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Miller, Allen W. ; . . Miller, Alvin G. ; . . Miller, Amos E. ; . . Miller, Amy Rose ; . . Miller, Anna Elaine Lee ; . . Miller, Barbara Ann Bontrager ; . . Miller, David A. ; . . Miller, David Devon ; . . Miller, Doreen Sue ; . . Miller, Ella Neomah Lehman ; . . Miller, Esther "Lucille" Schrock ; . . Miller, Harry L. ; . . Miller, Joe L. ; . . Miller, John E. ; . . Miller, Judith Kay "Judy" ; . . Miller, Katie Herschberger Jess ; . . Miller, Levi J. ; . . Miller, Lorene Hochstetler ; . . Miller, Mabel E. Schlabach ; . . Miller, Marie H. Miller ; . . Miller, Mary J. Yoder ; . . Miller, Mattie C. Bontrager ; . .Miller, Mattie L. Yoder ; . . Miller, Merlin Jay ; . . Miller, Oren Lee ; . . Miller, Orlen Dean ; . . Miller, Roy E. ; . . Miller, Ryan Eugene ; . . Miller, Sara J. Troyer ; . . Miller, Saraetta Miller ; . . Miller, Simon J. ; . . Miller, Terry Lee ; . . Miller, Timothy W. ; . . Miller, Wilbur S. ; . . Miller, William J. A. ; . . Mishler, Karen G. Geiser ; . . Mohler, Doris A. Shenk ; . . Mullane, Greg "Pico" ; . . Mullet, Katie Ann Yoder ; . . Murray, Vivian J. Landis ; . . Myers, Elizabeth Alderfer ; . .

 

Miller, Allen W.
November 23, 1947 - March 24, 2022

Allen W. Miller 74, of 6691 SR 241, Millersburg, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 24, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born on November 23, 1947 to the late William E. J. and Fannie (Gingerich) Miller. On March 27, 1969 he married Esther E. Mast who survives. Allen was a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was ordained as deacon on October 3, 1976.

He is survived by his wife Esther and their children, Mary (Nelson) Miller of Shipshewana, IN, Ervin (Lena) Miller of Beach City, Wayne (Mattie) Miller of Millersburg, Andy (Susan) Miller of Millersburg, Leona (John) Troyer of Topeka, IN, Marvin (Lovina) Miller of Clare, MI, William (Katie) Miller of Dundee, Ada (David) Kuhns of Millersburg, Elizabeth (John) Beiler of Narvon, PA, Aaron (Rachel) Miller of the home, Laura (Jonathan) Yoder of Middlebury, IN; granddaughter, Julie Anna (special friend Lavon) Troyer of the home; 43 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 1 step grandchild; 3 step great-grandchildren; 1 step great great-grandchild; siblings, Sarah (late John) Miller of Millersburg, Esther (late Chris) Yoder of Sugarcreek, Abe (late Clara) Miller of Millersburg, Emanuel (late Mary) Miller of Fredericksburg, Jonas (Anna) Miller of Millersburg; and a sister-in-law, Ada (late Mel) Miller.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Danny E. Miller; grandson, Lucas Miller; and siblings, Katie Hershberger , Emma Schlabach and Melvin Miller.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Saturday, March 26, at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Roy Schlabach officiating. Burial will follow in the Hershberger Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 2 p.m. on Thursday and any time on Friday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to to LifeCare Hospice for their care and support.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.
Posted online on March 24, 2022
Published in The Daily Record
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Alvin G.
February 20, 1971 - April 18, 2022

Alvin G. Miller, 51, of LaGrange, died at 1:30 am on Monday, April 18, in Tijuana Mexico, where he was for cancer treatments. He was born on February 20, 1971 in Tuscola, IL, to Gideon Ray and Verna (Plank) Miller. On November 27, 1992 in Millersburg, he married Linda S. Mast, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are six sons, Samuel Miller of Vienna, IL, Jonathon Dean Miller of Sturgis, KY, Galen Miller of Goshen, Andrew Miller of Sturgis, KY, Myron Miller of Sturgis, KY, and Philip Miller at home; six daughters, Sharon Miller of Mattoon, IL, Treva Ann Miller of Meyersdale, PA, Ruth Elaine Miller of Arthur, IL, Elizabeth Miller of Arthur, IL, and Marlene and Margaret Miller at home; a granddaughter, Hannah Rose Miller; seven brothers, Dennis (Miriam) Miller of Tuscola, IL, Larry (Esther Fern) Miller of Tuscola, IL, Marion (Ruby) Miller of Vienna, IL, Glenn (Becky) Miller of Vienna, IL, Herbert (Irene) Miller of Arthur, IL, Perry (Anna Marie) Miller of Sullivan, IL, Jacob (Mary) Miller of Mattoon, IL; four sisters, Edna Irene Miller of Humboldt, IL, Mary (Elmer) Herschberger of Lovington, IL, Lorene (Willard) Herschberger of Sullivan, IL, Martha Ann (Raymond) Beachy of Humboldt, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stillborn brother; two nephews and nieces.

Alvin was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was a Natural Health Consultant and Massage Therapist.

Visitation will be after 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 23, and all day Sunday, April 24, at the Reuben Wickey residence 0235 N. 400 E. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, April 25, at the David Schwartz residence 0380 N. 400 E. LaGrange. Services will be conducted by Bishop Maynard Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Bloomfield Hill Cemetery, LaGrange.

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


 

Miller, Amos E.
November 10, 1938 - March 11, 2022

Amos E. Miller, 83, of Middlebury, died at 10:35 am on Friday, March 11, [2022] at his residence. He had been in declining health for several years. He was born on November 10, 1938 in Middlebury to Elmer and Anna (Kauffman) Miller. On April 13, 1961 in Topeka, he married Katie Yoder, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are seven sons, Vernon (Edna) Miller of Millersburg, Merle (Erma) Miller of Middlebury, LaVern (Velda) Miller of Middlebury, Norman (Ruth Ann) Miller of Middlebury, Mervin (Edna) Miller of Middlebury, Willard Miller of Versailles, MO, Marion (Rachel) Miller of Syracuse; a daughter, Lorene (Milo) Schwartz of Monroe; 40 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a sister, Polly (Ralph) Bontrager of Middlebury; sister-in-law Mary Miller of Marysville, OH; a stepsister, Mattie Marie Diener of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Sara Rose Miller; three sisters, Ida Lambright, Mary Weaver, and Emma Miller; a brother, John Miller; two stepsisters, Pollyanna Miller, and Fannie Schwartz; a stepbrother, Walter Ray Miller.

Known to many as Coleman Amos, he had been a farmer and worked at the popcorn plant in Middlebury for five years. He began Miller's Coleman Shop in 1967 and was the owner/operator there for 32 years until his retirement. In retirement he worked part-time at the Davis Mercantile in Shipshewana assisting families at the carousel.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 12, and all day Sunday, March 13, at the family's residence, 11112 CR 16 in Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, March 14, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Norman Lehman and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


 

Miller, Amy Rose
July 10, 2007 - March 5, 2022

Amy Rose Miller, 14, of Ligonier, died unexpectedly of a short illness on Saturday, March 5, 2022. She was born July 10, 2007, daughter of Merle and Mary Miller of Ligonier. She was an eighth grader at Sunny Slope School and attended The Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving with parents are four sisters, Kathy Miller, Rachel Miller, Deloris Miller, and Brianna Miller, along with one brother, Lavon Miller, all at home. Also surviving are grandparents, Henry and Barbara Kay Bontrager of LaGrange; David and Katherine Miller of Ligonier; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends.

