Marilyn  Miller


Marilyn Miller, 89, Bristol, passed away at Elkhart General Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Marilyn was born Sept. 3, 1929, in Bristol, the daughter of Samuel (Curtis) and Fern (Richardson) McClure.
She was married to William Miller Jr. from 1947 until 1962.
She is survived by Melanie (Gene) DeMorrow, Goshen, Rhonda (Ron) King, White Pigeon, Michigan, and Terry (Donna) Miller, Elkhart; seven grandchildren, David (Sharon) DeMorrow, Darla (Rich Metzger) DeMorrow, Jenny (Steve) Nystrand, Curtis (Cris) King, Andy (Ashley) King, Jason (Rusty) Kelly and Jeff (Patty) Cope; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Dorothy King; and brothers, Curtis and Dale McClure.
Marilyn worked at King's General Store for a number of years and was also a Tupperware dealer. When King's General Store closed in the early 1970s, Marilyn began working for Harding's Friendly Market in Bristol and retired from there in 2002 after 30 years. Marilyn was also a caregiver for many elderly people.
Marilyn was 77-year member of Bristol United Methodist Church and sang in both the Girls Choir and Adult Choir for many years. She was a member of the former Bristol Rebekah Lodge, the Bristol Alumni Association, TOPS and the Church Joy Group.
She enjoyed helping the elderly, going to craft shows, shopping (her bucket list was complete when Dollar General came to Bristol), watching Hallmark Channel movies, watching the birds and talking on the phone to her many friends. Marilyn lived in Bristol all her life.
Visitation for family and friends will take place at Bristol United Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the church. The Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol.
Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Bristol United Methodist Church or the Bristol Alumni Association.
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Published on May 21, 2019
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