Beverly J. Miller
                                  February 28, 1928 ~ January 25, 2018

Beverly J. Miller, 89, of Middlebury, died January 25, 2018 at Hospice
House, Elkhart.  She was born on February 28, 1928, in Middlebury, to
Walter and Thelma (Farver) Hout.  On June 1, 1947 in Middlebury, she
married her high school sweetheart James E. Miller who preceded her in
death August 29, 2011. She is survived by 3 daughters, Peggy (Steve)
Yeater of Middlebury, Pamala (Bob)King of Ocean Isle Beach, North
Carolina, Sandra (Jim) Miller of Conover, North Carolina; four
grandchildren, Matt (Rebecca) Yeater, of Middlebury, Carrie (Ron)Smith of
Carmel, Indiana, Aaron (Keri) Otto, of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Emily (Keith)
Wood of Laurenburg, North Carolina; 6 great-granddaughters, Anna,
Alaina, Audrey and Ava Yeater, Samantha Smith and Mackenzie, and one
great grandson Cayden Wood. Also surviving are a brother, Robert “Bob”
(Carol) Hout, of San Diego, California and a sister Nancy Krikorian, of
Lynnfield, Massachusetts.  Also a Brother-in-law Dr. Richard D. Miller of
Bonita Springs, Florida,  two Sisters-in-law, Laura Miller, New Carlisle and
Marietta Miller, Claypool, Indiana,  nieces, nephews and cousins. She
worked for Krider Nurseries from 1954-1966, and Yoder Oil company from
1966 to 1993. While working outside the home she managed to decorate
birthday cakes, and wedding cakes, and also made thousands of cookies
and candy each Christmas season. Bev was a lifetime member of the First
United Methodist Church of Middlebury for 71 years, where she was
worship Chairperson for 22 years, member of the women’s group, sang in
the choir, was fill-in organist for her mother, was a member of the handbell
choir and attended Bible studies. Bev also enjoyed collecting antiques for
62 years, and she loved the challenge of locating antique stores when she
and her husband took trips.  Bev always wished for a dollhouse while
growing up and finally got her wish one Christmas several years ago, and
enjoyed decorating and finding period pieces to furnish it with. She was
also a member of the Middlebury Home  Extension club and a charter
member of the Middlebury Historical  Society where she also served on
the Board of Trustees from 2002-2016 and served as Vice President from
2004-2016. Bev was an avid reader and history buff. She was a member of
the Read-A-Bit book club for  many years.  She enjoyed PBS history
commentaries as well as all things related to history on the History
Channel.  She was an encyclopedia of knowledge and willing to share that
knowledge. Family was very important to her and she was a great example
to them all. She had a great sense of humor, and her laughter, stories, her
loving and caring ways, will forever be cherished. Visitation will be
Thursday, February 1, from      3-7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 720 South Main St., Middlebury.  Funeral Services will be held at
the First United Methodist Church on Friday at 10:00 A.M.  Burial will
follow in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury Indiana. In lieu of flowers
Memorial contributions may be given to First United Methodist Church,
Middlebury Community Museum, or Center for Hospice, 22579 Old US 20
East, Elkhart, In  46516.


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So sorry Bev is gone now..Our prayers are with you all...She will be
missed so much...A super gal!
From: Richard and Judy Stutz
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Peggy, Pam, and Sandy,
Your mother was such a blessing to her church and community as well as
to her family. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers be with you all.
From: Marcia & Ken Peters



                               
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