Calling will begin after 1 PM on Monday, March 7, 2022 and all-day Tuesday at the family residence, 10318 N 600 W, Ligonier, IN 46767. The funeral service will also be held at the family residence and will begin at 9:30 AM Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Bishop Amos Bontrager and the home ministers will officiate. Burial will follow at Hawpatch Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Christy Miller, Darral Schwartz, Leon Hostetler, and Leon Byler.

Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Anna Elaine Lee
August 25, 1937 - February 11, 2022

Anna Elaine Miller 84, of LaGrange, Indiana died Friday, February 11, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Indiana.

Mrs. Miller was born on August 25, 1937 at Arthur, Illinois to James and Sarah (Yoder) Lee.

On March 20, 1958 in Arthur, Illinois, she married Velvon E. Miller.

Living for many years in LaGrange County, she and her husband had owned and operated the Sunset Motel in LaGrange, Indiana. In her younger years, she enjoyed long trips as an Amish taxi driver.

Anna attended Calvary Chapel in Sturgis, Michigan. She enjoyed doing puzzles, crocheting, gardening, and canning. She loved the time spent with family and friends.

Surviving is her husband Velvon E. Miller of LaGrange, IN and her children: John Miller (Amber Nunemaker) of Goshen, IN; Irene Lane of LaGrange, IN; Steve Miller (Alison Romero) of Bristol, IN; and Dave Miller (Loralie Powers) of Santa Cruz, CA. Six grandchildren, Matt Miller, Renita Miller, Elisha Miller, Danielle Miller, Austin Miller, and Jadyn Miller; a great-grandchild, Riley Miller; and her siblings, Alta (John) Yoder of Arthur, IL; Lester (Mary Ellen) Lee of Arthur, IL; and Bertha Yoder of Arthur, IL.

Preceding Anna in death were her parents, James and Sarah Lee; a son-in-law, David Lane; and siblings, Edna (Simon) Otto, Esther (Willard) Schlabach, and Ervin Lee.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 4-8 pm at Calvary Chapel, 66969 N. Centerville Rd., Sturgis, MI.

Funeral services will take place at the Church on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 10:00 am. Dana Stauffer will officiate the service.

Burial will follow at Calvary Church Cemetery in Sturgis, MI.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Chapel, 66969 N. Centerville Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Frurip – May Funeral Home, LaGrange, Indiana (260) 463-3131 is handling arrangements.

Frurip-May Funeral Home, Lagrange, IN
Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Miller, Barbara Ann Bontrager
September 24, 1933 - January 23, 2020

Barbara Ann Miller, 88, of LaGrange, died unexpectedly at 10:25 am, on Sunday, January 23 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was born on September 24, 1933, in LaGrange, to Manas B. and Ida A. (Yoder) Bontrager. On December 8, 1955, in LaGrange County, she married Olen S. Miller, he died February 27, 2016.

Surviving are four sons, Duane (Ella) Miller, Daryl (Freda) Miller both of Lagrange, Jerry (Misty) Miller of Spartansburg, PA, Steve Miller of LaGrange; four daughters, Mary (Gerald) Yoder of Shipshewana, Dorthy (Vernon) Kurtz of Topeka,, Wanda (Emery) Schwartz of Shipshewana, Anita (Michael) Chupp of Topeka; daughter-in-law, Leanna Miller of LaGrange; 36 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren; brother, Ora (Susan) Bontrager of Topeka; two sisters, Loretta (Marvin) Kemp of Nappanee, Fannie (Freeman) Mast of Utica, OH; sister-in-law, Edna Bontrager of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Orlen Miller; a great-grandson; brother, Lester Bontrager; two sisters, Lizzie Mullet, Mary Mullet.

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

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Monday, January 24 and all day Tuesday, January 25 at the Kevin Kurtz residence, 0505 N. 700 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 26 also at the Kevin Kurtz residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Gerald Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


 

Miller, David A.
March 12, 1954 - March 27, 2022

David A. Miller, age 68, of Berlin, Ohio passed away Sunday morning, March 27, 2022 at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, Ohio surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 1st at Berlin Mennonite Church with pastors, Jeff Hochstetler and Ernie Hershberger officiating. Burial will take place 1 p.m. Friday at Berlin Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 31st at Berlin Mennonite Church. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Ohio Amish Library, 5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, Ohio 44654.

David was born March 12, 1954 in Millersburg, Ohio and was the son of Atlee D and Mary (Beachy) Miller. On October 22, 1976 he married Linda Stutzman, and she survives.

David started working for Schrock's of Walnut Creek at the age of 15. He worked as a wood finisher for most of his life in both Ohio and Arizona. He was a member of the Berlin Mennonite Church where he was the church historian, served as elder, was a Sunday school teacher and while in Arizona, served in the music department. He was an avid reader, loved listening to country and gospel music, was a history buff, enjoyed genealogy and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Linda are three children and their spouses, David Lynn (Deborah) Miller of St. Louis, MO, Jesse Allen (Lisa) Miller of Walnut Creek, OH, and Carrie Anne (Michael) Murtaugh of Navarre, OH; three grandchildren, Theoden Wright Murtaugh, Gabrael Max Miller and Charlotte Rose Miller; siblings, Paul (Barbara Ann) Miller of Walnut Creek, OH, Daniel (Mae) Miller of Trail, OH, Naomi (Roy) Hershberger Jr. of Berlin, OH, Ruth (Dave) Miller of Millersburg, OH, Rebecca (Dave) Yoder of Wilmot, OH, Christina (Roy) Miller Jr. of Mt. Eaton, OH, Marianna (Dean) Wengerd of Chuckey, TN, and Barbara (Duane) Schlabach of Monticello, KY; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews; and his father-in-law, Loil Stutzman of Berlin, OH.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Sylvia Stutzman; and stillborn brother, Steven.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Life Care Hospice for the love, care, and support that was given to David over the past few days.

Posted online on March 28, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, David Devon
January 15, 1953 - January 11, 2022

David Devon Miller, 68, of Goshen, died at 7:18 am on Tuesday, January 11, at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on January 15, 1953 in Goshen to Amos E. and Susie (Riesgsecker) Miller.

Surviving is a brother, Marvin J. (Jeanette) Miller of Indianapolis and four nephews and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Omer A. Miller; sister, Fannie Ellen Miller.

David attended Griner Conservative Mennonite Church, Middlebury and then Living Hope Christian Fellowship in Goshen. For some time he farmed the land where he grew up and then he began to buy and sell veal calves, arranging for other farmers to raise them.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 13, at Miller 8 Square Cemetery Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jason Miller. A celebration of life service will be held at Living Hope Christian Fellowship sometime in March.

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


 

Miller, Doreen Sue
April 11, 1992 - February 8, 2022

Doreen Sue Miller, 29, of Shipshewana, died at 6:12 pm on Tuesday, February 8 at her residence. She was born on April 11, 1992, in Goshen, to Wayne Lee and Mary Etta (Bontrager) Miller.

Survivors in addition to her parents are two brothers, Nathan (Alice) Miller of Millersburg, Galen (Pauline) Miller of Howe; three sisters, JoAnna (Joseph) Fry of Shipshewana, Laura (Wilbur) Knepp of LaGrange, Rhonda (Aaron) Wingard of Middlebury; 12 nephews, eight nieces; grandmother, Edna T. (Troyer) Miller of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ezra E. Miller and Abraham A. and Mary Ellen (Frey) Bontrager.

Doreen was one of God's special children.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 9 and all day Thursday, February 10 at the family’s residence, 3140 N. 1075 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, February 11 also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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


 

Miller, Ella Neomah Lehman
October 4, 1938 - May 8, 2022

Ella Neomah Miller, 83, of Topeka, died peacefully at 12:53 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, while surrounded by her family. She was born on October 4, 1938, in LaGrange County to Erwin J. and Polly (Miller) Lehman. On December 4, 1958, in LaGrange County, she married Ora L. Miller, he died December 4, 2018.

