Emma's Story

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God saw Emma Graber getting weary. He did what he thought best, and took her in his arms and said, "Come and rest" at 4:25 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 24, 1933 in Howard County, the daughter of Ezra and Tillie Gingerich Miller. She married Ernest Graber on Nov. 2, 1952, and he preceded her in death on June 26, 2008.
Emma and her husband Ernest owned and operated Graber Supply of Amboy. She and her husband lovingly raised 11 children. A lady of great faith and integrity, she was an active member of Bethany Fellowship Church.
Surviving are sons, Benjamin Graber and his wife Miriam, Raymond Graber and his wife Laura, Carl Graber and his wife Linda, Kenneth Graber and his wife Rita; daughters, Carolyn Beachy and her husband Marvin, Mary Ellen Knepp and her husband Phillip, Tillie Lichty and her husband Mervin, Linda Yoder and her husband Richard, Elmina Hochstedler and her husband Keith and Roseanna Graber; daughter-in-law, Waneda Graber; brothers, Eli Miller and his wife Fannie, Harvey Miller and his wife Shirley; sisters, Silva Graber and her husband Ben and Ruby Carter; 54 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren.
Emma was preceded in death by her mother Tillie, her step-mother Fannie, her father Ezra, her husband, Ernest, a son Ronald, two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.
A service celebrating the life of Emma Graber will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Bethany Fellowship Church, 5027 N. 500 East, with Marvin Beachy and Darlton Bontrager officiating. Burial will be in the Christner Cemetery, Miami County. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Bethany Fellowship School, 5169 N. 600 East.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bethany Fellowship Missions Fund. Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on May 17, 2017
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