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Miller, Ada E. Yoder ; . . Miller, Albert C. ; . . Miller, Alva R. ; . . Miller, Alvin N. ; . . Miller, Anna E. Witmer ; . . Miller, Betty J. Bontrager ; . . Miller, Chester ; . . Miller, Chester A. ; . . Miller, Clara Mae Helmuth ; . . Miller, David E. ; . . Miller, Edna H. Frye ; . . Miller, Edna Kuhns ; . . Miller, Edna Yoder ; . . Miller, Eli ; . . Miller, Elmer C. ; . . Miller, Gary Dale ; . . Miller, Gary J. ; . . Miller, Ida M. Bontrager ; . . Miller, Lovina A. Miller ; . . Miller, Marie Arlene Helmuth ; . . Miller, Mary Esther Miller ; . . Miller, Mervin C. ; . . Miller, Monroe W. ; . . Miller, Obie J. ; . . Miller, Rudy C. ; . . Miller, Sarah A. Miller ; . . Miller, Sarah E. Bender ; . . Miller, Stephanie Dawn ; . . Miller, Willard D. ; . . Minter, Donald (Dr.) ; . . Moyer, Ruth S. Harting ; . . Moyer, Samuel L. ; . . Mullet, Elizabeth Mae Yoder ; . . Mullett, Mary Ellen Bontrager ; . . Musselman, David G., Jr. ; . .

 

Miller, Ada E. Yoder
July 23, 1942 - January 26, 2020

Ada E. Miller, 77, of Shipshewana went to be with the Lord while surrounded by her family at 6:40 pm on Sunday, January 26, at her residence. She was born on July 23, 1942 in LaGrange to Ezra and Anna (Bontrager) Yoder. On October 22, 1959 in Shipshewana she married Nelson Miller, he died December 24, 2012.

Surviving are five daughters, Dorothy (Denis) Graber of Leo, Doris (Marlin) Graber of Grabill, Betty (Tim) Frank of Goshen, Katy (Mervin) Miller of Goshen, Anna (Gary) Bontrager of Vandalia, MI; two sons, Nelson, Jr. (Rachel) Miller of Middlebury, Ezra Jay (Ellen) Miller of Elkhart; 36 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; two sisters, LeAnna (John) Schrock of Middlebury, Katie Humble of Middlebury; two brothers, Pete Yoder of Goshen and Christie (Marlene) Yoder of Millersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Magdalena Miller, grandson, Timothy Bontrager, step granddaughter, Jamie Frank, two brothers, Daniel and Elmer Yoder, two sisters and brothers-in-law , Mary (Sylvanus) Miller and Lizzie Mae (LaVern) Bontrager; sister-in-law, Katie Yoder, a brother-in-law, Thomas Humble.

Ada was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church and had worked in home healthcare assisting the elderly. She loved to host people into her home and enjoyed cooking for her guests. She was very faithful in attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 30, also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Fairhaven Ministry Team. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Fairhaven Mennonite
Church.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Albert C.
September 25, 1941 - June 10, 2020

Albert C. Miller, age 78, of Nappanee, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from head trauma received from a bicycle accident. He was born September 25, 1941 in Mayes County, OK, to Crist M. and Clara B. (Troyer) Miller. On November 15, 1962 he married Fannie L. Kuhns in Marshall County. He has lived in the Nappanee area since 1962. Albert was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie L. Miller, Nappanee; children, Nelson A. (Katie) Miller, Dundee, OH, Christie A. (Mary) Miller, Belleville, AR, Erma A. Miller, Nappanee, Lester A. (Edith) Miller, Vinita, OK, Arlene A. Miller, Nappanee; daughter-in-law, Ruby Miller, Millersburg, IN; 16 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; siblings, Katie Mae Troyer, Pryor, OK, Susan (Robert) Detweiler, Inola, OK, Norman (Fannie) Miller, Chouteau, OK, Polly Kuhns, Dunnegan, MO, Ina Faye (Eli) Detweiler, Inola, OK, Barbara Ellen (John) Bontrager, Chouteau, OK, Clara Louise (Ervin) Raber, Shipshewana, IN, Mary Edna (Alvin) Graber, Riverside, IA, Clarence Jay (Edna) Miller, Chouteau, OK, Wilma (Glen) Yoder, Chouteau, OK; sisters-in-law, LoVina Miller, Whitewater, KS and Edna Miller, Chouteau, OK. He was preceded in death by his sons, Lamar A. and Samuel A. Miller; brother, Herman Cristie Miller; brothers-in-law, Freeman Troyer and Lester Kuhns.

Private family services officiated by Bishop John Troyer and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church are being held. Burial will be in Borkholder Cemetery. In accordance with the State of Indiana Back on Track plan, everyone is encouraged to follow social distancing protocols.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Alva R.
March 26, 1940 - April 5, 2020

Alva R. Miller, 80, of Shipshewana, died at 3:15 pm on Sunday, April 5, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, following a brief illness. He was born on March 26, 1940 in Goshen, to Levi and Ella (Troyer) Miller. On October 12, 1961 in LaGrange County, he married Edna Ellen Yoder; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Wayne Ray (Karen) Miller of Lebanon, MO, Marvin Jay (Katie) Miller of Townville, PA, Kenneth Lee (Joanna) Miller of Crofton, KY; two daughters, Ruthie Elaine (Ray) Lapp, Esther Ilene (Norman) Christner both of Shipshewana; 27 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Levi Jr. Miller of CO, Orva Lee Miller of LaGrange; two sisters, Ruby Stutzman of Nappanee, Mary Mast of MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Vernon (Treva) Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma (Felty) Mast; two brothers-in-law, Floyd Stutzman, Ervin Mast; grandson, Matthew Miller.

Alva was a lifelong farmer and farrier. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Due to current national health concerns, the family will be holding private visitation and funeral services. Services will be conducted by Bishop Marvin Bontrager and home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Alvin N.
May 25, 1943 - June 13, 2020

Alvin N. Miller, 77, of Millersburg, passed away at 9:56 am on Saturday, June 13, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort
Wayne, after a brief illness. He was born on May 25, 1943 in LaGrange to Nathaniel E. and Mary Ann (Beechy) Miller. On May 16, 1963 in LaGrange County he married Alice L. Bontrager, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, David Wayne (Sara) Miller of Chariton, IA, Melvin Eugene Miller of Shipshewana, Marion (Kathy) Miller of Middlebury, Norman (Kristina) Miller of Shipshewana; four daughters, Dorene Kay (Melvin, Jr.) Mullett of Millersburg, Mary Elizabeth (Laverne) Miller of Topeka, Wilma (Devon) Miller of Millersburg, Ellen (Jr.) Keim of Topeka; 46 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Lydia (John) Yoder of Sarasota, FL., Anna (Leander) Keim of Sturgis, MI, Barbara Miller of Topeka, Irma (John) Lambright of Arcadia, FL, Marietta Miller of Topeka, Ida Miller of Topeka; three brothers, Edwin (Edna) Miller of Noblesville, Lloyd (Edna) Miller of Topeka, Aaron (Ruth) Miller of Ligonier; two sisters-in-law, Cora Sue Miller of Millersburg and Katie (John) Hochstetler of LaGrange; lifelong friend Mel (Irene) Mullet of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth Miller; two grandsons and one great grandson; three brothers, Ora, Mahlon and LeRoy N. Miller; two sisters, Wilma and Kathryn Miller.

