra, of Newport, Maine, Rhoda Miller and husband, Dan, of Itasca, Texas, and Joe Miller and wife, Freda, of Valley, Wash.; sister-in-law, Alice Miller of Stuarts Draft; brother-in-law, Calvin Troyer of Stuarts Draft; two grandchildren, Lincoln Miller and Jillian Miller; two stepgrandchildren, Adam Conley and Morgan Conley; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by his siblings, Elva Miller and husband, Amos, and Ida Schrock and husband, Elmer; half siblings, Miriam Heatwole and husband, Joseph, Elmer Miller, Martha Miller and Mary Troyer; and a sister-in-law, Esther Miller.
Pastor Ben Risser will conduct a funeral service Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Ridgeway Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at Grace Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery in Lacey Spring.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Ridgeway Mennonite Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
Miller, Anna Miller
February 8, 1927 - May 6, 2019
Anna Miller, 92, of Goshen, formerly of Topeka died at 4:05 pm on Monday, May 6, at Waterford Crossing Health Center. She was born on February 8, 1927 in LaGrange County to Amos S. and Edna Mae (Yoder) Miller. On June 16, 1950 in Elkhart County she married Elmer C. Miller; he died July 21, 1999.
Surviving are two sons, Roger (Kay Beth) Miller of Latty, OH, Clifford (Cheryl Weimer) Miller of LaGrange; two daughters, Phyllis (Douglas) Mishler of Topeka, Karen (Don) Fergison of Goshen; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Eric Fergison; two brothers, Ora and Cletus Miller.
She was a homemaker and a member of Emma Church where in her younger years she taught Bible School and Sunday School. She enjoyed traveling with her husband which included making it to all 50 states. Anna was very dedicated in taking care of her family.
Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, May 10 and one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Saturday, May 11 at Emma Church, 1900 South 600 West, Topeka. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. Memorials may be given to Emma Church.
Miller, Benedict E.
August 14, 1926 - January 22, 2019
Benedict E. Miller, 92, of Goshen, died at 5:40 pm on Tuesday, January 22, at his residence. He was born on August 14, 1926 in Conway Springs, KS, to Eli E. M. and Anna C. (Troyer) Miller. On March 15, 1951 in LaGrange County he married Mary J. Miller, she died May 21, 1983, then on October 27, 1984 in LaGrange County he married Ida Mae Miller, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are a son, Gerald Ray (Rosetta) Miller of Millersburg; two daughters, Vera Mae (Kenneth) Jones of Middlebury, Loretta Sue (Ernie) Troyer of Shipshewana; four stepsons, Harley Wayne (Lizzie Mae) Miller of Topeka, Daniel (Dora Sue) Miller of Middlebury, LaVern (Alma) Miller of Hillsboro, WI, Christy, Jr. (Sara Etta) Miller of Goshen; a stepdaughter, Irene (Wayne) Borkholder of Nappanee; 20 grandchildren, 22 step grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 84 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two grandchildren, a step granddaughter, a great grandchild, two step great grandchildren; three brothers, Crist, Enos and Sam Miller. Ben was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and had worked in different area factories.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23, and all day Thursday, January 24, at the family's residence, 10167 County Road 34 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, January 25, at the Calvin Lambright residence, 10275 County Road 34 Goshen. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Wingard Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
Miller, Clara C. Shrock
September 12, 1923-March 31, 2019
Clara C. Miller, 95, of Middlebury, died at 10:28 am, on Sunday, March 31 at Waterford Crossing Health Center, after a brief illness. She was born on September 12, 1923, in Mark Center, OH, to Mose B. and Amanda (Miller) Shrock. On December 9, 1943 in Hicksville, OH, she married Edward C. Miller; he died March 21, 2010.
Surviving are daughter, Amanda Casselman of Middlebury; three sons, Henry (Martha) Miller, Glenn (Wilma) Miller, Eugene (Tena) Miller all of Constantine, MI; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Lengacher of Hicksville, OH.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Sherman, Mose, and Owen Shrock; two sisters, Della Miller and Elizabeth Beachy.
She was a member of Griner Church where she was very active in the sewing circle and taught Sunday School. She loved to quilt and had made one quilt for each of her grandchildren and over 100 quilts including many for the Michiana Relief Sale. She also enjoyed flower gardening and volunteering at World Missionary Press.
