Barbara J. Miller
                                     February 1, 1934 -- March 21, 2017

Barbara J. Miller, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, March 21
at her residence. She had been dealing with health issues but her death was
unexpected. She was born on February 1, 1934 in Turlock, CA, to Samuel and
Iva (Schmidt) Dirks. On March 1, 1959 at North Goshen Mennonite Church
she married James L. Miller, he survives. Survivors in addition to her
husband are daughter, Cheryl (Gregory) Beachey of New Paris and her
family, Harrison, Hannah, & Leah  Beachey; son, Steve (Dan Carey) Miller of
Florissant, MO; son, Ed (Mable) Mendoza of Guatemala and his family, AD
(Rashel) Mendoza (Lucy and Bo Mendoza) and  Maeven  (Chris) Miller; sister,
Goldie (Gordon) Horst of Albany, OR. She was preceded in death by her
parents and four brothers, Kenneth, James, Donald and Gerald Dirks. She
was a member of Shore Mennonite Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed
spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Barbara was the
first secretary of MMA. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Sunday,
March 26 and 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Monday, March 27 at Shore Mennonite
Church, 7235 W 100 N Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on
Tuesday, March 28 also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Carl Horner and Pastor Rachel Nolt. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Students International.

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Words in an obituary cannot fully describe the kindness and loving heart this
dear lady had. Her home was always a warm welcoming place for many
people. Love & prayers for Jim & family.
From: Vernon & Carol Birky
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Steve and family: We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May good
memories and kind words comfort you at this time.
From: Mardi and Mark Manary
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Steve, I am praying for you and your family during difficult time.
From: Janice Dixon-Hall and Family
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Steve, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very
difficult time.  May memories of your mother and the support of your friends
and family comfort you.
From: Colleen Galambos and Family
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Steve, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here to
help provide support and comfort during this very difficult time.  Valerie
From: Valerie Duever, Co-worker
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My second family Jim,Cheryl and Steve. My thoughts and prayers are with
you.  So many good memories have been flooding my head. I am so blessed
to have Cheryl in my 4th grade class room.  God sure placed her and I
together.  Not only did she play a positive role in my life, her parents played a
huge part on my family. I pray for peace and comfort in the days to come to
each of you..
From: Sheila Johnson