Alvin was a farmer and had worked in area factories; most recently he was doing woodworking out of his home. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday June 14, all day Monday, June 15, at the family's residence, 5125 S. 1050 W., Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 16, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Anna E. Witmer, 96, of Stuarts Draft, VA died March 10, 2020 at the same place. She was born July 8, 1923 to Arthur G. and Katie H. Witmer. On October 7, 1944 she was married to John H. Miller, who was born June 15, 1923 and died September 18, 2017.

Surviving are children, David Miller; John (Mary Lynn) Miller; Daniel (Tricia) Miller; Rhoda Miller; Martha (Dale) Swartzendruber; Paul (Kimberly) Miller; and Timothy (Lisa) Miller; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

A son, Mark Miller; a daughter-in-law; a grandchild; and siblings, Ruth Garman, Lois Witmer, and Donald Witmer preceded her in death.

Submitted by: Nancy Stoll, Waynesboro, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



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Anna Elizabeth (Witmer) Miller
July 8, 1923 - March 10, 2020

Anna Elizabeth Miller, 96, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at The Meadows of Stuarts Draft Retirement Community in Stuarts Draft, VA.

She was born on July 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Arthur G. and Katie H. Witmer of Lancaster, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John H. Miller on September 18, 2017; a son: Mark; a daughter-in-law; a grandson; two great-grandsons; two sisters: Ruth Garman and Lois Witmer; and a brother: Donald Witmer.

Survivors include seven children: David of Lovingston, VA, John and wife, Mary Lynn of Massillon, OH, Daniel and wife, Tricia of Waxhaw, NC, Rhoda of Charlottesville, VA, Martha and husband, Dale Swartzentruber of Schuyler, VA, Paul and wife, Kimberly of Staunton, VA, and Timothy and wife, Lisa of Schuyler VA; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Ethel Swartzendruber of IA and Dorothy Hess of OH; a brother: Clyde Witmer of PA; and sister-in-law: Naomi Witmer of PA.

Anna was a faithful pastor’s wife and a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed family as well as gardening, playing games, singing, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff at The Meadows of Stuarts Draft Retirement Community and to Hospice Care.

If desired, memorials may be sent to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543.

A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at a later date to be announced.

Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home is serving the Miller family.

FAMILY TO DO SERVICES AT LATER DATE

Springdale Mennonite Church
170 Hall School Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Thacker Brothers Funeral Home, Scottsville
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Betty J. Bontrager
May 30, 1937 - April 30, 2020

Betty J. Miller, 82, of Goshen died at 10:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, at her residence. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Hutchinson, KS, to Joe S.K. and Katie (Yoder) Bontrager. On May 23, 1957 in Middlebury she married Orla D.
Miller; he died December 6, 2011.

Surviving are three sons, Dewayne (Alma) Miller of Goshen, Devon (Nettie) Miller of Shipshewana, Richard (Marilyn) Miller of Shipshewana; two daughters, Kaylene (Elmer) Petersheim of Shipshewana, Ruth Ann (Daniel) Fry of Topeka; 28 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren; two sisters, Clara (Floyd) Borkholder of Nappanee, Susan (Freeman) Lambright of Middlebury; sister-in-law, Ida Bontrager of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Anna Mae Lambright; and two brothers, Herman Bontrager and Chris Bontrager.

Betty was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Due to current gathering restrictions, private funeral services will be held. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to 61537 E. County Line Rd., Goshen, IN 46528. Services will be conducted by Bishop Faron Lehman and the home ministers. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Chester
December 18, 1933 - May 25, 2020

Chester Miller, 86, of Riverside, Iowa, died Monday, May 25, 2020 following an eight-month battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 9:30 AM at the Merlyn Miller residence, 1104 Palm Avenue, Riverside with Minister Clayton Borntrager officiating. Burial will follow at the South Gingerich Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, May 25 from 3 – 8 PM and Tuesday from 1 – 7 PM at 1104 Palm Avenue, Riverside. Guidelines for social distancing set forth by the state will be enforced at the visitation.

Chester H Miller was born December 18, 1933 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Henry B. and Edna (Miller) Miller. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church. He was united in marriage to Mary Ropp on January 12, 1956.

Chester is survived by his wife Mary and three sons and six daughters: LullaBelle at home, Henry (Ila) Miller, Charles (Ellen) Miller of Kalona, Marilyn (Glen) Miller of Reed City, Michigan, Merlyn (Myrna) Miller of Riverside, Gladys (Loren) Borntrager, Wanda (John Dale) Gingerich of Kalona, Joyce (Solomon) Hershberger of Riverside, Shirley Miller of Kalona, 39 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law Edna Miller, three brothers: Norman H (Alma), Morris H and Vernon H (Nina), one sister Mary Pearl (Fred) Mast all of Kalona.

Preceding Chester in death were his parents, one brother Emery, two sisters-in-law: Mary Jane and Freda Miller and two great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Miller, Chester A.
September 5, 1936 - February 13, 2020

Chester A. Miller, 83, of Millersburg, died at 7:04 am on Thursday, February 13, at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on September 5, 1936 in Goshen to Andrew and Susie (Hochstetler) Miller. On January 1, 1959 in Goshen he married Treva Bontrager, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Gerald (Mary Ruth) Miller and Galen (Wilma) Miller all of Millersburg; two daughters, Grace (Wayne) Miller and Glenda (LaVern) Yoder all of Goshen; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; a brother, Emanuel (Esther) Miller of Bolivar, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ellen Miller and a brother, Vernon Miller.

Chester was a retired farmer and had worked at Jayco in Middlebury for many years. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and he was ordained as a minister in 1974.

Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 13, and all day Friday, February 14, at the family's residence, 11960 County Road 38 Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 15, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Marlin Hochstetler and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of the arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Clara Mae Helmuth
October 1, 1947 - January 8, 2020

Clara Mae Miller, 72, of Goshen, died unexpectedly at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 8 at her residence. She was born on October 1, 1947 in Bremen, to Levi and Ida (Mast) Helmuth. On October 10, 1968 in Elkhart County, she married Roman E. Miller; he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are daughter, Loretta (Wilbur) Yoder of Nappanee; four sons, Perry (Lora) Miller of Middlebury, Levi (Esther) Miller of Centreville, MI, Lamar (Ruth Ann) Miller of Florence, TX, Lyle (Darleen) Miller of Goshen; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; five brothers, Glen Helmuth of Goshen, Eli (Mary Ellen) Helmuth of Middlebury, David (Barbara) Helmuth of Goshen, Harvey (Betty) Helmuth of Shipshewana, Walter (Susie) Helmuth of Tallahassee, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucy Helmuth; sister-in-law, Mary Edna Helmuth.