Visitation will be from 2:00- 4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 3 and one hour prior to the 2:00 pm funeral service on Thursday, April 4 at Griner Church, 12418 CR 20 Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Robert Riegsecker. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Griner Church for Mission Projects.
Miller, Edith Lorene Yoder, 56, New Paris, passed away peacefully January 5, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital due to complications from Myasthenia Gravis.
She was born on June 22, 1962 in Ligonier to Elmer C. and Irene (Yoder) Yoder. On March 29,1986 she married Ron Miller from Sugarcreek, Ohio and then moved to Indiana in the fall of 1986.
She is survived by her husband, Ron of 32 years, daughters, Angela (Matthew) Zimmerman, Goshen, Abigail (Doug) Troyer, Halsey, Oregon, a son, Anson, at home, mother, Irene Yoder, Ligonier, mother-in-law, Mary Miller, Sugarcreek, Ohio, her friend, Mose J. Miller, Benton, Ohio, 3 sisters, Eilleen (Dorvan) Yoder, Milo, North Dakota, Carolyn (Delmar) Bontrager, Kalona, Iowa, Kathleen (Marcus) Beachy, Sugarcreek, Ohio, 3 brothers, Freeman (Betty) Yoder, Hillcrest, Arkansas, LaVerne (Kay) Yoder, New Paris, and DeWayne (Lori) Yoder, Millersburg.
She was preceded in death by a son, Austin, a daughter, Alicia, as well as her father, Elmer C. Yoder, and father-in-law, Wayne C. Miller.
Edith loved her family and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She faithfully attended Liberty Mennonite in Wakarusa along with her husband and son, Anson.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019 at Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church, 25402 CR 50, Nappanee. A funeral service will also take place at Bethel at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 with a final viewing after the funeral. The service will be conducted by her Pastor and brothers-in-laws. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa is in charge of arrangements.
Miller, Edna M. Christner
August 12, 1930-March 26, 2019
Edna M. Miller, 88, of Goshen died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at home.
She was born August 12, 1930 in Corfu, New York to David and Caroline (Burkholder) Christner.
On October 10, 1953 she married Floyd W. Miller in Goshen. He died December 6, 2011.
Survivors include five daughters, Miriam (Lee) Crisenbery of Goshen, Grace (Tim) Graber of Wakarusa, Faith (TJ) Jenkins of Nappanee, Gloria (John) Banda, and Nancy Miller, both of Goshen; two sons, Ted (Rose) Miller of Sheldon, Wisconsin and Tim (Karen) Miller of Tyler, Texas; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Freda Mishler of Seymour, Missouri.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, John D. and Jonas Christner, and a sister, Viola Christner.
A member of Griner Church, Middlebury, Mrs. Miller worked for Dwyer Instruments until her retirement at age 83. She loved sharing the gospel of Jesus and the love of the Lord with people. She enjoyed reading and staying in touch with friends and family.
Visitation will be Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Griner Church, 12418 C.R. 20, Middlebury, and Saturday, March 30, 2019 one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service at the church. Pastor Robert Riegsecker and Edna’s sons, Pastors Ted and Tim Miller, will officiate.
Burial will follow at Griner Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorial gifts may be directed to the church.
Miller, Edna Miller, age 84, of Milford, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 5:00 am, Sunday, February 3, 2019 at her home after an extended illness. She was born April 13, 1934 in St. Joseph County to Daniel A. and Fannie J. (Miller) Miller. She lived her lifetime in this area and was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
She and her husband, Marvin Miller lived in Holy Matrimony for 64 years 7 months and 28 days. They were married June 6, 1954. He survives along with their children, Ernest (Liz) Miller, Millersburg, Samuel (Martha) Miller, Earl (Sue) Miller, both of Nappanee, Loretta (Jerry) Yoder, Milford; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; sisters, Clara (Daniel-deceased) Kemp, Wilma (Henry) Yoder, both of Nappanee; and a brother, Marvin (Fannie Mae) Miller, Nappanee. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandsons, Derek Miller , Anthony Yoder; a great granddaughter, Andrea Yoder, and sister, Liz Miller.
Family and friends may call after 2 pm, Monday, February 4th and all day Tuesday, February 5th at the Jerry Yoder residence (4256 W 1350 N, Milford). Funeral Services will also be at the Yoder residence, Wednesday, February 6th at 9:30 am. Bishop Sam Bontrager will officiate and burial will be in West Union Center Cemetery.