Surviving are eight daughters, Linda (Lavern) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Ruby (Kenny) Slabach of Shipshewana, Darla (Gerald) Yoder of Goshen, Ida (Glen) Miller of Shipshewana, Polly (David) Miller of Topeka, Mary (Marlin) Yoder of Shipshewana, Dorothy (Steve) Raber of Shipshewana, Ruth (Wade) Otto of Topeka, IN; son, David (Dolores) Miller of Shipshewana; son-in-law, Amzie (Freeda) Lehman of LaGrange; 48 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie (Orva) Bontrager of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Elsie Lehman; a son, Nelson Miller; a daughter-in-law, Joni Hamaker; three grandsons, Myron, Steven, and Marlin Miller; a granddaughter, Bethany Miller; a sister, Katie Miller; and a brother, Perry J. Lehman.

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

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11, and all day Thursday, May 12, at the Wade Otto residence, 4425 W. 300 S. Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, May 13, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris Lambright, Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

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


 

Miller, Esther "Lucille" Schrock
December 19, 1935 - June 6, 2022

 

Esther "Lucille" Miller, 86, of Middlebury, died at 9:31 am on Monday, June 6, at her daughter’s residence in Middlebury. She was born on December 19, 1935, in Topeka, to John I. and Elizabeth (Wingard) Schrock. On November 29, 1956, in Topeka, she married Rudy C. Miller, he died June 9, 2020.

Surviving are four daughters, Ruth (Steve) Burkholder of Bremen, Edna (Jerry) Miller of Middlebury, Esther (Daniel) Mullet of Goshen, Marilyn Ziegler of Goshen; four sons, Marvin (fiancée Vickie Smith) Miller of Bethpage, TN, Daniel (Katie) Miller of Middlebury, Mervin Miller of Shipshewana, Olen (Trish) Miller of Bethpage, TN; 26 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; brother, Menno Schrock of Nappanee; two sisters, Anna Miller, Edna (Andy) Bontrager both of Topeka; sister-in-law, Mary Schrock of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; granddaughter, Lisa Miller; two brothers, Cletus Schrock, Elmer Schrock; six sisters, Beulah Argeoto, Ida Kiser, Mary Bontrager, Alice Stewart, Kathryn Schrock, Wilma Price.

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

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 7 and all day Wednesday, June 8 at the Dan Miller residence, 60223 CR 37, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, June 9 also at the Dan Miller residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop John Stoltzfus and the home ministers. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

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


 

Miller, Harry L.
May 8, 1957 - March 27, 2022

Harry L. Miller, 64, passed away early Sunday morning at 12:29am, March 27, 2022, after a 15-month illness. A lifetime area resident, he was born to the late Earl J. and Laura (Borkholder) Miller on May 8, 1957. On October 2, 1980 he married Eva K. Yoder.

She survives along with their 5 children: Meth (Karl) Chupp of Syracuse, Lamar (Jennifer) Miller of Howe, LeAnn (Marc) Schwartz of Nappanee, Lorraine (Joas) Miller of Nappanee, and Sheila (Bradley) Miller of Nappanee. He also leaves behind 6 brothers: Karly (JoAnn) Miller of Nappanee, Dennis (Martha) Miller of Milford, Earl Jr. (Cynthia) Miller of Nappanee, Mark (Velma) Miller of Nappanee, Arnie (Special friend, Lesa Swank) Miller of Syracuse, and Tim (Special friend, Nancy Scofield) Miller of New Paris; 2 sisters, Linda (Lester) Chupp of Nappanee and Anna (Howard) Miller of New Paris. He leaves behind 17 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Harry was a welder and created and mended many projects over the years. He enjoyed the great outdoors, and was happiest spending time down at the lake or in the woods. One of his favorite achievements was the restoration of his Rumley Oil Pull, and he was able to participate in one last steam show in September of 2021. However, most important to him were his faith and family. He had a deep love and concern for the little souls coming along behind him. There was a special place in his heart for his grandchildren and he regretted missing out on seeing them grow up.

A minister in the Old Order Amish Church, he was a minister for many years and was ordained bishop in 2018. His church family was dear to him and he was saddened to leave them behind. We will miss the sparkle in his eyes, his bright smile, positive outlook, and fabulous stories. As we loved him, so we will miss him. Farewell, until we meet again.

Friends and family may call after 2pm on Monday, March 28, 2022 and all-day Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Joas Miller residence (11897 N 700 W, Nappanee, IN 46550). Funeral services will be held at 9:30am Wednesday March 30, 2022 at the Lyle Yoder residence (11283 N 650 W, Nappanee, IN) with the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will follow in Graber Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, IN.

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


 

Miller, Joe L.
September 1, 1935 - March 6, 2022

Joe L. Miller 86, of Millersburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his residence on Sunday, March 6, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born on September 1, 1935 to the late Levi and Alma (Mullet) Miller. On December 6, 1956, he married Fannie Hershberger who preceded him in death on December 29, 2000. On October 26, 2002 he was remarried to Mary Beachy who survives.

Joe was a retired dairy farmer and owner of Doughty Valley Holsteins. He especially enjoyed spending time on his hobby farm, caring for his animals, chopping wood and spending time with his grandchildren. He left a good example of love and commitment to the Lord and was a faithful member of Messiah Amish Mennonite Church.

In addition to his second wife Mary, he is survived by his children, Ivan (Becky) Miller of Dundee, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Mast of Berlin, Ruth Ann (Philip) Miller of Winesburg, Rhoda (Joe) Miller of Winesburg, Tim (Renae) Miller of Millersburg and Bryan (Angela) Miller of Millersburg; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; siblings, Raymond (Anna) Miller, Levi (late Charlotte) Miller, Abe (Susie) Miller, Clara (Wayne) Miller, Aden (Esta) Miller, Anna (late David) Hershberger, Roy (Sue) Miller, Ivan (Miriam) Miller, Wayne (Linda) Miller, Ada Miller; sister-in-law Fannie (late Jonas) Miller; stepchildren, Ina (Leroy) Schlabach of Sugarcreek, Carol (Paul) Wengerd of Berlin, Elson (Ellen) Miller of Tiverton, Julia (Dennis) Miller of Millersburg, Joanna (Norman) Yoder of Dundee, Eva (Stephen) Miller of Houstonville, Tennesee and Marlin (Ruth) Miller of Millersburg; 35 step grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren.

In addition to parents and his first wife Fannie, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Jonas Miller, Dan (Fannie) Miller; sister-in-law Charlotte Miller and brother-in-law David Hershberger.

Funeral services will be held at Messiah Amish Mennonite Church, 5237 SR 557, Millersburg, on Tuesday, March 8, at 10:00 AM with the Messiah church ministry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1-4 and 6-8 PM on Monday.

A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice and Joe's caregivers for their assistance and support during his illness.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.
Posted online on March 06, 2022
Published in The Daily Record
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, John E.
June 12, 1939 - March 20, 2022

John E. Miller, 82, of Topeka, died at 3:10 pm on Sunday, March 20, [2022] at his residence after being diagnosed with acute leukemia in January. He was born on June 12, 1939, in LaGrange County, to Ervin J. and Lizzie A. (Yoder) Miller. On May 25, 1961, in Topeka, he married Viola T. Lambright, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are six sons, Devon (Ruby) Miller of Topeka, Clyde (Vera) Miller of Shipshewana, Larry (Arlene) Miller, Merlin (Barbara) Miller both of Millersburg, Glen (Norene) Miller of Middlebury, John Jr. (Sue Anna) Miller of LaGrange; six daughters, Marlene (Larry) Burkholder of Nappanee, Darla (Ervin) Miller, Kathryn (Ernie) Yoder both of Middlebury, Waneta (Gerald) Miller of Millersburg, Esther (LaVern) Bontrager of Topeka, Vera (Kenneth) Hostetler of Shipshewana; 70 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren; brother, Ervin Jr. (Mabel) Miller of Topeka; four sisters, Clara (Lester) Hochstetler of Wolcottville, Sally (Orla) Bontrager of Topeka, Mary Miller of Goshen, Lizzie (Wilbur) Miller of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brother, Clyde Miller; two sisters, Ida Mae Miller, Martha Bontrager; three brothers-in-law, Ervin Bontrager, Larry Miller, Wilbur Lehman; sister-in-law, Mary Miller.

