Eli Miller, 86, of Goshen, formerly of Amboy, died at 3:50 pm on Saturday, July 22, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen. He had been in declining health the past few years. He was born on June 24, 1931 in Howard County to Ezra and Tillie (Gingerich) Miller. On October 4, 1951 in Odon he married Fannie Wagler, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are seven daughters, Martha (Eugene) Schwietert of Goshen, Anna (Paul) Mullet of Amboy, Marilyn (Keith) Hershberger of Kokomo, Clara (Roy) Walker of Greentown, Jane (David) Kranz of Forest, Karon (Rick) Johnson of Russiaville, Darlene (Steve) Cross of Middlebury; three sons, Alvin (Kim) Miller of Bunker Hill, Wayne (Christina) Miller of Kokomo, Jason (Laura) Miller of Wabash; 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren, eight step great-grandchildren; a brother, Harvey (Shirley) Miller of Kokomo; two sisters, Silva (Benny) Graber of Crawford, MS, and Ruby Carter of Belleview, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Miller; a grandson, Brandon Sommers; a sister, Emma Graber. Eli was a member of Siloam Fellowship, Goshen and former member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church in Kokomo. He was also a member of USTA (United States Trotting Association), ISA (Indiana Standardbred Association) and the Indiana Draft Horse Breeders Association. He was a retired farmer and delivery man for Graber Supply in Amboy. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday, July 24, at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen and from 3:00 - 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 25, at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, Kokomo. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 26, also at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Vern Hostetler and Lee Miller. Burial will be in Christner Cemetery in Howard County. Memorials may be given to Goshen Hospital Hospice. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
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