Mabel Miller, age 97, of North Manchester, previously of Milford, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Parkview Hospital in Wabash.
She was born on Jan. 30, 1926, the daughter of Silas and Mona (Prater) Howard in Magoffin, Ky. On Jan. 5, 1985, she married Earle N. Miller; he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 1997.
She is survived by two children, Voila (Doug) Cripe, of Winona Lake, and Donna (Ernest) Acord, of North Manchester; a stepson, Dick (Diane) Miller, of Huntington; four grandchildren, Rick Cripe, Brad Cripe, Nicole (Roger) Brown and Ryan Shaneberger; seven great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Effie Allen, Dean Howard, Ilant (Chandler) Shepherd, all of Silver Lake, and Forrest (Mary) Howard, of North Manchester.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Clayton Howard, Silas Howard Jr., William Howard and Gradon Howard; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Floyd.
Mabel worked at Woodcraft in North Manchester for over 30 years and also enjoyed selling Avon for many years. She was a kind, yet strong and independent woman who would always let you know where she stood. She helped raise her younger siblings and stayed close to them as they all grew older. Mabel was also a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Goshen. She will be missed and always remembered.
A funeral service will be held in Mabel’s honor at 3 p.m. Monday, March 13, at Mishler Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 461 W. 900N, Milford, IN 46542. Pastor Andrew Wollman will officiate.
Family and friends will be received from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service on Monday. Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Lakeview Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.mishlerfhcc.com.