June 19, 1941 -- March 1, 2019

Orva P. Miller, 77, of Topeka, died at 10:45 pm on Friday, March 1 at his
residence. He was born on June 19, 1941, in LaGrange County, to Phillip N.
and Wilma J. (Lambright) Miller. On October 5, 1961, in Shipshewana, he
married Ella Mae Slabach; she died June 21, 2006. On April 5, 2008, in
LaGrange County, he married LaVerda (Yoder) Detweiler, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his second wife are five daughters, Ruth (Harley)
Bender of Shipshewana, Betty (Ervin Jr.) Schlabach of Millersburg, Katie
(Merle) Miller of Topeka, Elnora (Samuel) Schwartz of Topeka, Carolyn
(Danny) Miller of Shipshewana; six sons, Calvin (Linda) Miller of
Shipshewana, Melvin (Ruth) Miller of Shipshewana, Phillip (Marilyn) Miller of
LaGrange, Orva Jr. (Edna) Miller of Middlebury, David (Loretta) Miller of
Shipshewana, Glenn (Laurie) Miller of Goshen; two stepdaughters, Kathy
(Randy) Mullet of Shipshewana, Mary Beth (Phil) Hostetler of Elkhart; three
stepsons, Leon (Suzanne) Detweiler of LaGrange, Leland (Kim) Detweiler of
WI, Robert (Andrea) Detweiler of Goshen; 69 grandchildren, 63
great-grandchildren, 21 step grandchildren; four brothers, LeRoy (Mary)
Miller of Topeka, Mervin (Irene) Miller of Topeka, Melvin (Mary Ann) Miller of
Middlebury, Willard (LuElla) Miller of Topeka; three sisters, Elsie (Paul) Fry of
Topeka, Fannie (Mervin) Mast of WI, Erma Stutzman of Middlebury. He was
preceded in death by his first wife; parents; brother, Raymond Miller; two
great-granddaughters, Kristen Elysse Miller and Grace Elysse Bender; step
great-grandson, Joseph Allen Mullet. He was a therapist and a member of the
Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 1:00 pm Sunday, March 3 and
all day Monday, March 4 at the family residence, 4705 S. 600 W., Topeka.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, March 5 at the Harley Fry
residence, 4880 S. 600 W., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop
Elva Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery,

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