Miller, Esther E. Schlabach
October 27, 1927 -- February 7, 2019
Esther E. Miller, 91, of Middlebury, died peacefully at 1:03 am, on Thursday, February 7, at her residence. She was born on October 27, 1927, in LaGrange County, to Emanuel and Nora (Miller) Schlabach. On December 13, 1951, in LaGrange County, she married Rudy J. Miller; he died August 20, 2008.
Surviving are three daughters, Ellen Rose (Ernie) Lehman, LeEtta (Calvin) Miller, Nora Sue (Wilbur) Miller all of Middlebury; five sons, Marvin (Erma) Miller, Delbert (Mary)
Miller, Wayne (Betsy) Miller all of Middlebury, Wilbur Lynn (Mary Lou) Miller of Markesan, WI, Wyman (Alice) Miller of Middlebury; 60 grandchildren, 230 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mabel (Eli) Miller of Goshen, Wilma (Abe) Yoder of Middlebury, Viola (Ervin) Bontrager of Topeka, Alice (Elmer) Yoder of Millersburg; two brothers, Wilbur (Fannie) Schlabach of Goshen, Omer (Anna Mae) Schlabach of Middlebury; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Schlabach of Middlebury, Katie Schlabach of Princeton, MO; brother-in-law, David Kauffman of Saint Ignatius, MT.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; stillborn son, David Miller; grandson, Delmer Jay Lehman; six great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Kauffman; three brothers,
Roman, John, and Orva Schlabach. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 7 and all day Friday, February 8 at the Martin Gingerich residence, 59282 CR 33, Middlebury. Funeral
services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 9 also at the Martin Gingerich residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
February 2, 2019
Gabriel Miller, infant son of Wayne E. and Amy Jo (Slabaugh) Miller, of Middlebury, was born February 2 at 5:10 AM and passed away 14 minutes later at 5:24 AM at St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Cate Annelise Miller at home; grandparents, Elmer and Marilyn Miller of Goshen and Glen and Esther Slabaugh of Shipshewana; great-grandparents, Orley S. and Mary Miller of Shipshewana and Raymond and Linda Slabaugh of Nappanee.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Monday, February 4, at the Verlin Schlabach residence, 58304 CR 35 Middlebury. Following visitation, a brief funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm. Services will be conducted by Bishop James E. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
Miller, Harley A.
May 20, 1943 - May 1, 2019
Harley A. Miller, age 75, of Etna Green, died at 2:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born May 20, 1943 in Lagrange to Amos J.M. and Anna G. (Helmuth) Miller. On January 22, 1970 he married Barbara Ann Mullet in Nappanee. In 1970 he moved from Lagrange County to Nappanee. Harley was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He had worked in a Welding Fabrication Shop.
He is survived by his wife; children, Chris H. Miller, Jolene H. Watson, and Danny H. (Jodi) Miller, all of Nappanee, Leroy H. (Velda) Miller, Topeka, David H. (Adrienne) Miller, Greenville, SC, Melvin H. (Mabel) Miller, Nappanee, Lori Ann Miller, at home, Mary Lou Miller, Etna Green, Elaine Miller, Etna Green (fiancé Eli Miller, Howe); 21 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Miller, Rochester; siblings, Glen (Mary) Miller, Nappanee, Ada Mae (Herman) Miller and Katie (Alvin) Miller, both of Bourbon, Jacob Miller, Maricopa, AZ, Amos Jr. Miller, Nappanee, Mary (Kenneth) Miller, Plymouth. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Leon H. Miller; stillborn grandson, Elijay Ray Slabaugh; siblings, Carolyn Borkholder, Delbert and Lydia Miller; brother-in-law, Noah Borkholder; and sister-in-law, Carrie Miller.
Family and friends may call after 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 3, 2019 and all day Saturday, May 4th at the Marvin Miller residence (Hoosier Appliance, 8903 N. 800 W., Etna Green). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 5th also at the Marvin Miller residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Miller, Ida J. Slabaugh
September 18, 1935 - February 24, 2019
Ida J. Miller, 83, of LaGrange, died at 4:35 pm, on Sunday, February 24, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange. She was born on September 18, 1935, in Nappanee, to Joseph and Ida (Miller) Slabaugh. On December 15, 1955 she married Elmer J. Miller; he died September 12, 2013.
