Elmina C. "Ella" Miller



Elmina C. “Ella” Miller, 86, of Millersburg went home peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, December 9, 2013 surrounded by her loving family after a period of declining health.  She was born October 16, 1927 on the family farm in Walnut Creek Township to the late Crist and Bena (Miller) Beachy.
 
She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family, friends, cooking, sewing, campfires, bird watching and winters in Florida.  She was known for her fried chicken, apple pie, caramels and chocolate drops. 
 
On January 26, 1950 she married Sam D.S. Miller who preceded her in death on January 18, 2010.  She is survived her children; Linda (Andy) Schlabach, Vernon (Sarah) Miller, Freda (Roy) Yoder, Mary Esther Weaver, Merle (Carol) Miller and Nelson (Renee) Miller, her grandchildren; Sheryl Schlabach, Jeff (Nicolle) Yoder, Carolyn (Charles) Unruh, Julia (Josh) Yoder, Linda (Billy) Grimm, Josh and Shannon Miller and Ryan, Nicole and Rachel Miller, great grandchildren; Alana and Bryce Yoder and Cynthia Unruh, her sisters; Esther (Pete) Schrock, Lizzie Ann (Roman) Beachy and Elva (Noah) Miller, brother; Henry (Mary) Beachy, sister-in-law; Sarah Miller and many nieces and nephews. 
 
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sisters; Susie Schlabach, Edna Beachy, Bena Beachy and Anna Beachy, and infant brother, a brother-in-law Moses Schlabach and a sister-in-law Elsie Beachy. 
 
Services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Messiah Fellowship Church, 5237 SR 557 Millersburg with Bishop Eli Shetler officiating.  Interment will be in Troyer Cemetery in Berlin Township, Holmes County.  Friends may call on Wednesday 6-8 PM and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Messiah Fellowship Church. 
Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home at Sugarcreek.  The family would like to thank LifeCare Hospice for their compassion and care.  Memorial Contributions can be made to LifeCare Hospice at 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or Walnut Hills Rehabilitation Center at PO Box 127, Walnut Creek, Ohio 44687.
 
Smith-Varns Funeral Home of Sugarcreek



 

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