Leabell S. Miller
                                       July 16, 1931 -- January 15, 2014

Leabell S. Miller, 82, of Shipshewana, went to be with her Lord at 9:00 pm on
Wednesday, January 15, after a six month battle with Scleroderma. She was
born on July 16, 1931 in Inman, KS, to Menno and Florence (Kauffman)
Troyer. On July 17, 1954 in Inman, KS she married Wayne M. Miller, he
survives.  Survivors in addition to her husband are two daughters, Kathy
(Dennis) Troyer of Shipshewana, Becky Manning of Grayling, MI; four sons,
Kevin (Rebecca Stoltzfus) Miller of Ithaca, NY, Jonathon (Christian Yoder)
Miller of Washington, DC, Jeff (Kay Nofziger) Miller of Goshen, Eric (Melody
Short) Miller of Bellingham, WA; 12 grandchildren, one great granddaughter;
sister, Marilyn (Peter) Hartman of Hesston, KS; two brothers, Curtis (Kathy)
Troyer of Middlebury, Paul Troyer of Hesston, KS. She was preceded in death
by her parents, step mother of 60 years, Charity (Gingerich) Troyer. In
addition to being a homemaker, she 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,
where visitation will be held on Sunday, January 19, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.
m. and a memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on
Sunday, January 19. 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 in
Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Gideon’s
International or Mennonite Mission Network.  


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All our love to Wayne and family at the passing of this woman full of grace
and joy.
From:  Will Newcomb and the Wood Green Mennonite Church
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Wayne and family: I send my greetings and love for you all and Leabell.  My
thoughts and prayers are with you!  I’m back in the SLV, living on Phyllis’
grandparents property in Sanford, working for Hospice del Valle, where you
may remember I was the first chaplain.  More if you would like.  But may our
God touch you with His love, comfort, and blessings!
From:  Gary Gardner
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Kathy: we were classmates oh so long ago. I am so sorry to hear of your
mother’s passing, it is so difficult losing a parent! My condolences to you and
your family. Your parents were much loved in this community.
From:  Sally Rael-Lopez
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With deep Sympathy, and heartfelt prayers, we were friends and neighbors
for many years, she will be missed. I will keep her in my heart and prayers.
From:  Helen V. Robinson
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Kathy - So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing.   I will always remember
her fondly for her gentle spirit and the times we had Sunday dinner with your
family.   Please give my sympathy to all your family.   You are in our prayers.
From:  Paula Montano Medina
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My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I have such fond memories of
Leabell.  I have missed her for years and realize how much she will be missed
by all of you.
From:  Ben Kenagy
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My deepest sympathies.  You and your family will be in my prayers.
From: Wayne Stopher
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Wayne and family, sending you my love and prayers at this sad time.  Leabell
was one of the first Mennonites I met when I started visiting the London
Mennonite Centre, and her gentle and gracious spirit made a deep
impression on me. May you know comfort and support in your loss.
From: Jane Collett
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To Jeff and all of the Family,  What a smile!  That's how I remember your
mom.  Working with her in the hospital she always showed great respect and
compassion.  What a role model she was for me in my early career in
nursing.  My prayers are with you.
From: Michelle Valdez (Gallegos)  LaJara
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To dear Wayne and family, on the loss of  beautiful, gracious, loving, smart,
caring Leabell. It was a joy to know her in London and to visit her in
Shipshewana. Grace and peace to you all as you grieve, that you may be
comforted.
From: Fred and Helen Yocum

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My memories of Leabell are that she was a sweet, kind, gentle and beautiful
lady. The years she spent in the SLV were full of kindness and service to this
community.  I have thought about your family many times since those long
gone days.  I have the deepest respect for your family and I know my father
and mother did also. (Dr. and Mrs. H. Dale Thomas)  My best wishes and
sympathy go out to you all. Sincerely-
From: Delrae Thomas Sowards
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Sympathies and condolences to you all at this time. What a sweet, wonderful,
kind lady she was!
From: Chavez Family - formerly of  La Jara

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Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.
From: Rollie and DJ

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Mr. Miller, Kathy, Kevin, Jeff, Eric and Becky, I'm so sorry to hear about
Leabell's passing. I can't begin to tell all you how much I loved her.  Thank
you all for being such a wonderful part of my childhood. Many fond memories
of growing up and you are all in so many of them--kick the can, that amazing
tree house and just being my best friends.  Your mother was my nurse for my
first daughter's birth, who happened to be born on Jeff's birthday and will be
graduating with her BSN a year from this Spring.  It wasn't that long ago.  I
think of you all often.  I actually found your mom on Facebook a year or so
ago and got to talk with her.  What a beautiful lady.  May you all feel Heavenly
Father's comfort at this time.  You will be in our prayers.  Love you all.
From: KrisAnna (Thomas) Williams

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We are so sorry for your loss.
We loved Leabelle very. She was such a joy to work with.  She was so kind
and soft spoken, she had a big heart.
From: Gerri Cummings and Eileen Lujan  from LaJara, Colorado
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My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  She was like a second mother to
me (and several of my siblings) as it seemed like I spent as much time at your
house as my own. My bike had auto pilot to your house and your mom
always made me feel welcome. May she rest in peace.
From:  Brian Chavez
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We offer our prayers and most sincere sympathy to all of you.  I have very
fond memories of your family in LaJara and know that God will be with you
during this most difficult time. Love always to you.
From:  Joann Harmsen Barron
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Dearest Wayne and Family,
We offer our prayers and most sincere sympathy to all of you.  I have very
fond memories of your family in LaJara and know that God will be with you
during this most difficult time. Love always to you.
From:  Joann Harmsen Barron
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Kathy and family;
My deepest sympathy for your loss of such an important part of your family.  
Time does not heal wounds but may her beautiful spirit, the love she had for
all of you, and the blessed memories get you through each day.  
With love always, Roberta Cummings









                                   
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