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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1997  M

Miller, Iva Helen Stutzman ; . .   Miller, W. LaVerne ; . .


Miller, Iva Helen Stutzman, 94, of Beaver Crossing, died September 24, 1997 at the Friend Manor in Friend. She was born March 19, 1903 on a farm near Shickley, Nebraska, the fourth child of Sanford and Elizabeth (Kuhns) Stutzman. As a young girl, her family moved to Seward County where she attended a country school. After Iva finished her education, she later was united in marriage to Homer Miller at West Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Beaver Crossing on December 20, 1923. To this union a son, Duane, and a daughter, Jean, were born. Together they lived on a farm east of Beaver Crossing, later moving into Beaver Crossing in 1938. Iva helped her husband and son operate the Miller's Produce and Hardware Store in Beaver Crossing until 1959. She was a member of the Beaver Crossing United Methodist Church and enjoyed crocheting and other crafts.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Bates Barber of Lincoln, four grandchildren, Ann and Ron White, Lincoln, Terry and Barb Barber, Lincoln, Debby and Wade Fugleberg, Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Alan and Kay Muir, Quincy, California, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law Lester and Velma Stutzman of Goehner, six sisters-in-law, Laura Otto, Friend, Elsie Miller, Seward, Mary Miller, Beaver Crossing, Esther Miller, York, Mildred Miller, Ellensburg, Washington, and Elma Roth, Milford, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Homer in 1990, son Duane in 1959, brother Bert Stutzman, sisters Cassie Schweitzer, Jemima Burkey, twin sister Ida Roth, sister Amanda, and infant sister, Mattie.

Lauber-Moore Funeral Homer
From: Ann Miller White


Miller, W. LaVerne, 82, Nampa, Idaho, Veterinarian. Born: June 6, 1914, Jet, Okla., to Sam D. and Ella Miller Miller. Died: May 22, 1997, Nampa, Idaho, of a heart attack.

Survivors - wife: Bertha Miller; children: Elizabeeth Dawn Pichette, Celia Ella Quignon, Miriam Hess, Melody Landis, Sam Reuben, Noel, Kelly, Craig, Tim; 17 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren.

Predeceased by: Loman and Neil Miller (sons).

Education: Hesston College and Bible School (Acad.), 1933; Northwestern State Teacher's Coll., Alva, Okla., 1938, B.S.; Iowa State Coll., Ames, Iowa, 1943, D.V.M.

Prin. Gate High School, Gate, Okla., 1938 - 1939; Veterinarian, 1943 - 1997.

Funeral: May 27, First Mennonite Church, by Duane Oesch and Robert Garber .
(see also Who's Who among the Mennonites, 1943)

Find A Grave # 18981966
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

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