Clara Mae was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She worked for six years in the Essenhaus Bakery.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, January 10 and all day Saturday, January 11 at the Levi Stutzman residence, 14513 CR 38, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, January 12 also at the Levi Stutzman residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Wingard and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, David E.
June 23, 1948 - June 7, 2020

PENN LAIRD -- David E. “Dave” Miller, 71, a resident of Penn Laird, formerly of Lakewood, Colo., passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020, at his home. Mr. Miller was born June 23, 1948, in Lancaster, Pa., and was a son of the late Daniel Edwin and Sarah Ellen (Bender) Miller.

David retired after many years as a welder. He also worked as a sales associate for Macy’s for 20 years. Mr. Miller was a member of the Rocky Mountain Tool Collectors Club. He was awarded a lifetime membership and served as a two-time president. He was also a member of the Midwest Tool Collectors Club, where he currently was serving as a regional director. Dave enjoyed traveling, hunting big game, fishing, and collecting antique tools. He also loved helping on the Shank family farm, where he fabricated parts to improve the tractors and equipment. He attended Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene.

On Sept. 6, 1969, he married the former Fern Shank, who survives.

Also surviving are his siblings, Elaine Thomas and husband, Ken, of Goshen, Ind., Daniel Miller Jr. and wife, Linda, of Lancaster, Pa., James E. Miller and wife, Marge, of Seymour, Ind., Mary Hasselstrom and husband, Nick, of Clarkston, Wash., Jason E. Miller and wife, Lynn, of Harveys Lake, Pa., Lois Zook and husband, Randy, of Lancaster, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arneda Shank Steiner and husband, Glenn, of Dalton, Ohio, Joseph G. Shank II and wife, Linda Sue, of Broadway, Evelyn Shank Mast and husband, Harlan, of Penn Laird, Nelson L. Shank and wife, Barbara, of Stuarts Draft, Charles S. Shank and wife, Amei, of Broadway; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Miller was preceded in death by a niece, Kimberly Thomas.

Pastors Roger Dove and Jim Harrison will conduct a private graveside service.

The casket will be closed, however, friends may sign the register book at McMullen Funeral Home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rocky Mountain Tools Collectors Club, 20467 E. Briarwood Ave., Centennial, CO, 80016 or to the Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, Va.

Daily News Record - 6/9/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Miller, Edna H. Frye
December 3, 1932 - March 23, 2020

Edna H. Miller, 87, of Topeka, died at 4:20 am on Monday, March 23, at her residence. She was born on December 3, 1932 in LaGrange County to Henry and Lydia (Troyer) Frye. On December 10, 1953 in LaGrange County she married Freeman S. Miller; he died October 4, 2011.

Surviving are six daughters, Esther (LaVern) Lambright of Topeka, Dora (Norm) Burkholder of Bourbon, Vera (Melvin) Hostetler of Nappanee, Freda (Delmar) Miller of Millersburg, Ruth (Vernon) Yoder of Shipshewana, Betty (David) Weaver of LaGrange; three sons, Glen (Ida) Miller of Goshen, Merle (Marilyn) Miller of Goshen, Calvin (Edna) Miller of Millersburg; 47 grandchildren; 123 great-grandchildren; brother, Noah (Mary) Frye of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three grandchildren; four sisters, Susan Yoder, Katy Yoder, infant Lavina Frye, Ella Wingard; four brothers, Joas, Elvie, Sam and Calvin Frye.

Edna was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Due to current national health concerns the immediate family will be holding private visitation and funeral services. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to them at 6250 S. 900 W., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Wingard Jr., and the home ministers. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Edna Kuhns
January 28, 1938 - May 29, 2020

Edna (Kuhns) Miller, age 82, of 7800 N 800 W, Nappanee, IN died at 8pm Friday, May 29, 2020 at Bremen Hospital of natural causes. She was born January 28, 1938 in Kosciusko County to Levi J. and Elizabeth (Hershberger) Kuhns and lived her whole life in the Nappanee area. On March 20, 1958, she married Edward E. Miller. He preceded her in death November 17, 2013. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Ruth Ann Miller of Etna Green, IN; Lloyd E. (Margaret) Miller of Etna Green, IN; Kathryn Sue Miller of Nappanee, IN; Frieda Mae Miller of Nappanee, IN; Jacob Lynn (Clara) Miller of Etna Green, IN; Herman Ray (Elnora) Miller of Etna Green, IN; Allen Lee (Elaine) Miller of Plymouth, IN; Aaron E. (Elaine) Miller of Nappanee, IN; Ernest Jay (Carolyn) Miller of Etna Green, IN; Irvin Dean Miller of Nappanee, IN; and Edward Miller Jr. of Nappanee, IN; 29 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Eli Kuhns of Etna Green, IN; Alvin (Verna) Kuhns of Shipshewana, IN; Freeman (Irene) Kuhns of Milford, IN; and a sister-in-law Clara Kuhns of Portage, WI.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son Floyd Miller; 3 grandsons Jay Dean Miller, Wyman Lynn Miller and Leon Jay Miller; a great granddaughter Kayla Rose; 2 brothers, Roman Kuhns and Melvin Kuhns, 2 infant brothers, 3 sisters Malinda Miller, Emma Miller and Amanda Chupp; 3 brother-in-law’s Roman Miller, Howard Miller and Lamar Chupp.

Private Family services officiated by Old Order Amish Church Home Ministries are being held with burial at Graber Cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Edna Yoder
November 7, 1925 - April 5, 2020

Edna Miller, 94, of Centreville, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Thurston Woods Care Center, Sturgis, Michigan.

Edna was born November 7, 1925, to Levi C. and Fanny (Beechy) Yoder. On February 21, 1948, she married Ezra J. (Hez) Miller. They spent all their married life living in the Burr Oak, White Pigeon, and Sturgis, Michigan, communities. Several winters were spent in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

Ezra and Edna had a heart for people and were involved in many caregiving roles. They were charter members of Riverview Mennonite Church, White Pigeon; helped establish Lakeview, a group home for troubled adolescents; hosted many boarders in their home; and later turned their own home into an elder-care group home. Edna was a wonderful cook and hostess and was a faithful companion working alongside her husband in many church functions and family events. She had an upholstery business and enjoyed working in her flower beds.

After Ezra's passing, Edna became a Home Health Aide serving the elderly in their homes. Twice she traveled to Russia with Operation Carelift, a Josh McDowell ministry. In spite of dealing with arthritis for many years, Edna made and sold beautiful quilts and dolls and enjoyed painting landscape scenes. She valued good books and delighted in reading to her grandchildren. Edna was a member of Moorepark Community Church, Three Rivers, Michigan, for 20 years.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband Ezra in 1992 and two sons, William Eugene (Bill), 1968, and Kenneth Wayne (Ken), 2016; five brothers: Alvin Yoder, Lagrange, Indiana; Perry Yoder, White Pigeon, Michigan; Aaron, Levi, and Will Yoder, all of Shipshewana, Indiana; and four sisters: Martha (Jerome) Troyer, Goshen, Indiana; Irma (Howard) Troyer and Barbara (Alvin) Mullet of Shipshewana, Indiana; and Mary (Mose) Gingerich of Goshen, Indiana.

