|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1908|
Mount Joy Township
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2008|
Eva R. Miller, 100, resident of the Mennonite Home, went home to be with the Lord on April 19, 2008. Formerly of Elizabethtown, she was the wife of Ezra E. Miller who died in 1943. She was born on January 8, 1908 in Manheim, the daughter of the late Philip and Emma Snavely Ruhl. Mrs. Miller was a member of Good's Mennonite Church of Bainbridge, PA, where she served as Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher. Eva's husband, Ezra, and his brother Herbert Miller operated the former Aberdeen Mills in Conewago Township near Elizabethtown, PA. She was employed for 12 years by the former Teufel Orthotics and Prosthetics in Elizabethtown. Among their clients was Joni Erickson Tada, internationally known Christian artist, speaker and author. In a recent 100th birthday letter to Mrs. Miller, Joni thanked Eva for helping to create hand splints for her. Joni thanked Eva too, for the richness of her Christian witness these many years. She hosted Stephen Estrada, a Fresh Air Child from New York City in her home for 10 years and is still part of the family gatherings. For one of Eva's hobbies she made beautiful quilts, including one for each of her grandchildren. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She shared poems and songs that she had memorized with family and staff at the Mennonite Home. Some favorite quotes are "Just Keep on Loving", "Good Management is Half the Work" and Psalm 118:24. A widow for 65 years, she encouraged others to persevere, to have faith and to trust in the Lord one day at a time. Her family is grateful to God for His faithfulness and the encouragement and prayers of friends. Mrs. Miller is survived by a son, Leslie Miller, Elizabethtown; two daughters, Charlene Fry, Turbotville, PA and Lois, wife of Richard Hilsher, Port Trevorton, PA. In addition, she is survived by 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a sister, Almeda Ruhl Hess of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Miller, two brothers, Signor and Arthur Ruhl, a sister, Emma Ruhl Brubaker and two grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from Goods Mennonite Church, 4374 Bossler Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502 at 11:30 AM. Friends may call on Wednesday at the church from 10:00-11:30 AM. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to the church.
Ezra Ebersole Miller (1911 - 1943)*
Jay Melvin Miller (1940 - 1992)*
Goods Mennonite Church Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 13, 2009
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~ You are so very beautiful Mrs. Miller and you are thought of and remembered today ~ rest in God's care always ~|
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