Elva Jay Miller, 78, Ligonier, died at 10:41 p.m. on June 18, 2020, at Goshen Hospital. He was born on May 21, 1942, to Eli and Anna (Fry) Miller. On June 22, 1994, in Elkhart, he married Martha Otto; she survives.
Other survivors include, three daughters, Esther Anna (Floyd) Eash of Ligonier, Erma Jean (Harley) Troyer of LaGrange, and Mary Edna (Leroy) Eash of Ligonier; a son, Maynard (Jainee) Miller of New Paris; a daughter-in-law, LaVerda Miller of Ligonier; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ida (Daniel) Yoder of Topeka, Joann Bontrager of LaGrange; brothers, Howard (Etta) Miller of Ligonier, Floyd (Clara) Miller of Ligonier; and brother-in-laws, Olen Hochstetler of Kokomo, and Harvey (Lydia Ann) Fry of Ligonier.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie J. (Weaver) Miller; his parents; a son, Merle Miller; and two sisters, Mary Pauline Fry and Loretta Hochstetler; a brother-in-law, Daniel Bontrager; a sister-in-law, Esther Miller; and a great-granddaughter, Kari Glick.
Elva was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, and all day Sunday, June 21, at the Leroy Eash residence 11555 N 500 W, Ligonier, IN 46767. A funeral service will begin at the Leroy Eash residence at 9:30 a.m. on Monday June 22. Bishop Amos Bontrager and the home minister’s will officiate. Burial will follow at Hawpatch Cemetery in Topeka.
Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.