Surviving are two daughters, Nora (Samuel) Brandenberger of Shipshewana, Etta Fern
(Amos) Glick of LaGrange; two sons, Harlan (Ruby) Miller, Vernon (Luanne) Miller both of Shipshewana; 11 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Edna (John) Swartz of Nappanee, Sylvia Miller of Dunnegan, MO; three brothers, Tobe (Elizabeth) Slabaugh, Chris (Alma) Slabaugh both of Nappanee, Lester (Ann) Slabaugh of FL.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Wayne and
Kenneth Miller; grandson, Jason Brandenberger; sister, Wilma Eash.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26 and all day Wednesday, February 27 at the Ray Troyer residence, 0600 N. 700 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 28 also at the Ray Troyer residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Gerald Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller, Katie E. Miller
June 10, 1924-April 25, 2019
Katie E. Miller, 94, of LaGrange, IN died April 25, 2019, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.
Mrs. Miller was born on June 10, 1924 in LaGrange County, to John S. and Martha (Miller) Miller.
Living her lifetime in LaGrange County, she was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
On November 29, 1949, Katie married Samuel Borntrager; he preceded her in death on March 25, 2003. On September 7, 2003, she married Enos E. Miller; he preceded her in death on November 11, 2016.
Surviving are three step-daughters; Katie (Floyd) Kauffman of Barnwell, SC; Sara Ann Miller of LaGrange and LeAnna (Samuel) Bowman of Hillsboro, WI, five step-sons, Daniel Ray (Fannie) Miller of Lengby, MN; David Lee (Saraetta) Miller of Pardeeville, WI; Harley (Elsie) Miller; Mervin (Luella) Miller and Tobie (Katie) Miller all of LaGrange, 44 step-grandchildren; 231 step-great-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mattie J. Swantz of Kalona, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
Along with her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; and her ten siblings, Elizabeth Bontrager, Ervin Miller, Sara Yoder, Lena Sudermen, Naomah Schlabaugh, Clara Yoder, Edna Yoder, Mary Schlabaugh, Samuel Miller, and John Miller, Jr.
Funeral Services will be held at 9:30am on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Sam Wengerd residence, 1030 S 100 W, LaGrange. The Bishop Glen W. Miller and home ministers will officiate.
A viewing will be held at the Sam Wengerd residence on Saturday, April 27th beginning at 1pm and all day on Sunday, April 28th.
Burial will take place at Miller Cemetery, LaGrange, IN.
Miller, Katie Troyer
Dec. 10, 1926 - March 15, 2019
Katie Miller, 92, of Goshen, formerly of Shipshewana, died at 11:55 pm on Friday, March 15, at Courtyard of Goshen. She was born on December 10, 1926 in Chouteau, OK, to Tobe and Lizzie (Miller) Troyer. On February 19, 1948 in Topeka she married Crist J. Miller, he died December 14, 2012.
Surviving are three sons, Dale Eugene Miller of Topeka, Billy Ray (Terry) Miller of Shipshewana, Crist (Ida) Miller, Jr. of Shipshewana; son-in-law, Richard (Loretta) Miller of Goshen; four sisters, Edna Miller of Middlebury, Iva Miller of Shipshewana, Verna Miller of Topeka, Dorothy (Eugene) Yoder of Topeka; a brother, Toby (Ann) Troyer of Topeka; nine grandchildren, Tony Miller, Miranda Kennedy, Quincy (Robbie) Miller, Karleen (Matt) Ulfig, Mark (Rose) Miller, Keith (Marcille) Miller, Julie (Chad) Peachey, Galen Miller, Doretta Miller; 22 great-grandchildren; a great great grand-daughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Paul Miller; a daughter, Ruthie Mae Miller; two great grandchildren; five sisters, Fannie Bontrager, Edith Swartz, Lorene Borkholder, Lydia Drury, Mary Bontrager; two brothers, William and Mose Troyer.
She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and a homemaker.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, at Larry Otto Residence, 2205 S. 1200 W. Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the same residence. Services will be conducted by home ministers. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
Miller, Lizzie Plank
May 14, 1919 -- March 10, 2019
Lizzie Miller, 99, of Ligonier, died at 10:45 pm on Sunday, March 10, at her residence. She was born on May 14, 1919 in Haven, KS, to Noah and Lovina (Petersheim) Plank. On November 7, 1940 in Haven, KS. she married Ervin A. Miller, he died March 23, 2007.
