April 12, 1941 -- June 10, 2014

Betty J. Miller, 73, of Middlebury, passed peacefully at her home surrounded
by family at 6:40 pm, on Tuesday, June 10. She was born on April 12, 1941, in
Sturgis, MI, to Eldon and Jean (Patrick) Ash. Survivors include two
daughters, Dawn (David) Powell of Middlebury, Lori (Thom) Freeder of
Elkhart; two sons, Brian (Tamera) Smittendorf of Elkhart, Michael Smittendorf
of Edwardsburg, MI; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; two
sisters, Vickie (Steve) Williams of Ft. Wayne, Donna  (Bill) Froman of
Corydon; brother, Michael (Amy) Ash of Cincinnati, OH; the father of her
children, Gordon Smittendorf , of Three Rivers, MI; her husband of 30 years,
Harold D. Miller, of Coldwater, MI; her companion and best friend, Elmer Mast
of Middlebury. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Joan
Reynolds, brother, Lewis Ash. Betty h
ad been a member of the American
Legion Ladies auxiliary
since 2005, serving as president for two years and
also volunteered with many dinners and other auxiliary events. She had done
office work, owned a business cleaning service and helped care for the
elderly. She was known for being caring and giving to others. Betty also
enjoyed gardening and cooking. Visitation will be one hour prior to the 12:00
pm memorial service on Saturday June 14, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home,
Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Rev. Carol S. Fleming of the St.
John of the Cross Episcopal Church in Bristol and Albert Mitchell of the
American Legion Post 210. The American Legion Riders will provide a flag
line. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior

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It was a  joy meeting Betty at the American Legion and at the apts. She was a
neighbor to our mom and was often at her apt when we went to visit.
She has
been in our prayers as she battled with her cancer.
Thoughts and prayers to
all of  her family and to Elmer. She will be missed but know she is walking
with JESUS And will be listening to all who
sang at the Legion  on The last
Saturday of the month.
From: Randy and Kris Bontrage
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Enjoyed being around Betty,but she is in a better place. Sure will miss her.
From:  Nina Mae Weldy
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Kind and caring heart and spirit.  We will miss her greatly.
From:  Bill and Donna Clabaugh
Betty J. Miller