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Ora Wayne Miller, 70 of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, at his home.
He was born May 24, 1947, in Middlebury, to Joe B. and Barbara (Bontrager) Miller.
He married Deborah S. Yoder on Jan. 16, 1993, in Elkhart. She survives along with two daughters, Carmen (Shannon) Hale of Grover Hill, Ohio, and Rebecca Mabry of Elkhart; three grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Miller and Viola Schmucker, both of Middlebury, Ida Ellen (Fred) Miller of Nashville, Arkansas, and a brother, Melvin (Esther) Miller of Middlebury.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katherine Schmucker; and a brother, Vernon Miller.
Ora graduated from Middlebury High School and was a truck driver for Yoder Oil Company for 25 years. He was a member of the Goshen Iron Horsemen, A.M.A, and was a former reserve officer for the Goshen Police Department.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Chaplain Bob Puhr from Heartland Hospice will officiate.
Burial will follow at Olive East Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.
Published on January 6, 2018
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