BRISTOL — Marilyn Miller, 89, of Bristol, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Elkhart General Hospital surrounded by her family.
Marilyn was born on Sept. 3, 1929, in Bristol, the daughter of Samuel (Curtis) and Fern (Richardson) McClure. She was formerly married to William Miller Jr. from 1947 until 1962.
She is survived by Melanie (Gene) DeMorrow of Goshen, Rhonda (Ron) King of White Pigeon and Terry (Donna) Miller of Elkhart; seven grandchildren, David (Sharon) DeMorrow, Darla (Rich Metzger) DeMorrow, Jenny (Steve) Nystrand, Curtis (Cris) King, Andy (Ashley) King, Jason (Rusty) Kelly and Jeff (Patty) Cope; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Dorothy King, and brothers Curtis and Dale McClure.
Marilyn worked at King’s General Store for a number of years and was also a Tupperware dealer. When King’s General Store closed in the early 1970s, Marilyn began working for Harding’s Friendly Market in Bristol and retired from there in 2002 after 30 years. Marilyn was also a caregiver for many elderly people.
Marilyn was a 77-year member of The Bristol United Methodist Church and sang in both the Girls Choir and Adult Choir for many years. She was a member of the former Bristol Rebekah Lodge, the Bristol Alumni Association, Tops, and the Church Joy Group. She enjoyed helping the elderly, going to craft shows, shopping (her bucket list was complete when Dollar General came to Bristol), watching Hallmark Channel movies, watching the birds, and talking on the phone to her many friends. Marilyn lived in Bristol all her life.
Visitation for family and friends will be at the Bristol United Methodist Church from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, and one hour prior to the service at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at the church. The Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Bristol. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to Bristol United Methodist Church or the Bristol Alumni Association.
Online condolences may be made at the funeral home website.