John was a farmer and was formerly employed by S & H Metal. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Monday, March 21 and all day Tuesday, March 22 at the family residence, 4265 S. 400 W., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, March 23 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop David A. Hochstetler and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.

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


 

Miller, Judith Kay "Judy"
February 14, 1974 - March 21, 2022

Judith Kay "Judy" Miller, age 48, of Dalton, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at her residence, following a brief period of declining health.

Judy was born on February 14, 1974, in Orrville, Ohio, to the late Bill and Mary (Steiner) Miller.

Surviving are her mother, Mary Miller of Dalton; three siblings, Kris (Willy) Miller of Mount Eaton, Jim (Carla) Miller of Orrville, and Jan (Luke) Miller of Dalton; 6 nieces and 6 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Miller.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Auble Funeral Home, 512 East Oak Street, Orrville, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Chester Mennonite Church Cemetery in Wooster.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by check to Nick Amster, Inc., 1700-B, Old Mansfield Road, Wooster, OH, 44961 or online at nickamster.com.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

Posted online on March 22, 2022
Published in The Daily Record
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Katie Herschberger Jess
July 3, 1931 - May 9, 2022

Katie (Herschberger) [Jess] Miller, 90 years, 10 months, 6 days, of Arthur, Illinois passed away at 11:30 P.M. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Larry Helmuth will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, Illinois. Visitation will be held any time after 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Katie was born on July 3, 1931 in Arthur, Illinois. She was a daughter of Christen E. and Amelia J. (Bontrager) Herschberger. She married Lester Jess on November 2, 1950 in Arthur, Illinois. He passed away on October 2, 1976. She later married Ammon L. Miller on June 4, 1992 in Arthur, Illinois. He passed away on June 13, 2002.

She leaves to mourn her departure, seven children, Viola Plank of Arthur, IL, Elva Jess of McHenry, IL, Elsie Gingerich and her husband Ira of Arthur, IL, Chris Jess of Arthur, IL, Reuben Jess and his wife Loretta of Arcola, IL, Ella Miller and her husband Ervin of McBain, MI and Glenn Jess and his wife Irma of Arthur, IL, one son-in-law, Lavern Hochstetler of Arcola, IL, two step children, Lorene Chupp and her husband Omer of Arthur, IL and Noah Miller and his wife Edna Mae of Arthur, IL, 42 grandchildren, 126 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, ten siblings, Irma Schrock and her husband Andy of Bloomfield, IA, Eli Herschberger and his wife Anna of Arthur, IL Ella Diener and her husband Ben of Arthur, IL, Lydia Mae Yoder and her husband Levi of Watomma, WI, Monroe Herschberger and his wife Verna of Sullivan, IL, Fannie Helmuth and her husband Orie of Statesville, NC, Chris Herschberger Jr. of Bloomfield, IA, Viola Jess and her husband Andy of Humboldt, IL, Mary Yoder and her husband Andy of Ava, IL and Oba Herschberger of Sullivan, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one daughter, Lorena Hochstetler, one son-in-law, Willis Plank, one step-son, Willis Miller, two brothers, Ervin Herschberger and Levi Herschberger and one sister, Sarah Graber and a sister-in-law, Lorene Herschberger.

Katie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail



Miller, Levi J.
May 23, 1937 - April 23, 2022

Levi J. Miller 84, of 1341 TR 661, Dundee, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 23, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born on May 23, 1937 to the late John D. and Clara (Hershberger) Miller. On November 3, 1959 he married Ada Burkholder who survives. Levi was a retired farmer and woodworker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

In addition to his wife Ada, he is survived by his children, Ivan (Ruth) Miller of the home, Marie (Wayne) Miller of Dundee, Fannie Mae (Maynard) Yoder of Dundee, Aden (Miriam) Miller of Dundee, Roy (Barbara) Miller of Millersburg; 32 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Melvin (late Iva) Miller, Aden (Mary) Miller, Ada (Abe) Yoder, Sara (Ervin) Yoder, Anna (Harry) Yoder, Nettie (late Lester) Yoder, Martha (late Paul) Miller; and brothers-in-law, Raymond Miller and Eli (Alta) Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Elsie Miller; siblings, Mary Miller, Alma Miller, one infant sister; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester Yoder, Paul Miller, Ammon Yoder, Iva Miller, Katie Miller and Esther Miller.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Tuesday, April 26, at 9:00 AM with Bishop Dennis Mast officiating. Burial will follow in the Hershberger Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 2 PM on Sunday and any time on Monday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice for their compassionate care.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH
Posted online on April 23, 2022
The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Lorene Hochstetler
September 8, 1952 - April 30, 2022

Lorene Miller, 69, of Shipshewana, died at 7:15 pm on Saturday, April 30, at Life Care Center, LaGrange. She was born on September 8, 1952 in LaGrange, to Lester and Mary Alice (Miller) Hochstetler. On October 24, 1974 in Shipshewana, she married Chris B. Miller, he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are three sons, Dean (Esther) Miller of Shipshewana, Eugene (Leona) Miller of Shipshewana, Maynard (Shay Anne) Miller of Goshen; two daughters, Mary Lou (Arlen) Hochstetler of Goshen, Waneta (Steve) Chupp of Bristol; 21 grandchildren; four brothers, Mervin Hochstetler of Shipshewana, Pete (Monica) Hochstetler of Wolcottville, Ernest (Linda) Hochstetler of Goshen, Lester, Jr. (Shelly) Hochstetler of Peoria, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Anna Grace Miller; and a brother, Lloyd Ray Hochstetler.

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

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, May 2, and all day Tuesday, May 3, at the Eugene Miller residence, 8490 W. 050 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 4, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Lyle Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Nisley Family Cemetery, located on the family’s homestead in Shipshewana.

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


 

Miller, Mabel E. Schlabach
January 23, 1936 - May 21, 2022

Mabel E. Miller, 86, of Goshen, died at 9:00 pm, on Saturday, May 21, [2022] at her residence. She was born on January 23, 1936, in Topeka, to Emanuel and Nora (Miller) Schlabach. On October 20, 1960, in LaGrange County, she married Eli M. Miller, he died May 19, 2018.

Surviving are five daughters, Marilyn (Sam) Miller of Goshen, IN, Ruth (Nelson) Gingerich of Middlebury, Lorene (David) Beachy of Goshen, Lora (LaVon) Yoder of Middlebury, Elaine (Nathan) Lambright of Middlebury; five sons, Wayne (Grace) Miller of Goshen, Glen (Leona) Miller of Goshen, James (Inez) Miller of Middlebury, Leon (Susan) Miller of Goshen, Larry (Doretta) Miller of Goshen; 56 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; a brother, Omer (Ann) Schlabach of Middlebury; two sisters, Viola (Ervin) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Alice (Elmer) Yoder of Topeka; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Schlabach of Middlebury, Fannie Schlabach of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Orva, Wilbur, John and Roman Schlabach; three sisters, Wilma Yoder, Emma Kauffman, and Esther Miller and a great grandson, Adrian Yoder.