Surviving are two sons, Harley (Esther) Miller of Ligonier, William (Mary) Miller of Topeka; six daughters, Gertie (Sam, Jr.) Mast of Millersburg, Martha (Floyd) Lehman of LaGrange, Vera (Glenn) Troyer of Ligonier, Anna Yoder of Topeka, Edna (Al) Hostetler of Ligonier, Betty (Elvie) Miller of Ligonier; 74 grandchildren, 366 great-grandchildren, 58 great great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Miller of Hazleton, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie and Jake Plank; three sisters, Anna Bontrager, Susie Hostetler and Ida Miller.
Lizzie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 12:00 noon on Tuesday, March 12, and all day Wednesday, March 13, at the family's residence, 7380 S. 400 W. Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, March 14, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Samuel Herschberger and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
Miller, Margaret Leah Troyer
(1923 - 2019)
Margaret Leah Troyer Miller, 95, of Streetsboro, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was born May 27, 1923, in Newton, Kansas to Miles and Mary (Reiff) Troyer. Margaret was a member of the Aurora Mennonite Church and was a teacher for the Streetsboro City Schools.
Survivors include her children Susan Miller of Streetsboro, Wilbur Miller married to Christine Miller of Ann Arbor, MI, Philip Miller of Streetsboro, and Sheryl Wideman married to Robert Wideman of Ontario, Canada, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a sister, Grace Helmuth of Sagamore Hills.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Vernon D. Miller, and siblings Fern Erb, Vera Weaver, Rebecca Bixler, Dorothy Miller, and Darda Troyer.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 23, at the Aurora Mennonite Church, 59 E. Mennonite Road, Aurora, OH 44202. Pastor David Martino will officiate. Burial has taken place in the Aurora Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC US), 21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500. Arrangements have been entrusted to Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home, Streetsboro Chapel.
Miller, Nellie "Ruth" Lambright
May 18, 1927 - February 15, 2019
Nellie "Ruth" Miller, 91, of Shipshewana, passed away peacefully at 8:57 am, on Friday, February 15, at Greenhouse Village of Goshen. She was born on May 18, 1927 in Lagrange County to Evan and Clara (Speicher) Lambright. On November 9, 1946 in LaGrange County she married Paul J. Miller, died October 24, 2018.
Surviving are a daughter, Gwendolyn (Gene) Newcomer of Shipshewana; five sons, Gordon J. (Nancy) Miller of Spindale, NC, Gary (Patricia) Miller of Shipshewana, Gerald (Amy) Miller of Middlebury, Glen (Sheri) Miller of Shipshewana, Gene (Jenny) Miller of Goshen; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris (Ivan) Birkey of Shipshewana and Rachel (Lee) Troyer of Goshen; and the Chung Do family of Carmel.
She was preceded in death by parents; husband; two sisters, Lois Hooley and Evelyn Hostetler and a grandson, Grant Newcomer.
Ruth was a homemaker and a very active member at Shore Church where she often volunteered. She was the owner-operator of Green Meadow Bed and Breakfast, Shipshewana for 16 years. She'd love to host people in her home and have them stay for long periods of time. She loved to feed the birds and put puzzles together and she always looked forward to her family coming to visit.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 18, at Shore Church, Shipshewana. Family and friends will gather at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 19, at the church to proceed to the cemetery for a graveside service at Shore Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am at the church. Services will be conducted by Dennis Berkey. Memorials may be given to Shore Church.
Miller, Orva P.
June 19, 1941 -- March 1, 2019
Orva P. Miller, 77, of Topeka, died at 10:45 pm on Friday, March 1 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1941, in LaGrange County, to Phillip N. and Wilma J. (Lambright) Miller. On October 5, 1961, in Shipshewana, he married Ella Mae Slabach; she died June 21, 2006. On April 5, 2008, in LaGrange County, he married LaVerda (Yoder) Detweiler, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his second wife are five daughters, Ruth (Harley) Bender of Shipshewana, Betty (Ervin Jr.) Schlabach of Millersburg, Katie (Merle) Miller of Topeka, Elnora (Samuel) Schwartz of Topeka, Carolyn (Danny) Miller of Shipshewana; six sons, Calvin (Linda) Miller of Shipshewana, Melvin (Ruth) Miller of Shipshewana, Phillip (Marilyn) Miller of LaGrange, Orva Jr. (Edna) Miller of Middlebury, David (Loretta) Miller of
Shipshewana, Glenn (Laurie) Miller of Goshen; two stepdaughters, Kathy (Randy) Mullet of Shipshewana, Mary Beth (Phil) Hostetler of Elkhart; three stepsons, Leon (Suzanne) Detweiler of LaGrange, Leland (Kim) Detweiler of WI, Robert (Andrea) Detweiler of Goshen; 69 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, 21 step grandchildren; four brothers, LeRoy (Mary) Miller of Topeka, Mervin (Irene) Miller of Topeka, Melvin (Mary Ann) Miller of
Middlebury, Willard (LuElla) Miller of Topeka; three sisters, Elsie (Paul) Fry of Topeka, Fannie (Mervin) Mast of WI, Erma Stutzman of Middlebury.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; brother, Raymond Miller; two great-granddaughters, Kristen Elysse Miller and Grace Elysse Bender; step great-grandson, Joseph Allen Mullet.
