August 28, 1937 -- January 25, 2021

Shirley J. Miller, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 5:23 pm on Monday, January 25
at Elkhart General Hospital of complications from Covid-19. She was born on
August 28, 1937, in Elkhart, to Harry and Grace (Schrock) Yoder. She
graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1956. On June 27, 1959 she
married Clyde Hochstetler; he died July 21, 1997. On February 19, 2000 she
married James Miller; he died October 21, 2017. Surviving are two daughters,
Cheryl (Ken) Marks of Middlebury, Carla (Kent) Mishler of Howe; three sons,
Brent (Angie) Hochstetler of Orland, Brian (Brenda) Hochstetler of Anderson,
Brad (Julie) Hochstetler of Middlebury; four step daughters, Debbie (Chuck)
Eide of Lawrenceburg, Beth (Craig) Helman of Topeka, Jean (Robbie)
Dickens of Whitesville, KY, Joy (Curt) Crago of Markle; step son, Neil  
(Jasmin) Miller of Wolcottville; ten grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren,  
three great-grandchildren and one on the way, six step great-grandchildren
and one on the way; brother, Stan (Barb) Yoder of Angola; two sisters-in-law,
Marolyn Yoder of Shipshewana, Jeannie Yoder of Auburn; and many nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents;
sister, Carolyn Waters; two brothers, Roger Yoder and Raymond Yoder, who
died 20 hours after Shirley. Shirley was a member of Shore Church where
she had attended her whole life and was active in the sewing circle. She
worked as a seamstress at Mastercraft in Shipshewana for 20 years and then
at Jayco in Middlebury for six years, retiring in 2000. After her retirement,
Shirley and her husband Jim delivered Meals on Wheels for a period of time
and enjoyed visiting those who were homebound. She was especially active
in visiting many folks in the nursing homes on a weekly basis, both those  
she knew and some she did not know. She became aware of those who had
no visitors and made it a point to visit them also. Shirley’s favorite hobby  
was sewing and over the years she became the go to person for many
neighbors, church members, family, and friends whenever they needed
anything mended or sewn. She also enjoyed teaching that skill to her
granddaughters. Shirley had friends in every corner but her favorite thing of
all was spending time with her many children and grandchildren and
attending nearly all their events. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on
Saturday, January 30 at Shore Church, 7235 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. The
family will hold a private funeral service. Services will be conducted by  
Pastor Carl Horner. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. The
family and funeral home request anyone attending the visitation wear a face
mask and observe social distancing. A link to view the funeral service will be
available at a later date via the funeral home website. Memorials may be  
given to Rainbow Years Learning Center and Scott United Methodist Church
Food Pantry.


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From: Kristina J Bontrager
Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you ,So sad to read this obit I had no
idea she was sick I know she is in a better place I will miss her coming in
the store. Hugs to all
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From: Carla Mullen
Thoughts and prayers to your family. Always appreciated Shirley helping
in the Scott Food Pantry!! She was a Special Angel!!
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From: Joni and Marlin Yoder
We are so saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with you all in the days
ahead. I will always remember her energy, laugh and wit!
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From: Stacie Leons-Parnell
We were lucky enough to have Shirley as part of of our family. We was
such a jokester, and loved to talk! We will miss her and her stories.
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From: Sid and Cindy Hudson
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your family has been like part
of our extended family, taking Salem in as one of your own. We love you
and ask God give you peace.
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From: Minerva M Belote
Shirley was a close neighbor to me to me in Shipshewana and we spend
many hours playing together as youngsters. My sympathy to her family.
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From: Steve Eldridge
Cheryl, Lisa and I are saddened to learn about your mom's passing. In
reading her obituary, it's evident she was a very special lady. You have our
sincere condolences.
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From: Kris, Mike, and Sarah McClish & Shirley A Miller
Thoughts and prayers to the Hochstetler & Miller families.
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