Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

June 30, 2013

Billie W. Miller

Aug. 9, 1934-June 29, 2013

LIGONIER — Billie W. Miller, 78, passed away Saturday at her home.

She was born Aug. 9, 1934 to Orlando and Vina Ritchie in Hindman, Kentucky.

On June 30, 1979, she married Omer L. Miller in Cromwell.

Mrs. Miller was a housewife and enjoyed cooking. She cooked the Rotary Club breakfast for over 25 years. She was the Ligonier Citizen of the Year in 2004.

She was the director for the West Noble food pantry for over 10 years. She was instrumental in getting the Community Harvest Food Truck scheduled for this area. Mrs. Miller was a member of Church of the Stone in Wolcottville, Indiana.

She is survived by two children, Robert Neal Ritchie, Akron, Ohio, Vicki Lynn Alibocus, Cocoa, Fla.; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Mark Ritchie, Rome City, Jennings Ritchie, Brinkley, Ky.; one sister, Rosetta Terrill, Middletown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Armond and Buford Ritchie.

There will be a time of visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Yeager Funeral Home,1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. There will be a funeral service held in Mrs. Miller’s honor Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Lutton will officiate.

Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery in Topeka.

Memorial contributions are to West Noble Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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