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

Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 22, and all day Monday, May 23, 2022 at the family's residence, 14704 CR 28 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, May 24, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Raymond Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

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


 

Miller, Marie H. Miller
October 15, 1966 - April 23, 2022

Marie H. Miller 55, of 2793 SR 557, Baltic, passed away at her residence surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 23, 2022 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on October 15, 1966 to the late Henry N. and Mary (Yoder) Miller. On June 25, 1987 she married Atlee J. L. Miller who survives. Marie was known for her ready smile and will be dearly missed by her family. She enjoyed interacting with customers she met through the family business, Miller’s Scotch Shoes. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her husband Atlee and their children, Mary of the home, Jonathan (Martha) of Live Oaks, Florida, Paul (Marietta) of Baltic, Bennie (Linda) of Fresno, Rebecca (s.f. Michael) of the home, Katie (Matthew) Raber of Millersburg, Reuben of Millersburg, Rosie and James both of the home; 3 grandchildren, Kari Beth, Jon Eric, Mahala; siblings, Paul (Emma) Miller, Esther (Roy) Miller, Sara (Mervin) Yoder, Ada (Andrew) Yoder, Betty (Edward) Mast, Reuben (Ada) Miller; and parents-in-law, John (Edna) Miller of the home.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Monday, April 25, at 9:00 AM with Bishop Marvin R. Yoder officiating. Burial will follow in the Yoder Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 1 p.m. on Saturday and any time on Sunday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to Life Care Hospice for their compassionate care.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH
Posted online on April 23, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Mary J. Yoder
December 18, 1931 - April 13, 2022

Mary J. Miller, 90, of Millersburg, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 after a period of declining health. She was born on December 18, 1931 to the late Jacob J. and Sarah (Yoder) Yoder. On January 17, 1952 she married Henry N. Miller. Together they shared 60 years, 5 months and 27 days of marriage until his passing on July 13, 2012. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Emma) Miller of Millersburg, Esther (Roy) Miller of Sugarcreek, Sara (Mervin) Yoder of Butler, OH, Ada (Andy) Yoder of Millersburg, Marie (Atlee) Miller of Baltic, Betty (Edward) Mast of Mackville, KY, Reuben (Ada) Miller of Fresno; 43 grandchildren; 110 great-grandchildren; 5 great great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Roy) Raber of West Union and a brother, Jacob Jr. (Anna) Yoder of Shreve.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Paul (Nettie) Yoder, Eli (Verba) Yoder and David (Ida) Yoder.

Funeral services will be held at the Marty Yoder residence, 5122 SR 515, Millersburg, on Friday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Henry D. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Burkholder Cemetery. Friends may call at the Marty Yoder residence after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and any time on Thursday.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.

Posted online on April 13, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Mattie C. Bontrager
January 22, 1932 - March 11, 2022

Mattie C. Miller, 90 of Arthur, Illinois passed away at 5:50 A.M. on Friday, March 11, 2022, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, March 14, 2022, at the HCK West Building, South of Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Ervin D. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, Illinois.

Visitation will be held any time after 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 12, 2022, and any time after 10:00 on Sunday, March 13, 2022, all at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Mattie was born on January 22, 1932, in Tuscola, IL. She was a daughter of Christian N. and Lovina (Kauffman) Bontrager. She was married Henry A. Miller on November 23, 1950, they lived in Holy Matrimony for 53 years. He passed away on December 7, 2003.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters, Raymond Miller and his wife Carolyn (Miller), Merle Miller and his wife Marlene (Miller), Ernest Miller and his wife Barbara Ann (Miller) all of Arthur, IL, Mervin Miller and his wife Amanda Kay (Otto) of Sullivan, IL, Dorothy Chupp and her husband Daniel, Irene Kuhns and her husband Duane of Arthur, IL and Sovilla Herschberger and her husband Alvin all of Arthur, IL; twenty-one grandchildren; sixty-three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; her siblings include, Lizzie Diener of Humboldt, IL, Verna Bontrager of Sarasota, FL, Mary Chupp and her husband Lewis of Tuscola, IL, William Bontrager and his wife Fannie of Millersburg, OH, Irvin Bontrager and his wife Mary of Middlebury, IN, Clara Herschberger and her husband Nelson of Arcola, IL, Katie Helmuth of Glen Flora, WI, and Samuel Bontrager of Purdin, MO; one sister-in-law, Alma Schweitzer of Goshen, IN and a brother-in-law, Oba Herschberger of Sullivan, IL

Mattie was preceded in death by her Husband, Henry A. Miller, her parents, Christian N. and Lovina (Kauffman) Bontrager, her stepmother, Lizzie Ann (Miller) Bontrager, ten siblings, Ida Otto and her husband Otis, Edna Miller and her husband Andy, Carrie Herschberger and her husband Levi, Raymond Bontrager, Fannie Schrock and her husband Jake, Melvin Bontrager and his wife Laura, Levi Bontrager, Eli Bontrager and his wife Katie, Anna Bontrager, and Lorene Herschberger, brothers-in-law, Joe M. Diener, Mannasses Bontrager Jr., and Glen Helmuth, and a sister-in-law Pam Bontrager.

Mattie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Miller, Mattie L. Yoder
Sep 10, 1932 — Mar 1, 2022

Kalona, Iowa – Mattie L. (Yoder) Miller was born on September 10, 1932, near Arthur Illinois to Levi D. and Elizabeth (Hochstedler) Yoder. Upon her confession of faith, she was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church and remained faithful until her death on March 1, 2022. On October 17, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ezra Jay Miller. God blessed them with 64 years of wedded life until his death on December 15, 2021.

She leaves to mourn her departure a son, Melvin Richard of Wellman and wife Alicia of Kalona; a daughter, Rosetta Arlene Miller of Kalona; 2 grandchildren, Mattie Anne and Jonathan Richard Miller; 3 brothers, Joe and Rebecca Yoder, Andrew and Viola Yoder and Henry and Ruby Yoder; a sister, Fannie and Allen Miller; a sister-in-law, Rosa Yoder and care taker her nephew Laban and Melva Miller and family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ezra Jay, a brother Melvin Yoder and a sister Edna and a brother-in-law Jonas Herschberger.

The Family would like to give a sincere thank you to everyone for their help, food and support in this time.

A Funeral Service will be held 9:30 am Friday, March 4, 2022 at the Laban Miller Residence 2094 540th Street, Kalona, Iowa. Burial will be in the Brenneman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday from 10:00 to 8:00 pm at the Laban Miller Residence. Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Mattie and her family.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Miller, Merlin Jay
January 31, 1979 - June 6, 2022

Merlin Jay Miller, age 43 of New Paris, IN, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday morning, June 6, 2022, as a result of a semi accident in Loogootee, IN. Mr. Miller was born on January 31, 1979 in South Bend, IN to Willard H. and Viola E. (Borkholder) Miller. Merlin grew up in the LaGrange, IN area and lived most of his life in the New Paris, IN area where he enjoyed his 22 years of being a truck driver. On April 8, 2006, Merlin married Tina Lehman; he was a loving husband and devoted father.

Mr. Miller was a faithful member of Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church where he served in many capacities over the years, most recently as teacher of the Intermediate Boys Sunday School Class of which he was very passionate about.

Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 16 years, Tina Miller of New Paris; 5 children: Brendon James, age 15, Ethan Jacob, age 13, Weston Jay, age 11, Alaina Jalene, age 9, and Kenton Jayme, age 7; parents, Willard and Viola Miller of New Paris; in-laws, David and Rhoda Lehman of Nappanee; 7 siblings: Marlin (Nora) Miller of Nappanee, Owen (Nichole) Miller of Elkhart, Sue Helmuth of Nappanee, Lee (Rosa) Miller of Nappanee, Inez (Harley) Lehman of Goshen, Glen (Ruth) Miller of Goshen, Mary (Faron) Yoder of Millersburg; 4 brothers and sisters-in-law: Myron (Kristin) Lehman of Nappanee, Marla (Perry) Yoder of Nappanee, Larry (Carolyn) Lehman of Wakarusa, Dorene (Lyle) Miller of Nappanee; 34 nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Merlin was preceded in death by 2 brothers-in law, Willis and Benji Lehman; 2 nephews, Isaiah Yoder and Timothy Lehman; and a niece Samantha Lehman.

