Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

January 22, 2013

The Rev. Emerald Joe Miller

Sept. 12, 1933-Jan. 21, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA — The Rev. Emerald Joe Miller, 79, died Monday at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Emerald came to the Shipshewana area from Fort Wayne in 1937. He served as pastor at Lakeview United Methodist Church in rural LaGrange from 1988 to 2012. Emerald also was a farmer and owner of Miller’s Berry Patch. He drove school bus for Westview School Corporation from 1984 to 2008.

He was a veteran of the United States Army who served his country in the Korean War.

He was born Sept. 12, 1933 in Allen County, to Emerald A. and Edna R. (Voirol) Miller.

On April 4, 1958, he married Elvira M. Clifton in Owenton, Ky. She preceded him in death Dec. 17, 2012.

He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Teresa Dershem of Nappanee and Gloria and Bruce Miller of Shipshewana; seven grandchildren and spouses, Aaron and Meghan Dershem and Cameron Dershem, all of Indianapolis, Andrea and Derek Yoder of Middlebury, Stephanie and Ben Hershberger of Shipshewana, Sarah and Caleb Sloan of Fort Wayne, Amanda Miller of Goshen, and Abigail Miller of Shipshewana; sister and brother-in-law, Eloise and Orlando Caravette of Palos Heights, Ill.; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Adel Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.

Preceding Emerald in death are his parents, his wife and a sister, Eldora Ann Hayford.

Visitation will take place Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday. Brother Jimmy Gray will officiate the service.

Burial will take place at Sidener Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorial gifts may be contributed to Goshen Hospice and Home Health Care.

Online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.



 

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