Miriam W. Black


Miriam W. Black, 87 of Goshen, died Friday, June 21, at 6:10 p.m. at Goshen Hospital.
She was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Elkhart County, to Warren W. and Viola L. (Miller) Miller.
She married R. Dilmon Black Aug. 11, 1950, in Goshen; he died on Jan. 7, 2009.
She is survived by her five children, Martha A. (Bob) Shearburn of Springfield, Illinois, Richard W. (Barbara) Black of Antioch, Tennessee, Wayne C. Black of Osceola, Donna L. White of Indianapolis, Jay A. (Shareen) Black of Millersburg; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Culp, of Hesston, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Dilmon; son, Robert Dilmon Black Jr.; and siblings, Luella Eash, Wilbur Miller, Ronald Miller and Roy Miller.
Miriam graduated from Hesston College and worked at Goshen Hospital. She was a member of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, Goshen, where she was very involved in the Daycare Ministry, even one winter making 100 caps for the children.
Miriam and Dilmon volunteered at Greencroft working in the gift shop, and she also made cover-ups for the other residents. Her hobbies included quilting, crocheting, knitting and working with her flowers. Miriam enjoyed getting together with her siblings to make music.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m., all at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Craig Garber of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church will officiate. Burial will be a Clinton Union Cemetery.
Memorial contribution may be given to the Brenneman Daycare Ministry.
Online condolences can be submitted at www.rrefh.com.
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Published on June 23, 2019
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