Friends and family may call on Thursday, June 9, 2022 and Friday, June 10, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Ramer Mennonite Youth Center (24717 CR 44, Nappanee, IN 46550). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2022 at Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church with the home ministry of the church officiating. Burial will follow services at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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


 

Miller, Oren Lee
August 5, 1988 - March 24, 2022

Oren Lee Miller, 33, of Middlebury, died at 2:40 pm on Thursday, March 24, [2022] at the scene of a motor vehicle accident at County Road 43 and US 20 in Middlebury. He was born on August 5, 1988 in Goshen to Freeman A. and JoAnn (Miller) Miller. On August 27, 2009 in Shipshewana, he married Leann Petersheim, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Christopher Jon Miller, and Kyle James Miller; a daughter, Bethany Joy Miller; his mother, JoAnn Miller of Middlebury; three sisters, Diana Kay (Lamar Lynn) Schrock of Goshen, Amy Marie Miller and Miriam Jo Miller both of Middlebury.

He was preceded in death by his father, Freeman A. Miller on March 16, 2018.

Oren was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was currently working for Crossroads RV, Topeka in the welding shop. He also really enjoyed working part-time at the Village Inn Restaurant in Middlebury.

Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 26, and all day Sunday, March 27, at the Leon Wingard residence, 11692 County Rd. 18 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, March 28, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Melvin R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

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


 

Miller, Orlen Dean
February 21, 1959 - January 19, 2022

Orlen Dean Miller, 62, of LaGrange, died at 3:11 am on Wednesday, January 19, at his residence. He was born on February 21, 1959 in LaGrange to Olen and Barbara (Bontrager) Miller. On November 10, 1983 in Topeka he married Leanna Kurtz, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four brothers, Duane (Ella) Miller of LaGrange, Daryl (Freda) Miller of LaGrange, Jerry (Misty) Miller of Spartansburg, PA, Steve Miller of LaGrange; four sisters, Mary (Gerald) Yoder of Shipshewana, Dorthy (Vernon) Kurtz of Topeka, Wanda (Emery) Schwartz of Shipshewana, Anita (Michael) Chupp of Topeka; nephew/caregiver, Kevin (Andrea) Kurtz of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Orlen had worked at Alpha Building Center in the metal department bending trim and he was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 20, and all day Friday, January 21, at the family's residence, 0505 N. 700 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, January 22, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Gerald Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

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


 

Miller, Roy E.
October 3, 1933 - April 20, 2022

Roy E. Miller, 88, of Apple Creek, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at Aultman Hospital.

He was born on October 3, 1933 to the late Emanuel J. and Mary (Mast) Miller and married Donna M. Swartzentruber on February 18, 1961. She died June 10, 2013.

Roy was a retired farmer and had provided transportation for the Amish community. He was a member of the Fairlawn Mennonite Church.

He is survived by children, Noreen Miller of Apple Creek, Leroy (Sue) Miller and Delroy Miller, both of Wisconsin; sisters, Lizzie Ann Miller of Millersburg and Katie (Melvin) Schmucker of Kidron; and brothers, Andrew (Alda) Miller of Kidron and Henry Miller of Berlin.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Miller; and brothers, John and Crist Miller.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Fairlawn Mennonite Church, 8520 Emerson Road, Apple Creel. Graveside services will be held prior at 10:00 am at the church cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 PM at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairlawn Mennonite Church.

Posted online on April 21, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Ryan Eugene
February 8, 2022 - February 8, 2022

Ryan Eugene Miller, infant son of Orlie Wayne and LaVera Ann (Fry) Miller of Topeka, was stillborn at 7:18 pm, on Tuesday, February 8, at Blessed Beginnings Care Center, Nappanee.

Survivors in addition to his parents are two brothers, Kevin Dean and Arlin Wayne Miller; two sisters; Emily Rose and Norene Sue Miller all at home; grandparents, Alvin Ray and Emma E. Miller of Howe and Melvin D. and Rosetta M. Fry of LaGrange; great-grandparents, Jacob and Edna Miller and Eli and Fannie Hochstetler both of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Daniel and Lydia Fry, and Manasses Jr. and Lydia Lehman.

Visitation will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 10, at LaVern Bontrager residence 4525 W. 1200 N.-57, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop David Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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


 

Miller, Sara J. Troyer
January 27, 1958 - April 18, 2022

Sara J. Miller 64, of Fredericksburg, passed away at her residence on Monday, April 18, 2022 following a brief illness. She was born on January 27, 1958 to Jacob and Martha (Byler) Troyer who survive. On March 5, 1983 she married Levi L. Miller, Jr. who preceded her in death on July 18, 2020. Sara was employed at Coblentz Chocolate in Walnut Creek and previously worked at Mrs. Yoders Kitchen in Mt. Hope. She was a faithful member of Bethel Fellowship.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Jeremy (Andrea) Miller of Birmingham, Alabama, Jeff (Samantha Ramey) Miller of Dundee; four grandchildren, Joshua, Alyssa, Jadon, and Judah Miller; Ina (Jordan) Herrera of Fredericksburg and Brayden Herrera; siblings, Amanda (Ben) Troyer of Apple Creek, Miriam (late Robert) Burkholder of Brooksville, Kentucky, Viola (Lonnie) Weaver, Anna Troyer, Rhoda Troyer all of Fredericksburg, Mahlon (Joanna) Troyer of Millersburg; and a special aunt, Amanda Troyer of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her husband, Levi Jr., she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Robert Burkholder and sister-in-law Betty Troyer.

Funeral services will be held at Bethel Fellowship, 4183 SR 39, Millersburg, on Thursday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Judson Schrock officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Bethel Fellowship from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH
Posted online on April 19, 2022
The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Saraetta Miller
February 4, 1935 - May 15, 2022

Saraetta Miller, 87, of Shipshewana, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by her children, at 9:05 am on Sunday, May 15, [2022] at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was born on February 4, 1935, in Defiance, OH, to Crist and Sarah (Schrock) Miller. On September 17, 1955, in LaGrange, she married Manas D. Miller, he passed away December 5, 2015.

Surviving are daughter, Sandy (Phil) Mast of Shipshewana; son, Jeremy (Jen Taflinger) Miller of Middlebury; four grandchildren, Tanner Mast, Dylan Mast, Blane Miller, and Macsen Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Ida Lambright and Mary Miller; four brothers, Ralph, Ben, Elmer and Crist Miller, Jr.

Saraetta was a homemaker, avid golfer and a member of Emma Church. She had also worked for the Westview School District for over 20 years, mostly in the cafeteria.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 21, at Emma Church, 1900 South 600 West Topeka. A funeral service will follow visitation beginning at 1:00 pm also on Saturday at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman. Burial will be in Keightley Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Emma Church.

