Nora Nissley Miller
October 20, 1916 -- February 1, 2021
Nora Nissley Miller, 104, departed this life early Monday evening, February
1, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She had survived the 1918-19 pandemic
and seemed poised to endure this one, but Covid was the cause of her
homegoing, for which she had long prayed. Nora was born October 20,
1916, to Harvey and Emma (Slaubaugh) Nissley in Hutchinson, Kansas.
She married Alvin R. Miller (1917-2008) on November 2, 1937, near
Nappanee, Indiana. They lived near Etna Green, Wakarusa, and Goshen.
She and Alvin were members of the North Main Street Mennonite Church,
Nappanee, Indiana. She was widely known for her shining gift of hospitality,
making her recent isolation most troubling. She is also fondly remembered
for her care for nieces and nephews, taking them into her home during
family emergencies. Her occupations included farming and school food
service. She was predeceased by her husband, six brothers-Dan, Eli, Ira,
Joe, Addona and Alvin (Sonny) Nissley and three sisters-Mattie Graber,
Lydia Mullet, and Clara Mast. Surviving are two sisters, Rosa (Herman)
Miller of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Dorothy Miller of Goshen, Indiana,
sister-in-law, Mary Nissley of Harrisonburg, VA, and more than 50 nieces
and nephews. An abbreviated viewing will take place 12:00-1:00 PM
Wednesday at the Miller- Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main Street,
Middlebury, Indiana. Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery,
corner of CR 38 and 11, Goshen, Indiana.
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From: Naomi Helmuth (David)
Appreciated learning to know Nora when we moved to Dogwood Court.
Always warm and friendly conversations. Sad but also glad she can go