Elizabeth Miller, 81, Millersburg

Elizabeth H. (Bowman) Miller, 81, Millersburg, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 11, 2013, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 15, 1931, near Mount Hope, to the late Harvey and Lizzie (Lehman) Bowman.

She was a member of Zion Conservative Mennonite Church in Benton. She will be especially remembered for her love and concern for her children and grandchildren and her servant heart for God and others. Her love of flowers, birds and gardening in the rain are fondly remembered as well.

Surviving are her husband, Jonas A. Miller, whom she married Nov. 27, 1951; sons Ivan (Fran) Miller of Walnut Creek and David (Rosella) Miller of Heron, Mont.; daughters Mary (David) Byler of Dover, Del., Miriam (Robert) Croft of Sugarcreek, Joy (David) Hostetler of Wooster, and Gloria Miller of Baltic; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Fannie (Ezra) Wengerd of Apple Creek; brothers Harvey (Bertha) Bowman of Millersburg and Eli (Lydia Ann) Bowman of Fredericksburg; sisters-in-law Anna Bowman of Millersburg and Pollyanna Bowman of Shipshewana, Ind.; and a stepsister, Barbara Miller of Fredericksburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Lizzie (Mast) Bowman; a granddaughter, Megan Miller; brothers Sam, Joe and Dan; sisters Anna, Lydia, Mary and Catharine; and a stepsister, Mary.

Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at Gospel Haven Mennonite Church, State Route 241, Benton.

Friends may call today (Thursday, Feb. 14) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the church.

Arrangements were handled by Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg.

The family is deeply grateful to the staff at Walnut Hills Nursing Home for the loving, compassionate care they gave Elizabeth during her stay there and to everyone whose cards, visits and kindness blessed her on her journey home.

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