Goshen News, Goshen, IN


June 4, 2014

S. Alberta Beachy Miller

Jan. 9, 1932-June 3, 2014

GOSHEN — S. Alberta Beachy Miller, 82, passed away Tuesday evening at her home at Waterford Crossing, after a lifelong struggle with heart issues.

She was born Jan. 9, 1932 in Plain City, Ohio, to Valentine R. and Barbara (Yoder) Schrock.

On Dec. 4, 1949, she married Joni H. Beachy. He died June 13, 1974.

She married John O. Miller May 9, 1992. He died Nov. 8, 2012.

She is survived by four children, Emma (Wayne) Beachy and Anita (Todd) Neuschwander, both of Goshen, Marilee (Donald) Gingerich, Clarksville, Mich., and Gary D. Beachy, Middlebury; eight stepchildren, Rachel Miller, New York, N.Y., Joy (JD) Gerber, White Pigeon, Mich., Miriam (Nathan) Yoder, Harrisonburg, Va., Elwayne Miller, Middlebury, Elroy (Linda) Miller, Harrisonburg, Va., Galen (Cheryl) Miller, Chandler, Ariz., Keith (Pam) Miller, Middlebury, and Mark (Phyllis) Miller, Mechanicsburg, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 29 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandsons, 34 step great-grandchildren; three step great-great grandchildren; and six siblings, Viola (Dave) Schrock and Gladys Troyer, both of Middlebury, Betty (Perry) Marner, LaGrange, Ernest (Jan) Schrock, Angola, Glen Schrock, Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Floyd (Darla) Schrock, LaPorte.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, a sister, Gertie Gingerich and three brothers, Ruben, Lawrence and Vernon Schrock.

She accepted Christ in her youth and served Him and many others faithfully until her passing.

A longtime area resident, she was a homemaker and worked as a librarian at Clinton Christian School for 13 years. She was a member of Living Water Mennonite Church. She graded Bible study courses for Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry for more than 20 years and led many ladies Bible study groups.

Alberta and her husband, Joni, served the church and community in northern Minnesota for seven years and locally at both the Pleasant Grove and Mount Joy Mennonite Churches.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Living Water Mennonite Church, where a funeral service will begin at 10 a.m.

The Revs. Marvin Troyer, Todd Neuschwander and Dewayne Kurtz will officiate.

Burial will follow at Miller Eight Square Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry or Clinton Christian School.

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

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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