An expanded obituary project of
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August 27, 1936 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 84)
Anna Miller, 84, of Arthur, IL passed away at 10:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Arthur Home.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur, IL. Bishop Nelson Diener will officiate. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held any time after 3:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the HCK west building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Anna was born on August 27, 1936 in Arthur, IL. She was a daughter of Dan A. and Lena M. (Schrock) Miller.
Survivors include seven siblings, Menno Miller and his wife Lorene (Plank) of Arcola, IL, Verna Schlabach and her husband Daniel of Atwood, IL, Elmer Miller of Lovington, IL, Willis Miller and his wife (Katie) Schrock, Omer Miller and his wife Nancy (Miller), and Merle Miller and his wife Jane (Reece) all of Arthur, IL, one sister-in-law, Mary (Yoder) Miller of Sullivan, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Amzy Miller and Ervin Miller and two sisters-in-law, Katie Marie (Yoder) Miller and Susan (Yoder) Miller.
Anna had worked at Country Salvage Store and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Miller, Barbara Mae Miller
August 21, 1935 - January 7, 2021
Barbara Mae Miller, 85, of Goshen, formerly of Topeka, died at 10:15 pm, on Thursday, January 7 at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen. She was born on August 21, 1935 in Kalona, IA, to Levi C. and Sarah Ann (Schrock) Miller. On September 1, 1955 in Jamesport, MO, she married Ezra S. Miller; he died June 7, 2015.
Surviving are three daughters, Susie Marie (Levi, Jr.) Yoder, Sarah Irene Myers both of Topeka, Mary Eileen Miller of LaGrange; two sons, Kenneth Eugene (Linda Jo) Miller of Topeka, Keith Allen Miller of New Paris; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie Elliot of Columbia, MO; three brothers, Chris Miller of Anabel, MO, Harvey Miller of Goshen, Levi (Rosa) Miller Jr. of Seymour, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four sisters, Mattie Mast, Polly Mast, Edna Chupp, Susie Miller; one brother, Joe Miller.
Barbara was a member of Townline Mennonite Church. She was a homemaker and did house cleaning. She loved camping and attending Westview High School boy's basketball games. Barbara also enjoyed sewing and quilting.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday, January 11 and one hour prior to the 10: 00 am funeral service on Tuesday, January 12 at Townline Mennonite Church, 2165 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Pastors Dean Yoder and Garrett Martin. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or The Arc of LaGrange County. Anyone attending the services is encouraged to wear a face covering.
Miller, Carmen Strite
August 31, 1954 - February 23, 2021
Carmen Strite Miller, 66, of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer, thirteen days after the birth of her first grandchild, Imogen Mae Miller. Carmen was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Harrisonburg, the daughter of the late Lewis and Ethel Mae Showalter Strite.
Carmen was born a natural leader and organizer. In addition to the impeccable way in which she managed her household, she offered countless hours of volunteer leadership to her church and community. Her degree in economics from Goshen College in Indiana guided her commitments. As a member of Park View Mennonite Church, Carmen chaired their Finance Committee. She chaired the Board of Directors at Eastern Mennonite School, her alma mater, and served on the Boards of Directors for Park View Federal Credit Union, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Sentara RMH Foundation, and Massanutten Regional Library.
Carmen invested the best of her life in her family. Nothing was as important to her as her husband of 42 years, Edgar Miller, and their two daughters Caitlin (Andrew Ickes) and Courtney (Dirk Miller). Carmen and Edgar’s home has been a hub of hospitality, where good food and quick wit prevailed. To say Carmen was a good cook is a vast understatement. She loved new recipes and honored traditional food, equally at home making Spanish paella and Virginia country ham, and she and Edgar served meals with attention to detail. Their table was at the heart of many significant conversations and relationships, including those of her family — her sister, Elaine Strite (John Viste) and her brother, Gerald (Sharon) Strite and their children — and their beloved Supper Club, who met weekly for over 40 years. Carmen was like a second mom to many of her daughters’ friends, and they too found a place at her table.
Her keen eye made her an excellent quilter, birder, golfer, gardener, reader and travel buff. Carmen loved to shop for fabrics while on vacation and created stunning quilts. Precision and passion ruled her quilting practice. She especially enjoyed sewing at the family cabin on Shenandoah Mountain where she would listen for whippoorwills, enjoy the beauty of the mountain laurel and watch for black bears. Evenings on the mountain found her with a book in hand — a novel, a book of poetry, or a travel guide.