Survivors include two sons, Maynard (Ruby) Miller of Kalona, Iowa, and Devon (Margaret) Miller of Centreville, Michigan; one daughter-in-law, Julia Miller, Sturgis, Michigan; one stepdaughter, Edna (Lloyd) Brugger, Weyers Cave, Virginia; 16 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. The family is grateful for your prayers during this difficult time. A private graveside service will be held for the family at White Pigeon Township Cemetery, and a public memorial service will be held at a later date. Edna and Ezra had a deep interest in the work of Living Hope Native Ministries of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Memorials for Edna can be directed to Living Hope Ministries’ Indigenous Leaders Fund, which supports the work of First Nations leaders in Northwestern Ontario. Memorials may be sent to Eley Funeral Home or be made online at www.lhnm.org and designated to the Native Leaders Fund in honor of Edna Miller.

Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home, Centreville.

Eley Funeral Home, Centreville, MI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Eli
September 23, 1934 - February 5, 2020

Eli Miller, 85, passed away Wednesday morning of February 5th at home. He was born September 23, 1934 to Jake and Polly (Helmuth) Miller in Arthur, Illinois.

On August 8, 1971 he married Mary Sue Yoder of Garden City, Missouri in Goshen, Indiana.

Surviving him are his wife, Mary Sue; a son, K. Erich (Kristine Sensenig) Miller of Goshen; a daughter, Danielle Miller (Hugo Saucedo), and two grandchildren, Gabriel and Isla Miller Saucedo of San Antonio; two sisters, Mary Miller (Lisa Dimondstein), and Alma Bontrager; four brothers, Chris (Lola), Orie, Emery (Mary Alice), and Paul (Sherry); one sister-in-law Helen Miller; and one brother-in-law Floyd Hershberger.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Barbara Hershberger; brothers, Henry, Daniel and John; and sisters-in-law, Anna and Mildred.

Eli spent his early years in Arthur, IL, and in 1948, at the age of 13, he moved to the Goshen area. In 1957, he completed high school while in 1-W service at Iowa Mennonite High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Iowa in 1961 and received an M.A. in German from Indiana University in 1968. He spent four months of intensive language study in Germany at the Goethe Institute.

Eli began his teaching career in a one-room school in Wayland, Iowa in 1959 while still in college. After moving back to Indiana in 1961, he was hired to teach 4th grade at Union Center School where he served for 5 years. Upon receiving his Master’s degree, he accepted a position in the newly formed Fairfield school district where he taught English and German, spending the ‘71-‘72 school year in Kollnau, Germany with the Fulbright teacher exchange program. He retired from teaching in 1996.

Eli loved plants of all kinds and spent more than 40 years landscaping and doing landscape maintenance, first at Keim’s nursery and later independently during the summer months.

His love of nature extended beyond summer work: raising a small herd of beef cattle and chickens for friends and family, transplanting wild white trillium into the small woods that lined his property, waking his children to view a meteor shower, watching the birds at the feeders he put out every winter, and nurturing the land to produce a large variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Eli also had a deeply creative side - dabbling in drawing and design, and gleaning from his abundant flower beds to produce beautiful arrangements. While he drew much of his inspiration from the natural word, his creativity, on occasion, extended into the realm of food. He is lovingly known by his family as the inventor of the zucchini bread ice cream sandwich.

Eli’s life reflected a deep interest in other people and cultures. He took the time to talk and listen to individuals from all over the world. Together his family hosted 7 exchange students from Brazil, Germany, France and Japan. He believed in the transformative power of international travel and led multiple groups of high school students to Germany, as well as traveling much of the world himself.

Eli served as church treasurer and secretary, a mentor for youth, and Sunday School teacher at Holdeman Mennonite Church where he was a member for 46 years. He was diagnosed with a form of Parkinson’s Disease in 2007 and was active in the local Parkinson’s support community.

Throughout his life, Eli’s investment in his 10 siblings and their families remained a constant. Welcoming the children of multiple generations onto the farm, supporting their endeavors and offering a curious and listening ear has left an imprint on many lives.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Holdeman Mennonite Church (65723 C.R. 1, Wakarusa, IN). The memorial service will take place on Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 p.m., also at Holdeman. Eli chose to donate his body to medical research, and his ashes will be interred at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee or the Elkhart County Clubhouse (114 S. 5th St. Goshen, IN 46528).

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Eli, 85, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 5, 2020 at the same place. He was born September 23, 1934 at Arthur, IL to Jake and Polly (Helmuth) Miller. On August 8, 1971 he was married to Mary Sue Yoder, who was born December 6, 1942 and survives.

Surviving are children, K. Erich (Kristine Sensenig) Miller and Danielle Miller (Hugo Saucedo); two grandchildren, and siblings, Mary Miller (Lisa Dimondstein), Alma Bontrager, Chris (Lola) Miller, Orie Miller, Emery (Mary Alice) Miller and Paul (Sherry) Miller; one sister-in-law Helen Miller; and one brother-in-law Floyd Hershberger.

A sister, Barbara Hershberger; brothers Henry, Daniel and John; and sisters-in-law Anna and Mildred preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 16, 2020 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN.

Submitted by: Holdeman Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Elmer C.
June 2, 1931 - June 1, 2020

Elmer C. Miller, 88, of LaGrange, died at 11:50 am on Monday, June 1 at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1931 in LaGrange County to Clarence A. and Polly (Yoder) Miller. On March 5, 1953 in Shipshewana, he married Ida J. Yoder; she died December 25, 1989. On May 26, 1991 in Shipshewana, he married Katie Mae (Eash) Miller; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are six daughters, Carolyn (Wilbur) Miller of Topeka, Freda Mae (Orva) Miller of LaGrange, Irene (Elmer) Miller of Hillsboro, WI, Mary (Floyd) Miller of Shipshewana, Rosanna (Eugene) Bontrager of Goshen, Kathryn (Herman) Yoder of Shipshewana; seven sons, Jerry (Susie) Miller of Middlebury, Herman (Mary) Miller of LaGrange, Richard (Suanna) Miller of Shipshewana, Harley (Susie) Miller of Dalton, WI, Wilbur (Mary) Miller of LaGrange, Nelson (Sara) Miller of Topeka, Elmer Jr. (LeAnna) Miller of Shipshewana; six stepdaughters, Rosie (Menno Jr.) Mast of Bonduel, WI, Treva (Owen) Yoder of Cecil, WI, Ruth (Sam) Mast, Mary Ann (Amos) Miller both of LaGrange, Martha (Alton) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Elnora (David) Bontrager of LaGrange; three stepsons, Ben (Edna) Miller of Howe, David (Marietta) Miller of Shipshewana, Dan (Edna) Miller of Shawano, WI; step daughter-in-law, Marie Miller of LaGrange; 80 grandchildren, 80 step grandchildren, 250 great-grandchildren, 127 step great-grandchildren, 23 step great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mattie Bontrager of Dalton, WI, Ada Hochstetler of Holland, MI; brother, Menno C. (Edna) Miller of Leroy, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; daughter, Leanna Miller; daughter-in-law, Joanna Miller; stepson, Jerry Miller; one grandchild; four step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren.

