Barbara Miller

April 19, 1928 - January 26, 2020

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Tuesday, February 04, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Church United Methodist, 229 South State Street, Kendallville


Tuesday, February 04, 11:00 AM
Trinity Church United Methodist, 229 South State Street, Kendallville


Barbara Miller, 91, of Kendallville died Sunday, January 26, 2020, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born April 19, 1928, in Indianapolis to Leo and Ruth (Reamer) Miller. In 1930, her family moved to Kendallville.

She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1946 and continued her education at International Business College in Fort Wayne.

In her professional life she worked for Finley & Finley Law firm in Kendallville for 38 years. She then became a trust officer at Kendallville Bank & Trust. After the bank moved to Fort Wayne, Barbara then worked for the law firm of Douglas Atz in Kendallville and retired on May 19, 1993.

With her business and tax experience, she volunteered for ten years at the Council on Aging in Kendallville preparing tax returns.

Miss Miller was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist and volunteered in the church office for many years.

Barbara was very active in the Noble Chapter of the Eastern Star for 50 years, which included 20 years as secretary of the chapter. She had been named a district deputy for one year and served in various positions. At a reception in 2008, she received a recognition plaque for her years of dedication.

Other organizations in which she was active include Business and Professional Women with her professional experience as a legal assistant and trust officer, Professional Business Women’s Association as a 60-year member where she was named Woman of the Year in 2009, and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Surviving is a sister, Caroline Bertolino of Downers Grove, Illinois; niece, Heather (Jason) Zerban of Portage, Michigan; two nephews, John C. (Mike Hand) Coats of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Gary Miller of Austin, Texas; great-niece, Abby Dunlop; and great-nephew, Ethan Dunlop both of Portage, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Helen Coats; and brother, Charles Miller.

A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church United Methodist, 229 South State Street, Kendallville with the Rev. Steve McPeek officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Trinity Church United Methodist.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Randy & Vicky Hastings
February 3rd, 2020 9:34am

We have enjoyed working for Barbara the last few years, she was a very sweat lady,. We will miss her. Our prays to her family.

Randy Rowe
January 30th, 2020 8:38am
HUdson, IN

Barbara was our neighbor ( a few doors down) on Richmond St. . She was such a nice neighbor. The Rowe family sends thoughts and prayers to Barbara's family.

Linda J. Shultz
January 29th, 2020 10:46pm

I knew Barbara through Eastern Star. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Linda Nash Shultz

Lori Miller
January 29th, 2020 7:02pm
Bartlett, TX

Aunt Barbara was an amazing woman. When I was little I remember going to her and Grandma Miller's house. I have a lot of memory's being there. I am sadden that she is gone but I know she is in a better place. You will be missed and never forgotten.