Quilting fed her roots; travel grew her wings. Nurtured by childhood travels, Carmen was always waiting for the next adventure. From the mountains of Switzerland to the power of the Amazon, from the Christmas markets of Germany to the Pyramids of Egypt, Carmen delighted in sharing stories and photos of new landscapes, famous buildings and lovely surprises.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Park View Mennonite Church with Pastors Phil Kniss and Paula Stoltzfus officiating. The sanctuary will be closed to the public. The service will be live streamed at: www.pvmchurch.org/carmenstritemiller.
Interment will be private at Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021, at Park View Mennonite Church. Face coverings will be required at all times, and strict COVID protocol will be observed.
Memorial contributions may be made in Carmen’s memory to: Park View Mennonite Church Compassion Fund, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Compassion Endowment, or to Eastern Mennonite School and the Carmen Strite Miller Leaders Scholarship.
Miller, John E.
July 28, 1941 - March 13, 2021
John E. Miller, 79, of Middlebury, died at 2:00 am on Saturday, March 13 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1941 in Cochranton, PA, to Eli and Elizabeth (Miller) Miller. On May 11, 1961 in Hartville, OH, he married Lydia Raber; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Lyle (Lee) Miller of Goshen, Marion Miller of Tampa, FL, John Miller Jr. of Bristol, Stan Miller of Middlebury; daughter, Elsie (Dustin) Miller of Goshen; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Ruby) Miller of Goshen; sister, Mary Alice (Oren) Miller of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Nelson Miller.
John was an active member of Townline Mennonite Church for more than 50 years, serving as an elder, treasurer, and Sunday School teacher. He was involved with International Fellowship Haven in Haiti and served on the board for Hearts Alive. John was an entrepreneur and local business owner, retiring from J & L Cargo Express in Bristol. He enjoyed fishing and loved and cherished spending time with his family.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 18 at Townline Mennonite Church, 2165 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana. The family will hold a private funeral service. Services will be conducted by Pastors Dean Yoder and Mel Eash and Pastor Joel from Haiti. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to International Fellowship Haven in Haiti.
Miller, Joseph Eugene
July 2, 1950 - March 2021
Joseph Eugene Miller, 70, of Lancaster, grew up in Bird-in-Hand and was the son of the late Fred E. and Mary (Martin) Miller. He attended Mennonite schools through college, including Locust Grove, Lancaster Mennonite High School and Eastern Mennonite College. He later moved to Philadelphia and enrolled at Temple University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Joe worked for many years as a nurse in various Philadelphia area hospitals. In later years, after returning to Lancaster, he worked in pain management at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.
After retirement, Joe volunteered at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. He had a long-time interest in genealogy and family history, and had traced his ancestry to his Amish and Mennonite roots to Europe. Other interests were stamp collecting, cooking, gardening, singing, and pottery.
A member of Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, he was actively involved in various music and singing activities. He led congregational singing on Sunday morning. He also sang in the Music for Everyone community chorus. Contributions may be made in Joe's memory by visiting Music-for-Everyone.org.
Joe supported civil rights in general and LGBTQ rights in particular. He was an early member of the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns, as well as Black and White Men Together. Joe married his long-term partner, Rob-Travis Jackson (divorced).
He is survived by, siblings, John "Jerry" M. Miller of Elkhart, IN, Paul F. Miller of Sarasota, FL, Alvin R. Miller of Ocala, FL and Martha Brock of Tularosa, NM. He was preceded in death by, brothers, Daniel E. Miller, Eli L. Miller and Walter L. Miller.
Miller, Larry N.
March 29, 1951 - January 6, 2021
Larry N. Miller, 69, of Wolcottville, IN died January 6, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Miller was born on March 29, 1951 in LaGrange, IN to Nathaniel N. and Mary (Miller) Miller.
Living his lifetime in LaGrange County, he worked for over 37 years for Pete’s Construction in Wolcottville, IN. Larry had served LaGrange County as a County Councilman for two terms and in 2012, he became a County Commissioner and was just beginning his 3rd term.
Larry was a member of the Emma Church in Topeka, IN. He was a passionate golfer and loved to play at Heron Creek in LaGrange, IN. He loved fishing with his grandson and taking his granddaughter for gator rides through the woods.
On November 25, 1977 in Wolcottville, IN he married Patti A. Graber; Mrs. Miller survives in Wolcottville, IN.
Also surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Ashley Miller of Elkhart, IN; a grandson, Penn Miller; a granddaughter, Ealyn Miller; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Leanna and Ezra Schmucker of Nappanee, IN and Sara and John Wingard of Topeka, IN.
Preceding Mr. Miller were his parents, and a sister, Loretta Chupp.
Private family services will take place with burial at Shore Cemetery, in Shipshewana, IN.
