Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 16, 2014

Leabell S. Miller

Leabell S. Miller

July 16, 1931-Jan. 15, 2014

SHIPSHEWANA — Leabell S. Miller, 82, went to be with her Lord at 9 p.m. Wednesday after a six month battle with scleroderma.

She was born on July 16, 1931 in Inman, Kan., to Menno and Florence (Kauffman) Troyer.

On July 17, 1954, she married Wayne M. Miller in Inman. He survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Kathy (Dennis) Troyer of Shipshewana and Becky Manning of Grayling, Mich.; four sons, Kevin (Rebecca Stoltzfus) Miller of Ithaca, N.Y., Jonathon (Christian Yoder) Miller of Washington, D.C., Jeff (Kay Nofziger) Miller of Goshen, and Eric (Melody Short) Miller of Bellingham, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; sister, Marilyn (Peter) Hartman of Hesston, Kan.; and two brothers, Curtis (Kathy) Troyer of Middlebury and Paul Troyer of Hesston, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother of 60 years, Charity (Gingerich) Troyer.

In addition to being a homemaker, Leabell served many years as a registered nurse in Colorado and Michigan working in hospitals, doctor’s office and hospice settings. She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church in Shipshewana.

Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service celebrating her life at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Carl Horner.

At her request, her body will be bequeathed to the Indiana University School of Medicine. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at a later date at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorial gifts may be given to Gideons International or Mennonite Mission Network.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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