Eli Miller, 64, Holmesville

Eli D. Miller, 64, 9041 County Road 245, Holmesville, went to be with his Lord on Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2013, at his home after a battle with Fahrs disease.

He was born Jan. 17, 1948, near Apple Creek, the son of the late Daniel L. and Emma (Hostetler) Miller, and married Melinda L. Gingerich on Nov. 11, 1971. She survives. He had worked at Wayne Mines and later at Riceland Cabinets. He was a faithful member of the Amish Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Dan (Sylvia) Miller of Holmesville, Henry (Sharon) Miller of Auburn, Ky., Miriam (Raymond) Petersheim of Holmesville, Emma (David) Pratt of Coal Grove, Anna (Marlin) Miller of Franklin, Ky., Mary (Tom) Peachey of Russellville, Ky., Amanda (Linford) Miller of the home, Lydia (Matthew) Schmucker of Fredericksburg and Edward (Janet) Miller of Millersburg; 25 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Linda (Chriss) Gingerich of Walhounding, Edna (Henry) Gingerich of Holmesville, Ada (Jacob) Gingerich, Toby (Nancy) Miller and Josie (Emma) Miller, all of Fredericksburg, Miriam Beam of Holmesville, Lydia (Steve) Goudy of Millersburg, Barbara (Abner) Nisley, Reuben (Clara) Miller and Levi (Susan) Miller, all of Fredericksburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant sisters; and a special grandson, Randell.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Norman Hershberger residence, County Road 245, Holmesville, with Bishop Eli Hilty officiating. Burial was in Yoder Cemetery, Holmes County.

Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg handled arrangements.

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