Elmer was a retired farmer and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 2 and all day Wednesday, June 3 at the family's residence, 0700 S. 400 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 4 also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Beechy Cemetery, LaGrange.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Gary Dale
March 14, 1950 - May 11, 2020

Gary Dale Miller, 70 years, 1 month and 27 days, of Arthur, Illinois passed away at 8:45 A.M. on Monday, May 11, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Wilbur Herschberger residence, 372 E CR 300 N, Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Raymond S. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in rural Arcola, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Gary was born on March 14, 1950 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Ben A. and Barbara S. (Otto) Miller. He married Verna Kay Mast on February 26, 1970 in Arthur, Illinois.

He is survived by his wife, Verna Miller of Arthur, IL, six children, Wilbur Miller and his wife Wilma of Rodney, MI, Harold Miller and his wife Marnita of Arthur, IL, Barbara Herschberger and her husband Wilbur of Arthur, IL, Duane Miller and his wife Rachel of Arcola, IL, Joseph Miller and his wife Dena of Bonduel, WI and Anita Gingerich and her husband Mervin of Arthur, IL, forty-four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, his step-mother, Alma Miller of Arthur, IL, one brother, Willard Miller and his wife Katie of Arthur, IL, one sister, Rachel Miller and her husband Merle of Arthur, IL, one uncle, Eli Gingerich of Arthur, IL and one aunt, Katie Ann Schrock of Arthur, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two grandsons, Delbert Jay Miller and Kevin Dean Miller.

Gary was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Miller, Gary J.
October 16, 1953 - June 4, 2020

Gary J. Miller, 66, of Shipshewana, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 9:55 am on Thursday, June 4, at his residence after a two-month battle with leukemia. He was born on October 16, 1953 in LaGrange to Paul and Ruth (Lambright) Miller. On March 30, 1974 in Elkhart he married Patricia "Patti" J. Schrock, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Jill (Mike) Cress of Convoy, OH; a son, Justin (Crystal) Miller of Middlebury; his five grandchildren, Kaden, Blake, Dylan, Lucas and Morgan; a sister, Gwen (Gene) Newcomer of Shipshewana; four brothers, Gordon (Nancy) Miller of Spindale, NC, Gerald (Amy) Miller of Middlebury, Glen (Sheri) Miller of Shipshewana, Gene (Jenny) Miller of Goshen and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew.

Gary started Wana Engine Center/Wana RV Center in 1980 in Shipshewana where he continued to work until he was unable to because of his illness. He was a member of Shore Church where he had served in many different aspects throughout his life and was involved with Bible Study Fellowship. He was a member of the Shipshewana Volunteer Fire Department for 16 years, serving as Fire Chief for 8 years. He was involved with the LaGrange County 4-H Fair for many years, serving as president for 10 years. Gary loved running, riding horses and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 7, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. The family and funeral home respectively request that attendees wear a face covering during visitation. A private funeral and graveside service will be held by the family. Services will be conducted by Pastors Carl Horner and Nic Raber. Burial will
be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity and RYLM (Rainbow Years Learning Ministry).

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Ida M. Bontrager
October 21, 1928 - March 18, 2020

Ida M. Miller, 91, of Shipshewana, died at 3:50 am, on Wednesday, March 18 at her residence. She was born on October 21, 1928, in LaGrange County, to Mose and Lucy (Graber) Bontrager. On October 19, 1950 in LaGrange County, she married Lester D. Miller; he died February 25, 2008.

Surviving are four sons, Samuel (LeAnna) Miller of Ethel, MO, Amos (Fannie) Miller of Howe, LeRoy Miller of Howe, Albert (Laura) Miller of East Jordan, MI; daughter, Lucy Miller of Shipshewana; 35 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe Bontrager of Mio, MI; three sisters, Mary Miller of Marysville, OH, Clara (Samuel) Hochstetler of Aroda, VA, Wilma (Roy) Miller of Middlebury; brother-in-law, Levi D. Miller of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Lillie Bontrager of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Melvin Miller; grandson, Sammie Jr. Miller; great-granddaughter, Grace Ann Stoll; two brothers, Dan and John Bontrager; sister, Katie Yoder; two brothers-in-law, John Miller, Owen Yoder; two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Bontrager, Mattie Bontrager.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 19 and all day Friday, March 20 at the Perry Yoder residence, 3940 N. 1150 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 21 at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Home Ministers. Burial will be in New Pennsylvania Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Lovina A. Miller
April 5, 1941 - June 17, 2020

Lovina A. Miller, 79, of Wolcottville, passed away at 2:45 pm on Wednesday, June 17, at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born on April 5, 1941 in LaGrange County to Amos U. and Fannie (Bontrager) Miller. On December 6, 1962 in LaGrange County she married Raymond J. Miller, he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are three sons, Delbert R. (Elsie Marie) Miller of Wolcottville, Daniel Ray (Treva Ann) Miller of Shipshewana, Samuel Jay (Erma) Miller of Wolcottville; eight daughters, Fannie Mae (Melvin C.) Miller of Wolcottville, Arlene Yoder of Wolcottville, Alta Fern Beechy of Shipshewana, Rosetta L. (Larry H.) Yoder of Ligonier, Anna Sue (Eugene G.) Troyer of Ligonier, Mary Edna (Lonnie Dean) Beachy of Shipshewana, Neoma L. (Larry) Miller of Millersburg, Edna (Lester) Yoder of Garnet, KS; 61 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren; four brothers, Levi (Mary Ellen) Miller of Nappanee, Harley (Anna) Miller of Nappanee, Eli (Elsie) Miller of Shipshewana, Alton (Susie) Miller of Millersburg; three sisters, Elizabeth (John) Knepp of Shipshewana, Anna (Mervin) Eash of Shipshewana, Wilma (Ora) Miller of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons-in-law, Sam Yoder and Wilbur Beechy; three grandchildren, Anthony Yoder, Cheryl Deann Miller, an infant grandson; a great grandson, Adrian Lamar Eash; brother-in-law, Sam Schrock.

Lovina was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday June 19, and all day Saturday, June 20, at the Delbert Miller residence, 1625 W. 550 S., Wolcottville. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, June 21, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Nathan Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Marie Arlene Helmuth
July 18, 1940 - March 12, 2020

Marie Arlene Miller, 79, of Middlebury, died at 11:06 pm on Thursday, March 12, at Goshen Health Hospital, after a 3 ½ week battle with lung cancer. She was born on July 18, 1940 in Kalona, IA, to Harvey Raymond and Katie Mae (Miller) Helmuth. On December 11, 1958 in Nappanee she married William "Bill" R. Miller, he died March 26, 2015.

