Viola Ruth Miller
                                        March 19, 1934 -- December 17, 2014

Viola Ruth Miller, 80, of Goshen, died at 6:50 pm on Wednesday, December
17, at her residence. Her death was unexpected and due to natural causes.
She was born on March 19, 1934 in Elkhart County, to Dan R. and Katie
(Schrock) Miller. On August 13, 1955 in Goshen she married Crist W. Miller, he
survives.  Survivors in addition to her husband are a daughter, Krista (John)
Murray of Hesston, KS; two sons, Kenneth (Nancy) Miller of Bourbon and
Ronald (Bobbie) Miller of Goshen; two brothers, Olin (Anita) Miller and Ora M.
(Anita) Miller both of Goshen; 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren;
three sisters-in-law, Ludean Miller of Sun City West, AZ, Martha Miller of
Elkhart, Dorothy Miller of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her parents;
four brothers, Levi, Melvin, Mahlon and Menno Miller; sister, Lydia
Hershberger and an infant sister. Viola was a member of North Goshen
Mennonite Church. She did volunteer work with her husband and most
recently volunteered at the Depot in Goshen. She was an avid reader,
gardener and enjoyed sewing and cooking. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 4:00
pm on Sunday December 21, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South
Main Street Middlebury. A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Monday
December 22, at North Goshen Mennonite Church, followed by a funeral
meal. Services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Schloneger. Burial will be in
Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Menno Clinic,
India.  

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Dear Crist & family,
You have lost a wonderful wife, mother, grand & great grandmother and we
have lost a very dear friend & while she is rejoicing in heaven our hearts are
heavy. We love you all
From: Jerry & Marlene Shand & family    
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Ken Miller, Ron Miller, and Krista Murray,
Grandma...thoughtful, loyal, feisty, mouthy, energetic, strong,
determined...and it's hard to believe you are gone. I loved it when you threw
your head back and laughed your butt off at something/someone's antics.
...that you taught us to love board games, cards, home-made pie, date
pudding, and took us all to Disney. (Your pie crust is the easiest, best recipe
EVER.) That you would always say that you didn't want to make a fuss-but
then would always make a fuss over us with your generosity.
Thank you for all the years you have been a steady presence in our lives. We
have a solid legacy in this family because of how you have loved grandpa
and raised your children.  It feels trite to try to capture you in a post...but I
guess I thought I'd take a swing at some memories.  I love you and hope you
are enjoying a good dance on those streets of gold.
From:  Becky Miller Speckhart
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By reading Granddaughter Becky's comments, it appears that Vi never
changed over the years. As a young Bashor Rd neighborhood kid, I have
many great memories of coming to the Miller house.  Vi and her sidekick
Ginger were both tiny, mighty, and somewhat scary when I first met them! :)
You knew exactly where she stood on any subject matter, and she was fun to
tease! Her spunk, and sense of humor was something I always enjoyed,
along with the great cooking.  Seeing her last, just over a year ago, I so
enjoyed visiting with her and talking about long ago great times at the Miller
home.  You have all been so very blessed to have had such a Special Little
Lady in your lives.  Prayers, and thinking of everyone during this time of
sorrow.
From: Terri (Brandt) Lambright
 
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Murrays and Viola's family,
Just learned of the loss of your wonderfully sweet mother and grandmother.  
We wept with you: tears of pain; tears of joy for her return to the Father.  She
will be greatly missed by many.  I will miss seeing her face that always had a
beautiful smile.
From: Terry, Nancy, Samantha & Cameron Miller
   
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So many of my happiest childhood memories include your family.  I'm so
sorry to hear Vi passed.  You are all in my prayers.
From: Anita (Stoltzfus) Vance
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Velma and I were in Shipshewana Wednesday and saw Vi at E&S Sales. We
kidded her about looking up to see what was on the shelves because she
was so short. Later she saw us "looking up" at the freezer cases and told us
the same thing with her little laugh. Who would have thought that she really
was "looking up" that day. We will really miss her in our Sunday School
Class and visiting her and Crist in their home!
From: Velma and Terry Peck
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Dear Ron and Bobbie -and family,
we will be keeping you all in our prayers during this time.  May God hold you
close.
From: Mary Jo and Jerry Troyer
   
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Krista and John so sorry for the loss of Krista's mother.  Mothers are so
special and this will leave a large hole in your family.  May God strengthen
and comfort you at this difficult time.  Love A Sister in Christ
From: Dianna (Schrock) Moser
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Dear Crist, Kenny, Ron & Krista & families,
I was so very sad to hear of Vi's passing but also rejoicing that she is in
heaven. I have so many wonderful memories of my "2nd" Mom, she was such
a spitfire but also so loving and fun. Much love & prayers to you all.
From: Tanya Shand Swihart   
             
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