Beverly J. Miller
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