Velda & Melissa Miller
Velda C. Miller, 44, of Ligonier died at 5:50 am on Saturday at the scene
of a buggy/vehicle accident at 5185 West 800 South Topeka. She was
born on October 15, 1973 in LaGrange to Chris and Katie (Beachy)
Yoder. On June 28, 1995, in Shipshewana, she married Ervin H. Miller, he
survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Jeremy
(Dorene) Miller of Topeka and Joel (Mary) Miller of Ligonier; her
daughter, Melissa Miller, also died in the same accident; her parents of
Shipshewana; six brothers, Glen (Vera) Yoder of Shipshewana, Gerald
(Darla) Yoder of Goshen, LaVern (Kathy) Yoder of Middlebury, Marlin
(Mary) Yoder of Shipshewana, Levi (Cheryle) Yoder of Shipshewana,
Christy (Ruth) Yoder, Jr. Of Shipshewana; four sisters, Rosemary (Allen)
Bontrager of Middlebury, Waneta (Wilbur) Nisley of Goshen, Erma
(Maynard) Yoder of Topeka, Vera (Larry) Yoder of Shipshewana; many
nieces and nephews. Velda was a homemaker and member of the Old
Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, June
11, and all day Tuesday, June 12, at the family’s residence, 7455 South
400 West, Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday,
June 13, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by
Bishop Samuel Herschberger and the home ministers. Burial will be in
Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.


Melissa Jo Miller, 15, of Ligonier, died at 5:50 am on Saturday at the
scene of a buggy/vehicle accident at 5185 West 800 South Topeka. She
was born on January 18, 2003 in LaGrange to Ervin H. and Velda C.
(Yoder) Miller. Her mother also died in the same accident. Surviving are
her father of Ligonier; two brothers, Jeremy (Dorene) Miller of Topeka,
Joel (Mary) Miller of Ligonier; grandparents, Chris and Katie Yoder of
Shipshewana, Harley and Esther Miller of Ligonier; great-grandmother,
Lizzie Miller of Ligonier. She was preceded in death by her great-
grandfather, Ervin A. Miller. Melissa had just completed the eighth grade
at Elm View School. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, June 11,
and all day Tuesday, June 12, at the family’s residence, 7455 South 400
West, Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June
13, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop
Samuel Herschberger and the home ministers. Burial will be in
Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.

                             
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