Memorials may be made to The Arc of LaGrange County, 0235 W 300 N, Howe, IN 46746; envelopes are also available at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN.
Miller, Nora Nissley
October 20, 1916 - February 1, 2021
Nora Nissley Miller, 104, departed this life early Monday evening, February 1, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She had survived the 1918-19 pandemic and seemed poised to endure this one, but Covid was the cause of her homegoing, for which she had long prayed.
Nora was born October 20, 1916, to Harvey and Emma (Slaubaugh) Nissley in Hutchinson, Kansas. She married Alvin R. Miller (1917-2008) on November 2, 1937, near Nappanee, Indiana. They lived near Etna Green, Wakarusa, and Goshen. She and Alvin were members of the North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Indiana. She was widely known for her shining gift of hospitality, making her recent isolation most troubling. She is also fondly remembered for her care for nieces and nephews, taking them into her home during family emergencies. Her occupations included farming and school food service.
She was predeceased by her husband, six brothers-Dan, Eli, Ira, Joe, Addona and Alvin (Sonny) Nissley and three sisters-Mattie Graber, Lydia Mullet, and Clara Mast.
Surviving are two sisters, Rosa (Herman) Miller of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Dorothy Miller of Goshen, Indiana, sister-in-law, Mary Nissley of Harrisonburg, VA, and more than 50 nieces and nephews.
An abbreviated viewing will take place 12:00-1:00 PM Wednesday at the Miller- Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main Street, Middlebury, Indiana. Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, corner of CR 38 and 11, Goshen, Indiana.
Miller, Shirley J. Yoder Hochstetler
August 28, 1937 -- January 25, 2021
Shirley J. Miller, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 5:23 pm on Monday, January 25 at Elkhart General Hospital of complications from Covid-19. She was born on August 28, 1937, in Elkhart, to Harry and Grace (Schrock) Yoder. She graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1956. On June 27, 1959 she married Clyde Hochstetler; he died July 21, 1997. On February 19, 2000 she married James Miller; he died October 21, 2017.
Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl (Ken) Marks of Middlebury, Carla (Kent) Mishler of Howe; three sons, Brent (Angie) Hochstetler of Orland, Brian (Brenda) Hochstetler of Anderson, Brad (Julie) Hochstetler of Middlebury; four step daughters, Debbie (Chuck) Eide of Lawrenceburg, Beth (Craig) Helman of Topeka, Jean (Robbie) Dickens of Whitesville, KY, Joy (Curt) Crago of Markle; step son, Neil (Jasmin) Miller of Wolcottville; ten grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one on the way, six step great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Stan (Barb) Yoder of Angola; two sisters-in-law, Marolyn Yoder of Shipshewana, Jeannie Yoder of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; sister, Carolyn Waters; two brothers, Roger Yoder and Raymond Yoder, who died 20 hours after Shirley.
Shirley was a member of Shore Church where she had attended her whole life and was active in the sewing circle. She worked as a seamstress at Mastercraft in Shipshewana for 20 years and then at Jayco in Middlebury for six years, retiring in 2000. After her retirement, Shirley and her husband Jim delivered Meals on Wheels for a period of time and enjoyed visiting those who were homebound. She was especially active in visiting many folks in the nursing homes on a weekly basis, both those she knew and some she did not know. She became aware of those who had no visitors and made it a point to visit them also. Shirley's favorite hobby was sewing and over the years she became the go to person for many neighbors, church members, family, and friends whenever they needed anything mended or sewn. She also enjoyed teaching that skill to her granddaughters. Shirley had friends in every corner but her favorite thing of all was spending time with her many children and grandchildren and attending nearly all their events.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 30 at Shore Church, 7235 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. The family will hold a private funeral service. Services will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. The family and funeral home request anyone attending the visitation wear a face mask and observe social distancing. A link to view the funeral service will be available at a later date via the funeral home website. Memorials may be given to Rainbow Years Learning Center and Scott United Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Mullet, Karen Sue
June 3, 1966 - January 1, 2021
Karen Sue Mullet 54, of Sugarcreek, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Cleveland University Hospital. Karen had a lung condition for 3 ½ years.
She was born on June 3, 1966 Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas, Ohio to Melvin J. and Elnora J (Yoder) Mullet who survive. Karen was a member of the Amish Church.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Jo Ann (Calvin) Stoltzfus of Lewisburg, PA, Marion (Rachel) Mullet, Marcus (Monica) Mullet, and Amy (Josiah) Troyer, all of Sugarcreek.
