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Obituaries

June 24, 2012

Melvin P. Miller

Dec. 3, 1932—June 22, 2012

SARASOTA, Fla. — Melvin P. Miller, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., died Friday, June 22, 2012.

He was born Dec. 3, 1932 in Elkhart County to Peter J. and Elizabeth Miller. He married Lavina Ellen Herschberger on Dec. 14, 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Lavina; one son, Richard (Barbara) Miller; a daughter, Myra (Jeffrey) Lengacher; seven grandchildren, Jason, Chad, Josh, Steph, and Jen Miller, Christopher Lengacher, and Sara Creech; three great-grandchildren, Carter, Ruthie, and Joya; four sisters, Katie (Noah) Miller, Mary (Freeman) Miller, Edna Pendergrass and Betty (Henry) Miller; and four brothers, Jacob, Raymond, Ezra, and Omer Miller.

He was preceded in death by both parents; a son, Chip; and a brother, Lloyd.

He was a member of Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, and a retired owner of Religious Book & Supply Center, Sarasota.

Visitation will be Friday, June 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, June 30 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Burial will be at Miller Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to World’s Attic, 3530 Webber St., Sarasota, FL 34269 or Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.

Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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