Surviving are three sons, Willis (Cheryl) Miller of Milford, Raymond (Lydia Ann) Miller of Middlebury, Arlin (Norma) Miller of Middlebury; five daughters, Arlene (LaVern) Kuhns of Goshen, Norma (Atlee) Troyer of Middlebury, Carolyn (Vernon) Miller of LaGrange, Edna Miller of Middlebury, Nancy (Reuben) Kramer of Middlebury; 30 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Yoder of Goshen, Mabel Miller of Shipshewana; two brothers, Emil (Edna) Helmuth of Rushsylvania, OH, Olin (Alma) Helmuth of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Leo David Helmuth and a brother-in-law, Jonas Miller.

Marie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church. She has wintered for 26 winters in Pinecraft, Florida.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 14, and all day Sunday, March 15, at the Atlee Troyer residence, 10582 County Rd. 24 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Daniel Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Forks Cemetery, Middlebury.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Mary Esther Miller
March 15, 1946 - April 16, 2020

Mary Esther Miller, 74, of Topeka, died at 9:50 am on Thursday, April 16 at her residence. She was born on March 15, 1946 in LaGrange County, to Joni J. and Susie (Bontrager) Miller. On October 10, 1967 in LaGrange County, she married Wilbur Miller; he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, David (Brenda) Miller of Middlebury, Maynard (Janelle) Miller of Topeka; four daughters, Carolyn (Duane) Miller of Millersburg, Sue (Lynn) Bontrager of Wolcottville, Amy (Karl) Bontrager of Topeka, Norma (Gary) Bontrager of Shipshewana; 21 grandchildren, one great-grandson; two brothers, Elmer (Mary) Miller, Vernon (Darlene) Miller both of Shipshewana; four sisters, Pollyanna (Ivan) Hochstetler of Topeka, Katie (Lloyd) Yoder of Millersburg, Alta (Christy) Hochstetler of
Shipshewana, Wilma (DeWayne) Yoder of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin stillborn daughters; brother-in-law, Melvin Eash.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Due to the current gathering restrictions, private family services will be held. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Mervin C.
September 23, 1945 - April 16, 2020

Mervin C. Miller, 74, of Shipshewana died at 9:05 am on Thursday, April 16, at his residence, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on September 23, 1945 in Elkhart County to Cornelius A. "Neal" and Polly (Miller) Miller. On September 23, 1965 in Shipshewana he married Mary Catherine Schrock, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Ray (Sarah) Miller of Shipshewana, Larry (Lisa) Miller of Shipshewana, Davey (Darla) Miller of Goshen; five daughters, Marlene (Ray) Miller of Shipshewana, Wanda (Jr.) Mullett of Goshen, Carolyn (Harley Jr.) Lambright of Shipshewana, Doris (Jeff) Peruski of LaGrange, Laura (Pete) Yoder of Shipshewana; 35 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rudy (Lucille) Miller of Middlebury, Ray (Mabel) Miller of Goshen; sister, Nettie (Gerald) Hochstetler of Vermontville, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Ruby Miller.

Mervin was a retired farmer and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Due to current gathering restrictions the family will be holding private services. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to 6545 W. 200 N. Shipshewana, IN 46565. Services will be conducted by Bishop Vernon Slabach and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Monroe W.
June 8, 1925 - June 19, 2020

Monroe W. Miller, 95, of Goshen, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 6:10 pm, on Friday, June 19 at his residence. He was born on June 8, 1925, in Centerville, MI, to William P. and Emma (Miller) Miller. On October 13, 1949 in Milford, he married Betty Slabaugh; she died September 29, 2009.

Surviving are three daughters, Martha (Raymond) Bontrager of Goshen, Barbara Miller of Goshen, Linda (Willis) Bontrager of Syracuse; son, William Miller of Holland, MI; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Bontrager of WI, Ruby (Sam) Miller of LaGrange; three brothers, Ivan Miller of Centerville, MI, Andy Miller of IL, Roy (Wilma) Miller of Middlebury.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; son, Marvin Miller; two brothers, Roman and Herman Miller; sister, Katie Ann Bontrager.

Monroe was a farmer and a member of Griner Church. He enjoyed outdoor activities including cutting wood with his chainsaw. He was a man of strength, honor and integrity.

The family will hold private funeral services. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury. There will be a Celebration of Life service at a later date. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Obie J.
July 3, 1928 - April 15, 2020

Obie J. Miller, 91, of Goshen, died at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, April 15, at his residence. He was born on July 3, 1928, in Topeka to Jacob J.M. and Katie (Christner) Miller. On March 18, 1948 in Topeka he married Ruby Mae Miller; she died November 19, 2006.

Surviving are five sons, Calvin (Alma) Miller of Goshen, Lloyd (Ida Mae) Miller of Goshen, Floyd (Betty Fern) Miller of Shipshewana, Richard (Anna Marie) Miller of Goshen, LaVern (Arlene) Miller of Middlebury; 25 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, a great great-granddaughter and a sister, Edna Miller of Millersburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; grandson, Lynn Miller and 10 siblings.

Obie was a farmer and the founder and co-owner of the Miller Feeds, Goshen. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Due to the current gathering restrictions, private family services will be held. Services will be conducted Bishop Marvin Kauffman and the home ministers. Burial will take place at Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Rudy C.
January 13, 1935 -- June 9, 2020

Rudy C. Miller, 85, of Middlebury, died at 8:41 pm on Tuesday, June 9 at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on January 13, 1935 in Elkhart County, to Cornelius and Polly (Miller) Miller. On November 29, 1956 in Topeka, he married Lucille Schrock; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Ruth (Steve) Burkholder of Nappanee, Edna (Jerry) Miller of Middlebury, Esther (Daniel) Mullet of Goshen, Marilyn Ziegler of Goshen; four sons, Marvin Miller of Bethpage, TN, Daniel (Katie) Miller of Middlebury, Mervin Miller of Shipshewana, Olen (Trish) Miller of Bethpage, TN; 27 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Nettie (Gerald) Hochstetler of Charlotte, MI; brother, Ray (Mabel) Miller of Goshen; sister-in-law, Mary Miller of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mervin Miller.

Rudy was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He also drove the horse-drawn carriage at the Essenhaus and in the Middlebury Festival Parade.

The family will hold private funeral services. Services will be conducted by Bishop John Stoltzfus and the home ministers. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to 60275 CR 37, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Sarah A. Miller
September 21, 1930 - June 9, 2020

Sarah A. Miller, 89, of Shipshewana, died at 10:05 am, on Tuesday, June 9 at the Elkhart Hospice House. She was born on September 21, 1930, in Nappanee, to Andrew L. and Anna (Borkholder) Miller. On March 10, 1955 she married William L. Miller; he died August 15, 2011.

Surviving are sister, Anna Miller of Shipshewana; brother, Jacob A. Miller of Nappanee; sister-in-law, Mary (Marvin) Otto of Kokomo; her special caretakers, Samuel and Lisa Lehman of Shipshewana; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; an infant; four sisters, Katie Kemp, Emma Hochstetler, Mary Lehman, Mattie Weller; three brothers, John, Ray, and Simon Miller.

Sarah was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

The family will hold private services. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ernie Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to 1250 N. 1100 W.,
Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Sarah E. Bender
June 27, 1926 - April 29, 2020

Sarah E. Miller, age 93, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was the wife of the late Rev. Daniel E. Miller. She was born one of eight children in Salisbury, Somerset County, PA daughter of the late Floyd and Anna Maust Bender.

