Jan. 3, 1920 - Feb. 17, 2013
GOSHEN — Carol B. Miller, 93, died at home, Monday, Feb. 17, 2013, following a brief illness.
She was born Carol Maxine Beller to Peter William and Mattie (Stalter) Beller on Jan. 3, 1920, near Flannigan, Ill.
She married Carl Samuel Miller on May 9, 1943.
She is survived by two sons, Peter W. (Marilyn Graber) Miller and Evan J. (Sara VonGunten) Miller, both of Goshen; sister-in-law Katherine Miller of Dubuque, Iowa; six grandchildren, Joseph C. (Allie Johnson) Miller, Meghan (Eric) Fox, Benjamin C. Miller, Leena A. Miller, Jacob C. Miller and Nora J. Miller; three great-grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren, stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; her son, Carl S. Miller Jr.; and her sister, Doris Beller Dick.
Carol was a longtime member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, where she taught Sunday school to middle schoolers for many years. She spent more than 25 years teaching public school before and after raising her family. In her retirement years she became an accomplished water color artist.
She was a consummate hostess, welcoming all to her home. She was well read, loved a good debate about politics or theology and actively cultivated relationships with persons of a wide range of views and backgrounds. Throughout her life she was a mentor to many young persons. She brought diverse people together and somehow managed to leave all involved feeling accepted and loved.
There will be a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at College Mennonite Church Koinonia Room. A 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, memorial service will be at the church, with the Rev. Phil Waite officiating. Cremation will take place.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be given in her name to College Mennonite Church Jubilee Fund, Pathways Retreat or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.