Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

March 17, 2014

Erma M. Miller

Sept. 6, 1921-March 16, 2014

GOSHEN — Erma M. Miller, 92, died Sunday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She was born Sept. 6, 1921, in LaGrange County, to Mose and Barbara (Miller) Yoder.

On Feb. 1, 1941, she married John D. Miller in Elkhart. He died May 24, 1996.

She is survived by four children, Glenda Sherk, Goshen, Larry (Paula) Miller, Tampa, Fla., Phyllis (Audrey Alderfer) Miller and Diana Reed, both of Goshen; six grandchildren, John and Rachel Sherk, Ingrid Miller, Cassie and Michael Reed and Andrew Miller; a great-grandson, J.P. Sherk; a brother-in-law, Herman Miller; and sister-in-law, Loretta Miller.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Ray Miller; a grandson, George Sherk; two sisters, Mattie Schmucker and Edith Yoder; and two brothers, Orva and Fora Yoder.

Mrs. Miller was a lifelong area resident and homemaker, well known for her quilting and love of gardening. She also worked at Essenhaus restaurant for 10 years and was a driver for the Amish in the community. She was a member of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a 10 a.m. funeral service will take place Saturday. The Rev. Harold Knight will officiate.

Burial will follow at Miller Eight Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

Online condolences may be shared with family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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