He was a therapist and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm Sunday, March 3 and all day Monday, March 4 at the family residence, 4705 S. 600 W., Topeka.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, March 5 at the Harley Fry residence, 4880 S. 600 W., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Elva Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
Miller, Ruby Christena
May 24, 1930 - February 11, 2019
Ruby Christena Miller, 88, of Middlebury, died at 10:50 pm on Monday, February 11, at Goshen Health Hospital. She had lived at Waterford Crossing, Goshen for the past year. She was born on May 24, 1930 in Middlebury to Joe B. and Christena (Bender) Miller.
Survivors include her brother, Melvin (Esther) Miller of Middlebury; two sisters, Viola Schmucker of Goshen and Ida Ellen (Fred) Miller of Nashville, AR; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Miller of Goshen and Deb Miller of Elkhart; her caregivers, John (Sara) Miller of Middlebury.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Barbara Miller; sister, Katie Mae Schmucker; three brothers, Vernon J. Miller, Omer Miller and Ora Wayne Miller.
Ruby had done housecleaning and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 13, and all day Thursday, February 14, at John Miller's residence, 11232 CR 18 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, February 15, at LaVern and Arlene Bontrager's residence, 11511 CR 18 Middlebury. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
Mohler, Mildred Seibel, 78, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Landis Homes.
She was born in Stevens to the late Edwin and Vera (Seibel) Weaver and was the wife of the late David W. Mohler who passed away in 2011. She was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church, Reinholds.
Mildred worked in the deli at Martin's Market for many years before retiring. She enjoyed reading, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mildred is survived by a son, Ken, husband of Melanie (Gochnauer) Mohler of Ephrata; two daughters, Lucille, wife of Terry Hollinger of Richland, Janelle, wife of Dwane Reitz of Lancaster; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Albert Weaver of Ephrata and a sister, Gladys, wife of Wilbur Engle of West Chester.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Weaver and a sister Erma Geib.
A viewing will be held Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 6 to 8 PM at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, at the West Bethany Chapel, followed by funeral services at 10:30 AM. Interment will take place in the Gehman Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mildred's memory may be made to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, 17543.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Morse, Donald F., 81, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died April 9, 2019 at the same place. He was born January 19, 1938 at Lowville to Gilbert and Marguerite (Buckley) Morse. On May 2, 1959 at Lowville he was married to Mary Lou Jantzi, who survives.
Surviving are children, Brian S. Morse; and Julie A. and Ronald G. Belsterling; three grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law Cathy Morse and Kay Woodruff.
A sister, Patricia Makuch and three brothers, Herbert Morse, David Morse, and Richard Morse preceded him in death.
Mr. Morse owned Lowville Motors and Lowville Auto Parts.
Memorial services were held April 13, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, Lewis Co., NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mumaw, Lowell, 94, Goshen, died 11:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born April 18, 1924 in Wakarusa, to Ira Mumaw & Martha (Weaver) Mumaw Leinbach. He married Mildred (Bontrager) Mumaw on June 5, 1953 and she died June 25, 2006.
Surviving are children, Marcia (Curtis) Jantz, Wells, Texas, Gloria (Bob) Verbanac, Indianapolis, Eric (Kim) Mumaw, Goshen, 3 grandchildren, sister, Gladys Mast, Goshen, half-brothers, Gerald Leinbach, Hesston, Kansas, Russel Leinbach, Goshen and a step-sister, Fern Yontz, Goshen.
Preceded in death are his parents, wife, Mildred, sister, Mary Louise Kalbfleisch, step-siblings, Maurice Leinbach, Howard Leinbach, Kenneth Leinbach, J.R. Leinbach, Catherine Walter, Louida Mae Mishler, Irma Shank & Betty Herendeen.
