Marilyn J. (Miller) Burkey
November 22, 1937 – November 27, 2019
Marilyn J. (Miller) Burkey 82, of Hebron, died at 10:35 am on
Wednesday, November 27 at Woodland Manor, Elkhart. She was
born on November 22, 1937 in LaGrange to J. Elmer and Rosa
(Yoder) Miller. On September 20, 1958 in Shipshewana, she married
Lester L. Burkey, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband
are two daughters, Rena Hedrick of Hebron, Pam (Mike) Smith of
Goshen; one son, Jeff Burkey of Reno, NV; five grandchildren, Sarah
(Hedrick) Lewis of Villa Rica, GA, Lindsay Hedrick of Hebron,
Amanda (Keith) Eberhardt of Canton, OH, Ashley Smith of Goshen,
Cameron Glasser of Reno, NV; five great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Helen Neff of LaGrange, Rosalie Yoder of Topeka; brother, Dewayne
(Shelby) Miller of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by her parents;
son-in-law, Terry Hedrick; six sisters, Wilma Arlene Miller, Erma
Miller, Beulah Stutzman, Ruth Louise Lambright, Charlotte
Morningstar, Carolyn Dillon; seven brothers, Dwight Miller, Francis
Miller, William Miller, Harold Miller, George Elliot, Arthur Elliot, Henry
Elliot; and grandson, Chad Smith. Marilyn was a 1955 graduate of
Shipshewana High School and a 1956 graduate of the Goshen
College Business School. She was a hard worker having a career at
several banks for more than 45 years in numerous positions from
teller to bank officer, retiring in 2002. Marilyn was a Godly woman
who loved the Lord. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crafts and
traveling with her family. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 pm on
Friday, November 29 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South
Main Street, Middlebury and one hour prior to the 10 am funeral
service on Saturday, November 30 at Shore Church, 7235 W 100 N,
Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Marilyn’s nephews,
Pastors Dan and Steve Burkey. Burial will be in Keightley Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to The Gideons International
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Lester and Family.Thoughts n prayers are with you at this sad time.
We have lots of Special Sunnybreeze Fl memories.
Love: Wally n Gloria Kollman
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Our hearts go out to you all in the loss of Aunt Marilyn. She was a
precious lady and we will forever cherish warm memories of her in
From : Jon and Twyla Burkey
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In the sweet by-and-by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore. What
wonderful comfort to know during this sad time of loss. God bless
you all with His peace, strength, and comfort during these days.
From: Pastor Eric and Judy Watson, Kincardine, Ontario,
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So happy I got to know your mom a some. Such a nice woman. Pam
I'm sorry your heart hurts but remember it is well with your soul!
From: Lori and Ray Yack
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From all your Sunnybreeze friends and family. Marilyn was loved and
will be missed so very much.
From: The Hopes
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We send you all our Love and many Prayers during this time of loss
of your Loving Loved One. She will always be remembered as our
Wonderful, Special , Longtime Friend that we Love , she was always
a true Blessing to us.
Love & Prayers, Bob & Marian.