Karen will be missed by her many close friends as well as her nieces and nephews who she loved dearly: Michael, Hannah, Janelle, Regina, Eric, and Kathi Mullet; Edwin Martin; Kyle (special friend Makayla), Austin, Karena, Rachelle, and Jeriah Stoltzfus; Carissa, Jenna, and Jaycee Troyer; and foster nieces Skylar, Grace, Harleigh, and Quarynn.
She was preceded in death by her nephew Jaylin Stoltzfus.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 4, at the Marion Mullet residence 1835 CR 70, Sugarcreek at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop James R. Troyer officiating. Burial will follow in the Cherry Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Marion Mullet residence after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and any time on Sunday.
A special thank you to the Cleveland University Hospital nurses and staff for their care.
Mullet, Nora Ann Yoder
August 25, 1950 - February 20, 2021
Nora Ann Mullet 70, of Goshen went to be with her Lord and Savior at 4:50 p.m. Saturday February 20th at Goshen hospital while surrounded by her family. She had fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. Nora was a very loving wife and mother who had a big caring heart for all. She was born on August 25, 1950 in Wolf Lake to Menno N. and Alice I. (Beechy) Yoder. On May 27th, 1978 in Middlebury she married Merle D. Mullet, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are son, Brian D. Mullet and daughter, Michelle L. Mullet both of Goshen; her mother of LaGrange; four brothers, Wilbur (Cindy) Yoder of LaGrange, Elva (Leola) Yoder, Daniel (Vera) Yoder of Millersburg and Mervin (Anna) Yoder of Goshen; two sisters Marie (Glen) Kuhns and Dorothy (Ben) Yoder of Middlebury; brother-in-law, Chris (Alice) Bontrager of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Wilma Yoder of LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by her father; brother, DeWayne Yoder and sister, Mary Bontrager.
Nora was a custodian at First Mennonite Church and retired in 2013. Prior to that she was assistant manager at The Village Inn restaurant, Middlebury. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 26, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main Street Middlebury. The family and funeral home request that anyone attending visitation wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. The family will be holding private funeral services on Saturday. The services will be conducted by Pastors Phil Yoder and Kent Miller. Memorial contributions may be given to Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Middlebury Food Pantry. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Mullet, Vernon J.
May 2, 1937 - April 16, 2021
Vernon J. Mullet, 83, of Middlebury, died at 3:05 am on Friday, April 16 at Goshen Health Hospital, following a 10 year battle with dementia and complications from pneumonia. He was born on May 2, 1937 in Elkhart County, to Milo and Sue (Miller) Mullet. On October 27, 1957 in Middlebury, he married Ada Schrock she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Marsha (Dan) Gingerich of Middlebury, Marideth (LaMont) Miller of Twin Falls, ID two sons, Myron (Gloria) Mullet of Goshen, Merle (Yvonne) Mullet of Middlebury ten grandchildren, Brent (Ann) Olson, Carrie Mayer, Danelle Gingerich, Dion (Krista) Gingerich, Darrin Gingerich, Dwylin Gingerich, Luke (Megan) Miller, Audrey Miller, Bethany Mullet, Brooke Mullet eight great-grandchildren, Brandon and Malorie Olson, Kayla and Kayden Mayer, David, Anna, Rebecca, and Benjamin Gingerich sister, Edna Mullet of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents sister, Fannie (Mullet) Schrock brother, Gerald Mullet. Vernon attended Siloam Fellowship.
He was a lifelong mechanic, having owned Mullet's Garage for 35 years, and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a man of faith and was committed to Christ, his wife, and his family.
The family will hold a graveside service at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 18 at Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Vern Hostetler. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to World Missionary Press by sending to Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.
Musser, Alvin H.
January 1, 1939 - April 8, 2021
Alvin H. Musser, 82, of Ephrata, entered into rest on April 8, 2021 at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital. Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late Henry and Lena Musser. He was the husband of Erma (Zeiset) Musser. On April 13th, they would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. He was preceded in death by a brother Nevin Musser. Surviving is a sister Edna Stoltzfus of Ephrata, three children, Shawn married to Amy, Tim married to Amber, and Sherri married to Alex, Laura, one of many foster children, and 8 grandchildren, Kathleen, Caleb, Natalie, Clayton, Elli, Aiden, Andrew, and Anthony.
Alvin was a man of faith who attended Village Chapel with a gift for encouraging others in the Hope of Jesus. He worked for Hursh Painting 30+ years. He also enjoyed spending time with family doing outdoor activities. Contributions in his memory can be made to Revelation Of Freedom Ministry rofm.org/donate
The viewing will be held at Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Rd., Ephrata, PA, on Thursday, April 15th from 6-8pm and Friday, April 16 from 9-10am with the funeral following at 10am at Metzler Mennonite Church.