Lowell was a 1942 graduate of Wakarusa High School and a member of Living Waters Mennonite Church, Goshen. He retired from local trailer factory companies and was a self-employed painter.
Visitation will be 12:00-2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, with the funeral service following at 2 p.m. all at The MeetingHouse, Greencroft, Goshen. Burial will follow at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Mennonite Disabilities Goldenrod, 1514 College Ave., Goshen, IN 46526.
Musselman, Leona E. Grove
May 19, 1931 - April 1, 2019
Leona E. Musselman, 87, New Holland, PA formerly of Gettysburg, PA went home to be with her Lord Monday, April 1, 2019 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland.
She was born May 19, 1931 in Hagerstown, MD, the daughter of the late Luther and Katie Eshelman Grove. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, and granddaughters, Ericka Horst, and Colleen Musselman as well as 6 siblings.
Leona was a former member of Bethel Mennonite Church and most recently a member of Community Church of Garden Spot Village. Family was a large focus of her life, being very generous and thoughtful in many ways. Her strong faith in God was evident in how she faced life's challenges and in the ways she served others. She was a valiant prayer warrior for her family, lifting each by name in prayer every day. She was an avid quilter in her later years and also crafted many comforters for Mennonite Central Committee. She had a passion for baking, with cinnamon rolls and pies being her specialties.
Mrs. Musselman is survived by four children; Linda Fair and her husband Neil of Lancaster, PA, Ronald Musselman and his wife Pat of Lewisburg, PA, LuAnn Horst and her husband Ron of Lancaster, PA, Randall Musselman and his wife Deborah of Dover, DE. She had 8 grandchildren; Valeri Hartman, Brad Fair, Kyle, Ryan and Emily Horst, Andy and Kelsey Musselman, and Sage Musselman, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 pm in the Garden Spot Village Chapel in New Holland, PA. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Community Church of Garden Spot Village.
Musser, James M., 64, of Bowmansville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home, following a several-year battle with ALS. His wife of 43 years, Susan K. (Burkhart) Musser, survives.
Born in Denver, he was the son of the late Mark G. and Maria Z. (Martin) Musser.
Prior to retiring Jim was co-owner of Hibshman's Auto Service in East Earl.
He was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church and the Bowmansville Fire Company for many years. He served as Fire Chief for 17 years.
He enjoyed camping, the outdoors and hunting near Wellsboro at his hunting camp. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Andrew married to Julianne Musser and their children Jackson and Reagan of New Holland; Eric married to Lauren Musser and their children Noah, Joel and Ainsley of Bowmansville; and Douglas Musser of Lynchburg, VA and six siblings: Lillian Worley, Robert married to Ruth Musser, Mary Ellen Musser, Miriam Musser, Grace married to John Sensenig, and Sylvia married to Carl Eberly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law James Worley and a sister-in-law Miriam Musser.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl. The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Friday from 9 - 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Bowmansville Fire Company, P. O. Box 302, Bowmansville, PA 17507 or Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Musser, Rufus S., 90, of Ephrata, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, after a short illness.
Born in Brecknock Twp., he was the son of the late Isaac H. and Lena N. (Sauder) Musser. He was the husband of Irene M. Musser for 17 years. His first wife, Esther (Zimmerman) Musser passed away in 2001.
He was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).
Rufus was a retired farmer.
In addition to his wife, Rufus is survived by four children, Marlin, husband of Merla (Sensenig) Musser of Lititz, Lorraine, wife of the late Kenneth Nolt of Lititz, Joyce, wife of Glenn Weaver of Leola, Glenn, husband of Karen (Groff) Musser of Fredericksburg; five step-children, Nevin, husband of Anna Mae Zimmerman of East Earl, Jane, wife of Leon Rutt of Mt. Joy, Dawn, wife of Curvin Good of Myerstown, Darlene, wife of Sidney Eberly of Robesonia, Janice, wife of Paul Zimmerman of Lititz; 15 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 29 step-grandchildren; 41 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roman (Kathryn) Musser of Lititz, Isaac (Mary Jane) Musser of Narvon, and four sisters, Anna High of Denver, Edna Martin of Myerstown, Mary, wife of Lloyd High of Lititz, Esther, wife of Lloyd Oberholtzer of Richland.
In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Christ, David and John Musser and a sister, Eva Oberholtzer.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 201 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 9:00 AM at Midway Mennonite Reception Center with further services at 9:30 AM from Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.