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Josephine E. (Erler) Miller

September 4, 1916 ~ August 2, 2018 (age 101)
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Josephine E. Miller, 101, passed away on Thursday morning, August 2, 2018, in Morrison Woods, Muncie, with family by her side. She was born on September 4, 1916, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late Ed and Estelle (Lundburg) Erler.

She graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1934 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 1936 from Farris Institute, Big Rapids, Michigan.

Josephine married Phillip Miller on December 24, 1938. He preceded her death on February 16, 1968.

Mrs. Miller was formerly employed as a secretary for the prosecuting attorney in Big Rapids, Michigan. After she moved to Indiana,  she was the secretary for the Business Manager at Taylor University also was the Bookkeeper for Miller Ford Garage, owned by she and her husband, in Upland from 1947-1968. After her husband died she sold the garage and returned to Taylor University in the Student Teachers Department.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Upland, for over 75 years and was also a member of the Upland United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons: Phillip “Ed” Miller; James (Karen) Miller; and John (Rhonda) Miller, all of Upland; seven grandchildren: Matt (Melissa) Miller; Adam Miller; Chuck (Megan) Miller; Mark Miller; Elizabeth (Michael) Parker; Erika (Tanner) Miller; and JoEllen Miller; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Dorothy Blank and Margaret Moulder; and a brother: Leonard Erler.

Memorials may be made to Pierce Upland United Methodist Church, P.O Box 11, Upland, Indiana, 46989.

Visitation will be held at Pierce Upland United Methodist Church 201 N. 8th St., Upland, Indiana, from 4-8 pm, Friday, August 10, 2018 and from 10-11 am, Saturday, August 11, 2018. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11:00 am at Pierce Upland United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Jefferson Cemetery, Upland.

Arrangements were entrusted to Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Jones-Smith Chapel, 259 N. Main St., Upland, Indiana, 46989.


Donations may be made to:

Pierce Upland United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 11, Upland IN 46989


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