Miller, Emerald Joe

EMERALD JOE MILLER of Shipshewana, Ind., 79, recently retired part-time Local Pastor of Lakeview United Methodist Church in rural LaGrange (1988-2012 in Northeast District), died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. He also was a farmer and owner of Miller’s Berry Patch. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 West Michigan Street in LaGrange. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the funeral home with Brother Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial will be at Sidener Cemetery, SR 120 in Shipshewana. Survivors include: two daughters and a son-in-law, Teresa Dershem of Nappanee, Ind. and Gloria and Bruce Miller of Shipshewana, Ind., seven grandchildren and spouses, Aaron and Meghan Dershem of Indianapolis, Cameron Dershem of Indianapolis, Andrea and Derek Yoder of Middlebury, Ind., Stephanie and Ben Hershberger of Shipshewana, Sarah and Caleb Sloan of Fort Wayne, Amanda Miller of Goshen and Abigail Miller of Shipshewana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elvira M. (Clifton) Miller on Dec. 17, 2012. Memorials may be contributed to Goshen Hospice and Home Health Care. Online condolences can be expressed here.