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


 

Miller, Simon J.
November 30, 1947 - April 21, 2022

Simon J. Miller, 74, of 7493 S. Honeytown Road, Fredericksburg, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1947 in Holmes County to Jonas and Katie (Yoder) Miller and married Katie J. Raber on April 4, 1968. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving is his wife, Katie of 54 years, children, Wilma (Nelson) Yoder of Dundee, Iva Miller of the home, Mary Ann (Daniel) Hostetler of Apple Creek, John (Mary) Miller of the home, Katie Mae (Lester) Hershberger of Apple Creek, Barbara (Menno) Hershberger of Apple Creek and Naomi Miller of the home; 52 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, Andy (Katie) Miller, Levi Miller, Ivan (Ella) Miller and Jonas Jr. (Erma) Miller; sisters, Sarah (Andy) Coblentz, Mary Miller, Edna (John) Yoder, Katie Ann (Raymond) Hershberger, Fannie (Ben) Yoder, Iva (Joe) Miller and Betty (Wayne) Schrock.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Miller; a grandson, Andrew Hostetler, his parents, sisters, Anna Miller and Emma (Levi) Raber, 2 brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-in-law.

Services will be Sunday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m. at the Miller Residence, 7491 S. Honeytown Rd., Fredericksburg with Bishop Wayne Shetler officiating. Burial will be in Honeytown Cemetery on Honeytown Road, Fredericksburg. Friends may call anytime at the Miller residence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements.

Posted online on April 22, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Miller, Terry Lee
February 18, 1975 - February 1, 2022

Terry Lee Miller, 46, of Middlebury, died at 6:35 am on Tuesday, February 1 unexpectedly while working at Jayco. He was born on February 18, 1975, in Goshen, to Melvin P. and Martha (Stutzman) Miller. On October 8, 1999, in Goshen, he married Josephine Mast, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Joshua Marc (special friend, Eva Yoder) Miller, Trenton Cole Miller both of Middlebury; father, Melvin P. (Mary Ann) Miller of Middlebury; sister, Marla (Mark) Bontrager of Middlebury; twin brother, Gary Miller of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by his mother; son, Tyler Lynn Miller; a stillborn sister, Joan Miller.

Terry worked at Jayco for 20+ years and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 3 and all day Friday, February 4 at the LaVern Miller residence, 0075 S. 1150 W., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 5 also at the LaVern Miller residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller-Glick-Stutzman Cemetery, Middlebury.

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


 

Miller, Timothy W.
June 4, 1954 - January 19, 2022

Lancaster - Timothy W. Miller, 67, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the Lancaster Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Born in Lebanon on June 4, 1954, he was the son of the late Robert K. and Mary M. Wert Miller. Tim was raised in the Mennonite Church and had been a part of the Bible Holiness Church. He had worked as a mason tender.

He is survived by his sons Ashley G. husband of Laura Miller of Terre Hill and Michael Miller of Leola; daughter Mary Lynn wife of Delmar Horning of Stevens; sister Judith L. wife of William Houser of Hershey and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother Thomas I. Miller and his sister Rosemary F. Stratton.

Services will be at the convenience of the family with interment at the Dohner Mennonite Church.

Lebanon Daily News - 1/20/2022
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Miller, Wilbur S.
December 19, 1928 - January 20, 2022

Wilbur S. Miller, 93, of Middlebury, died at 10:20 pm on Thursday, January 20, at his residence. He was born on December 19, 1928, in White Pigeon, MI, to Sam W. and Lovina (Stauffer) Miller. On May 10, 1951, he married Pollyanna Miller, she died December 27, 1990; on November 3, 1995, he married Mary Waneta (Schrock) Zehr, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Linda (Floyd) Miller of Middlebury; three sons, Maynard (Ruth) Miller of Goshen, Ken (Kris) Miller of Middlebury, Dean (Joyce) Miller of Goshen; two step sons, Michael (Suzanne) Zehr of Goshen, Lavon (Shana) Zehr of FL; two step daughters, Jane (Bryan) Young of New Paris, Judy (Myron) Borntrager of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, 11 step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Yoder, Anna Marie Lehman both of Middlebury, Irene (Mervin) Miller of Topeka; three brothers, Orley (Mary) Miller of Shipshewana, Glen (Alma) Miller, Perry (Carolyn) Miller both of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; infant daughter, Shirley Ann Miller; grandson, Bryan Marc Miller; two brothers, Freeman Miller, Sam Miller, Jr.

Wilbur was a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship. He was a farmer, carpenter, and worked in local factories including Gerring and Carriage Inc., where he retired in 1992. He also built pedal horse carts and enjoyed mowing grass at his residence and for Meadow Valley Golf Club and the Essenhaus.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 25 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will be one hour of viewing prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Wednesday, January 26 at Woodlawn Mennonite Church, 62861 CR 41, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jason Miller and Josh Berskshire. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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


 

Miller, William J. A.
May 3, 1936 - May 26, 2022

William J.A. Miller, 86, of Sarasota, FL, and most recently of Goshen, passed away peacefully at 9:13 pm, on Thursday, May 26 in the home of his daughter. He was born on May 3, 1936, in Middlebury, to Joe and Anna (Miller) Miller. On May 30, 1957, in Middlebury, he married Lydiann Bontrager, she survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Juanita (Ken) Miller of Sarasota, FL, Marilyn (Vern) Hostetler of Goshen; son, LaVon (Marty) Miller of Middlebury; nine grandchildren, Scott (Charity) Miller, Eric (Jen) Miller, Shandra (Nathan) McCracken, Kayla (Michael) Johnson, Josh (girlfriend Kristen Hardie) Hostetler, Austin (Alyssa) Hostetler, Ashley Miller, Katie (Zac) Klopfenstein, Todd (Sophia) Miller; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Harvey (Leanna) Miller of Sarasota, FL; sister, Esther (Reuben) Miller of Atmore, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Kenneth Miller; sister, Elizabeth Miller; brother, Harley Miller.

William was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Sarasota, FL. He was a cabinet maker by trade for 32 years and upon retirement he drove for a limo service for 14 years, which brought him much enjoyment. He loved to mow grass and sit in his garage and visit with the neighbors as they came by while walking their dogs. The dogs knew him as "Mr. Bill."

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 29 at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:30 funeral service on Monday, May 30 also at the church. Services will be conducted by son-in-law and Pastor Vern Hostetler. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Gospel Echoes.

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


 

Mishler, Karen G. Geiser
January 14, 1948 - March 25, 2022

Karen G. Mishler, 74, of Dalton, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2022 at Ohio's Hospice LifeCare in Wooster

She was born near Apple Creek on January 14, 1948 to the late Elmer and Agnes (Amstutz) Geiser and married William Mishler on September 13, 1968 and he survives.

Karen was a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and had worked as the administrative assistant to the director of nursing at Columbia University and later worked as a legal secretary for a law firm in Manhattan, NY.

She studied the art of Ikebana for many years and also enjoyed running, biking and hiking.

For the last 16 years Karen had been wheelchair bound from a spinal cord accident. She faced her adversity with courage and a smile.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by siblings, Arlene (Les) Frazier of Houston, TX, Marceil Geiser of College Station, TX and Olin (Karen) Geiser of Dalton; nephews, Reuben, Simeon, Jethro and Obadiah Geiser; and a niece, Elizabeth Geiser.

Friends are invited to call on Monday from 6-8 pm at the Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am the Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road, Kidron. Family graveside services will be held prior in the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.

Posted online on March 26, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Mohler, Doris A. Shenk
November 18, 1945 - May 2, 2022

Doris A. (Shenk) Mohler, age 76, a resident of Landis Homes, went home to the Lord on May 2, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital from complications relating to a fall. Doris is survived by her husband, Dr. J. Harold, sons Jeffrey D. (Rachel) and Timothy A. (Charlotte) and Robert E. Mohler. Grandchildren, Joseph, Emma, Abigail and Clara Mohler and Owen Mendelaar. Also surviving are a brother, Dale (Deb) Shenk and a sister, Norma (Dave) Waterman and the Bowman family, her step-siblings. She was predeceased by her parents, C. Mylin Shenk and Stella H. Shenk (Bowman) and a brother, Calvin Shenk and her sister-in-law, Marie Shenk.

