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Eli Miller, 86, Goshen, formerly of Amboy, died at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen. He had been in declining health the past few years. He was born on June 24, 1931, in Howard County to Ezra and Tillie (Gingerich) Miller. On Oct. 4, 1951, in Odon, he married Fannie Wagler, and she survives.
Eli was a member of Siloam Fellowship, Goshen, and former member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church in Kokomo. He was also a member of USTA (United States Trotting Association), ISA (Indiana Standardbred Association) and the Indiana Draft Horse Breeders Association. He was a retired farmer and delivery man for Graber Supply in Amboy.
Survivors in addition to his wife are seven daughters, Martha (Eugene) Schwietert, Goshen, Anna (Paul) Mullet, Amboy, Marilyn (Keith) Hershberger, Kokomo, Clara (Roy) Walker, Greentown, Jane (David) Kranz, Forest, Karon (Rick) Johnson, Russiaville, and Darlene (Steve) Cross, Middlebury; three sons, Alvin (Kim) Miller, Bunker Hill, Wayne (Christina) Miller, Kokomo, and Jason (Laura) Miller, Wabash; 24 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother, Harvey (Shirley) Miller, Kokomo; and two sisters, Silva (Benny) Graber, Crawford, Mississippi, and Ruby Carter, Belleview, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Miller; a grandson, Brandon Sommers; and a sister, Emma Graber.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen, and from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, Kokomo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, also at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Vern Hostetler and Lee Miller. Burial will be in Christner Cemetery in Howard County.
Memorials may be given to Goshen Hospital Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 23, 2017
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