Sarah and Daniel resided on Strasburg Pike on the banks of the Mill Stream where they raised their family. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends with skating and boating, and the homestead provided a place for vegetable and flower gardening.

Sarah worked at Commonwealth Mailing for 14 years and volunteered at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society for 20 years.

She was an active member of Rossmere Mennonite Church where she attended for over 60 years. As a selfless, Godly woman, she cared for others through prayer and humble service.

She enjoyed hosting, refinishing furniture, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by 7 children; R. Elaine, wife of Ken Thomas of Goshen, IN, David E., husband of Fern Shenk of Penn Laird, VA, Daniel E., Jr., husband of Linda Ressler Miller of Lancaster, James E., husband of Marge Buckwalter Miller of Seymour, IN, Mary E., wife of Nick Hasselstrom of Clarkston, WA, Jason, husband of Lynn Matus Miller of Harveys Lake, PA, Lois E., wife of Randy Zook of Lancaster, 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a brother; Paul Bender. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Thomas and 6 siblings.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private family burial will take place on Saturday, May 2nd in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/1/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Miller, Stephanie Dawn
December 8, 1989 - February 27, 2020

Stephanie Dawn Miller, 30, of Goshen passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 surrounded by her family at home.

She was born December 8, 1989 in Goshen to Stanley D. and Elvera (Yoder) Miller.

They survive along with eight siblings, Gregory Miller, Wabash, Lucinda, at home, Randy, Wakarusa, Jordyn, Brendon, Brandt, Erika and Marcus Miller all at home; a grandmother, Barbara Ellen Miller, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Darrin, Douglas and A.J. Miller, grandparents, Vernon J. Miller, Edwin and Treva Yoder.

Stephanie had attended special needs classes at Waterford Elementary, Jefferson and Northridge High School, Middlebury. She loved people, especially her caregivers, enjoyed music and thrived on family time.

The family would like to especially thank her nurse, Lyn Householder for her continued love and care for Stephanie for the past 27 years.

Penny Sage, Audrey Martin, Kaylene Yoder, you have spent a lifetime loving and caring for Stephanie, how can we ever say thank you.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

A Sunday, March 1, 2020 funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. at her home church, Townline Conservative Mennonite Church,Topeka. Pastors Dean Yoder, Garrett Martin and Mel Eash will officiate.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Victor and Charlotta Dadson, missionaries to Ghana.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Willard D.
October 28, 1943 - January 8, 2020

Willard D. Miller, 76, of Middlebury, died at 12:20 am on Wednesday, January 8 at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen, after a brief illness. He was born on October 28, 1943 in Goshen, to Milo J. K. and Alma (Miller) Miller. On June 1, 1967 in Shipshewana, he married Winona Troyer; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are five sons, Doyle (Toni) Miller, Brian (Lisa) Miller both of Goshen, Carl (Sandy) Miller of New Paris, Steve (Anita) Miller, Duane (Jodi) Miller both of Goshen; 17 grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene (Alton) Bontrager of Middlebury, Marilyn (Calvin) Miller of LaGrange; two brothers, Gerald Miller of Sarasota, FL, Stanley (Karen) Miller of Goshen; two half-sisters, Anna Marie (Richard) Miller of Goshen, Edna (Monroe) Bontrager of Middlebury; half-brother, Vernon (Betty) Miller of Goshen. He was preceded in death by his parents; two stepmothers, Barbara Beechy and Polly Whetstone; two half-brothers, Freeman and Richard Miller; granddaughter, Paige Marissa Miller.

Willard was a member of Maple City Chapel. He was involved with the development of the Maple City Industrial Park in Goshen and retired from the maintenance department at Forest River. He loved collecting antiques, wintering in Florida, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 11 and 1:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday, January 12 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Monday, January 13 at Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastors Mel Shetler and Phil Yoder. Burial
will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Mountain Top Ministries- Haiti.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Minter, Donald (Dr.)
November 26, 1928 - February 20, 2020

Dr. Donald Minter, 91 of Goshen died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at home.

He was born November 26, 1928 in Nappanee, to John and Mabel (Stover) Minter.

On June 19, 1954 he married Martha “Marty” Forsyth at Calvary Episcopal Church in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

She survives along with two daughters, Donna (Bruce Brunner) Minter of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Ann (Mike) Fetters of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, William (Karla) Minter of New Paris and Douglas (Jill) Minter of Louisville, Colorado; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David (Connie) Minter of Aurora, Colorado.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Stutzman and Priscilla Hoffman; and two brothers, John R. “Dick” and Charles Minter.

Don graduated from Goshen College in 1950 and Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1954. His medical practice took him to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico, Family Medical practice in Wisconsin and then to Goshen over a forty-year period.

Since retirement from active medical practice he enjoyed volunteer responsibilities with Boys and Girls Club of Goshen, Mirror Valley Retreat in Cass County, Michigan, Goshen City Tree Board and other Board appointments with Goshen General Hospital, Oaklawn Hospital, Greencroft Retirement Community, Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and Amigo Centre in Michigan. He also served on the Goshen City Council.

Don was a member of College Mennonite Church where he was on the Church Board and taught Junior High Sunday School for many years.

He enjoyed participation in family activities, wandering and working in the woodlands of southern Michigan, and considered it a great privilege to have Jesus as his Savior and guide in life.
Friends may call Friday, March 6, 2020 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

A memorial service will be held at College Mennonite Church, Goshen on Saturday, March 7, 2020 in the late afternoon. A specific time will be announced when confirmed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to College Mennonite Church Student Aid Fund or the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Minter, Donald L. (Dr.), 91, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 20, 2020 at the same place. He was born October 27, 1928 at Nappanee, Elkhart Co., IN to John and Mabel (Stover) Minter. On June 19, 1954 at Conshohocken, PA he was married to Martha Forsyth, who survives.

Surviving are daughters, Donna (Bruce Brunner) Minter of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Ann (Mike) Fetters of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, William (Karla) Minter of New Paris, Indiana and Douglas (Jill) Minter of Louisville, Colorado; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a brother, David (Connie) Minter of Aurora, Colorado.

Two sisters, Norma Stutzman and Priscilla Hoffman; and two brothers, John R. "Dick" and Charles Minter preceded him in death.

Don graduated from Goshen College in 1950 and Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 1954. His medical practice took him to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico, Family Medical practice in Wisconsin and then to Goshen over a forty-year period.

Since retirement from active medical practice, Don enjoyed volunteer responsibilities with Boys and Girls Club of Goshen, Mirror Valley Retreat in Cass County, Michigan, Goshen City Tree Board and other board appointments with Goshen General Hospital, Oaklawn Hospital, Greencroft Retirement Community, Messiah College in Pennsylvania, and Amigo Centre in Michigan. He also served on the Goshen City Council.