Doris and Harold were looking forward to celebrating their 57th anniversary on December 18. They met at a church youth group meeting being introduced by a mutual friend, and it was a love story from there on out.

Doris graduated from Lancaster Mennonite School in 1963. She was employed as a secretary at Wenger & Byler, now Blakinger Thomas, in the mid-1960s. One thing she was always proud of was her typing and shorthand skills. After Jeff was born, she transitioned to being a homemaker and supporting Harold in medical school, his residency and eventual medical practice.

Doris always had a great interest in family and friends and could play the "Mennonite Name Game" with the best of them! She was a fastidious dresser and always wanted to look her best. She also enjoyed being a hostess in her younger years and always had a way of asking a new acquaintance questions and putting someone at ease. She loved flowers and the beds at her house were always a pleasure for her.

Throughout her entire life, she enjoyed writing notes and cards to people for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and the like. Many people were blessed to have received them. Perhaps this is what we will miss most about her.

Harold and Doris were members at Paradise Mennonite Church (now GracePoint) for many years in the 1980s and 1990s. They then became members at Groffdale Mennonite Church in March 2003. Groffdale Mennonite Church was a tremendous blessing for the whole family.

Doris is a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and will be missed dearly. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 4pm at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Rd., Leola, PA 17540. The family will greet friends from 3pm until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Joni and Friends (Joniandfriends.org) or UNTO Ministries (unto.com). To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 5/9/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Mullane, Greg "Pico"
June 6, 1975 - Aprl 8, 2022

LIMA -- Greg "Pico" Mullane, 46, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022, in Lima, Ohio. Greg was born on June 6, 1975 in Lima, Ohio, to Daniel and Carmen (Good) Mullane.

Greg was an Elida High School Graduate of 1993. Greg was an avid OSU fan and enjoyed NHRA, Sprint car racing, and Indy car racing. Greg enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, riding his four-wheeler, and just being outside in general. Most of all he loved spending time with his kids.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his significant other, Heather Donley; children, Seth Mullane and Shelby Mullane; sister, Christine (John Routson) Stauffer; nieces and nephews: Heather (Adam Carrier) Moore, Jesse (LaShaundra McLaurine) Stauffer, and Alexis Stauffer; great-nieces and nephew: Sophia, Raelynn, Ezra, and Josslyn; aunts and uncles: Jim Robinson, Marlin (Anita) Good, and Jill Good.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert (Jane) Good, and Daniel (Helen) Mullane; an aunt, Sue Robinson; and an uncle, David Mullane.

The family has requested everyone wear racing or OSU clothes to the visitation in honor of Greg.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Salem Mennonite Church, with a visitation 1 hour prior to service. Pastor Paula Snyder Belousek along with Rev. Todd Cosart will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salem Mennonite Church or Donor's Choice.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

Submitted by: Paula Snyder Belousek
Pastor of Salem Mennonite Church
via MCUSA Archives, Goshen, IN


 

Mullet, Katie Ann Yoder
November 18, 1924 - January 15, 2022

Katie Ann Mullet, age 97 of Nappanee, IN, died at 2:40 am, Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa, IN. Katie was born on November 18, 1924 in Lagrange County, IN to Dan and Lydia (Stutzman) Yoder. On January 4, 1945 Katie married Henry “Hank” Mullet in Topeka, IN. He preceded her in death on October 15, 2015.

Mrs. Mullet was a lifelong Nappanee area resident, spending winters in Pinecraft, FL. Katie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her 4 children: Larry (Rose) Mullet of Nappanee, Stephen (Doris) Mullet of Anna, TX, Marilyn (Pete) Yoder of Nappanee, and Marcia (Chet) Borkholder of Bremen, IN; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a half sister, Martha Hostetler of Linn, MO.

Mrs. Mullet was preceded in death by her parents; husband; great granddaughter, Parker Elise Anderson; 3 sisters: Verna Glick, Amanda Mast, and Anna Mae Bontrager; 2 half sisters Wilma Yoder and Orpha Hershberger; and a half brother Joseph Yoder. Friends and family may call from 1-8 Monday, January 17, 2022 at the Brian Lehman residence (72218, CR 11, Nappanee, IN 46550). Funeral services will also be held at the Brian Lehman residence at 9:30am on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 with home ministries of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will take place in West Union Center Cemetery.

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


 

Murray, Vivian J. Landis
March 11, 1926 - May 9, 2022

Vivian J. Murray, 96, of Goshen, died at 4:30 am, on Monday, May 9 at her residence. She was born on March 11, 1926, in Jackson, MN, to Noah E. and Ethel L. (Garber) Landis. On June 15, 1948, in Alpha, MN she married Franklin L. Murray, he died November 12, 2004.

Surviving are daughter, Colleen K. (Steven) Sanders of Penfield, NY; two sons, Richard Murray of Liverpool, NY, Paul Murray of East Syracuse, NY; granddaughter, Kate (Michael) Margitus; two great-grandchildren, Weston and Britta Margitus; sister, Berniece Nafzinger of Litchfield Park, AZ; brother, Fred (Joyce) Landis of Motley, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Murray; three sisters, Ruth Erb, Wilma Landis, Bonita Driver; four brothers, Eldon Landis, Paul Landis, Richard Landis, Elmer Landis.

Vivian was a homemaker and previously a member of College Mennonite Church. She loved to sew and cook and made great cinnamon rolls. She enjoyed volunteering at Greencroft and had a very gentle and giving spirit.

A memorial service will take place at 3:30 pm on Thursday, May 12 at Evergreen West Chapel at Greencroft in Goshen. Services will be conducted by Chaplain Laura Moshier. Burial will be at a later date in Good Cemetery, Clarence Center, NY. Memorials may be given to MCC.

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


 

Myers, Elizabeth Alderfer
September 3, 1923 – January 11, 2022

Elizabeth (Alderfer) Myers, 98 of Souderton Pennsylvania, formerly of Gardenville, Pennsylvania went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

She was the loving wife of Clarence R. Myers. They were married
58 years before his death in 2004. Elizabeth was born in Bedminster Township on September 3, 1923 to the late Henry and Aquilla (Miller) Alderfer. She had 6 sisters and 2 brothers. After her marriage, April 21,1945, she moved to the Myers Homestead where she worked with her husband on a dairy farm near Gardenville, Pennsylvania. She was a member of Deep Run Mennonite Church East, baptized in 1939. She was active in the church sewing circle.

The greatest joy in Elizabeth’s life was her family. She loved each one equally and unconditionally. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was admired by her family for her gift of quilting. She made a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and gardening. For many years she and her husband had a very large garden which produced most of the vegetables for her family. She worked hard, freezing and canning the garden produce which was served during the winter months.

Elizabeth kept in touch with old friends and looked for new friends wherever she went. She was a giving person, always ready to help someone in need. She cared for her neighbors when they had physical limitations. She and her husband were volunteers for many years with Meals on Wheels.

Left to celebrate her life and cherish her memories are four sons and one daughter: Roland (Eileen) Myers, Lebanon, PA, Stewart (Nancy) Myers, Souderton, PA, Gordon (Darlene) Myers, Pipersville, PA, Marietta (Missy) (Glen) Myers, Glenmoore, PA, Ralph (Debby) Myers, Caldwell, ID, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. Grace (Arthur) Sheetz, Mary (Owen) Rice, Florence Alderfer, Claude (Evelyn) Alderfer, Miriam (Durrell) Detweiler, Pearl (Norman) Freed, Willard (Gladys) Alderfer. She is survived by sister Alice Detweiler, sister-in-law Gladys Alderfer and brothers-in-law Elmer Detweiler and Norman Freed.

Lisa Stenger, Office Administrator
Deep Run East Mennonite Church.Perkasie, PA
via MCUSA Archives, Goshen, IN


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