Don was a member of College Mennonite Church where he was on the Church Board and taught Junior High Sunday School for many years. He enjoyed participation in family activities, wandering and working in the woodlands of southern Michigan, and considered it a great privilege to have Jesus as his Savior and guide in life.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2020 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Moyer, Ruth S. Harting
February 22, 1935 - March 6, 2020

Ruth S. Moyer, 85, of Reinholds, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in West Cocalico Township to the late Charles G. and Laura (Showalter) Harting and was the wife of the late Harold J. Moyer who passed away in 2012.

She was a member of Blainsport Mennonite Church, Reinholds, where she was a hospitality greeter.

Ruth worked for Triple G and Weaver's Markets and also maintained Swamp Cemetery for many years. She was an avid postcard collector and a member of the Lancaster County Post Card Club. She enjoyed word puzzles and game nights with friends.

Ruth is survived by five children, Ellen, wife of Steven DePuy of Reinholds, Rachel, wife of Keith Lutz of Ephrata, Jonathan, husband of Susan Moyer of Newmanstown, Stephen, husband of Norma Moyer of Reinholds, Rebecca, wife of Carl Rutt of Denver; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles S. Harting and Rev. Eugene S. Harting.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Ephrata Manor and Hospice and Community Care for their kindness and excellent care of Ruth during her stay.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at Blainsport Mennonite Church, 85 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 10 to 11 AM, at the church, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Pastors Eric Marshall and Jon Wenrich officiating. Interment will take place in the Swamp Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or Blainsport Mennonite Church Benevolent Fund, 85 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds, PA 17569.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/9/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Moyer, Samuel L.
October 5, 1943 - February 14, 2020

Samuel L. Moyer, 76 of Goshen went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Friday, February 14, 2020 at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born October 5, 1943 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania to Abram and Martha (Overholt) Moyer.

On June 2, 1964 he married Jean F. Lehman at the Goshen College Seminary Chapel by Harold Bauman, the campus pastor.

She survives along with their children, Janet (Bob) Waldusky, John (Angie) Moyer and Mark (Rachael) Moyer, all of Goshen; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David O. Moyer.

Mr. Moyer was a member of the Family Worship Center at the Lighthouse. Sam had shared that he wanted all to know that God provided Jesus Christ to pay our sin debt on the cross. God raised Jesus to life so we could have eternal life. See St. John 14:6 for the way to peace and hope and a future home in heaven.

He received multiple bachelor’s degrees in English, Divinity and Nursing. He worked as a registered nurse at Goshen Hospital in I.C.U. for many years.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

A private burial has taken place at Yellow Creek North Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial gifts may be directed to The Family Worship Center, 306 S. 27th St., Goshen, IN 46528.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Mullet, Elizabeth Mae Yoder
September 14, 1935 - May 13, 2020

Elizabeth Mae Mullet, age 84, of Nappanee, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 14, 1935 in Nappanee to Harvey and Fannie (Schmucker) Yoder. On October 27, 1955 she married Delmar J. Mullet in Milford. Elizabeth was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her husband, Delmar J. Mullet, Nappanee; son, Wayne “Charlie” (Marietta) Mullet, Nappanee; daughters, Marilyn Mullet, Linda Mullet, Lora Beth (Ernest) Chupp, Sharon Mullet, all of Nappanee, Martha (Brian) Poulson, Wakarusa; 8 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry (Wilma) Yoder, Nappanee, Harvey (Sally) Yoder, Crystal River, FL, Steve (Diane) Yoder, Goshen, Jerry (Rose) Yoder, Paul (Patricia) Yoder, David (Debra) Yoder, all of Nappanee; sisters, Fannie (Melvin) Miller, Newaygo, MI, Martha (Vernon) Miller, Etna Green; sister-in-law, Mary Yoder, Nappanee. She was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Clara Yoder; brothers, Earl, Homer, Glen, and Floyd Yoder.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a private family visitation will be held on Friday. Funeral services will take place at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Erwin Mast Residence (11290 N. 900 W.) David Mast and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery. Please remember the family with prayers and a card or note written to them.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Mullett, Mary Ellen Bontrager
March 14, 1938 - March 8, 2020

Mary Ellen Mullett, 81, of Topeka, died at 11:37 am, on Sunday, March 8 at her residence. She was born on March 14, 1938, in LaGrange, to Manass B. and Ida (Yoder) Bontrager. On October 22, 1957 in LaGrange County she married Melvin Lee Mullett; he died April 9, 2012.

Surviving are five sons, Larry (Rose) Mullett of Rome City, Melvin Jr. (Dorene) Mullett of Millersburg, Alvin (Esther) Mullett of Shipshewana, Dennis (Esther) Mullett of Sturgis, MI, Lonnie (Amy) Mullett of Topeka; seven daughters, Eva (Perry) Yoder of Shipshewana, Waneta Mullett of Millersburg, Kathryn (Glen) Lehman of Shipshewana, Mary (William) Miller of Topeka, Lorene (Vernon) Miller of Ligonier, Amanda Mullett of Shipshewana, Ida Mullett of Topeka; son-in-law, Ernest (Kathy) Miller of Goshen; 75 grandchildren, 138 great-grandchildren; brother, Ora (Susie) Bontrager of Topeka; three sisters, Barbara Miller of Shipshewana, Fannie (Freeman) Mast of Utica, OH, Loretta (Marvin) Kemp of Nappanee; sister-in-law, Edna Bontrager of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two daughters, Linda Miller, Nola Lehman; three grandchildren, Loretta Miller, Marilyn Miller, Eric Lynn Mullett; great-granddaughter, Olivia Miller; brother, Lester Bontrager; sister, Lizzie Mae Mullett.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, March 9 and all day Tuesday, March 10 at the family residence, 7045 W. 100 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, March 11 at the Devon Yoder residence, 7220 W. 100 S., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Vernon O. Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Musselman, David G., Jr.
January 12, 1956 - February 15, 2020

David G. Musselman, Jr., 64, of Tyrone, formerly of Fredericksburg, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Eunice M. (Witmer) Musselman for 43 years.

Born on January 12, 1956 in New Holland, David was the son of the late David G. and Esther (Stoltzfus) Musselman. He faithfully served his Lord and Savior for 50 years and was a member of the Shirksville Mennonite Church, where he served as trustee for 18 years. Most of his life he was a farmer and mechanic. He enjoyed attending auctions, and he treasured time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Rhonda wife of Mahlon Faus of Sunbury and Theresa wife of Stephen Burkholder of Tyrone; sons, Jeffrey husband of LaRonda (Lehman) of Orrstown, Joel husband of Sarah Jane (Weaver) of Annville, and David G. III husband of Joy (Ebersole) of Cumberland, MD; 23 grandchildren; brothers; Raymond and John of Myerstown and Harold of New Holland; and sisters; Dolores Musselman, Patricia Musselman and Alice Rieff, all of New Holland, and Phyllis Newswanger of Danville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Amos and sister Irene Sauder.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Camp Swatara Rd., Myerstown. Interment will be at Shirksville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Fredericksburg. A viewing for David will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 1-3:00 p.m. and 5-8:00 p.m. at Swatara Mennonite Church.

Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is honored to serve the family.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/18/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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