W. Bobette  Miller
W. Bobette Miller, 92, of rural Macy, Indiana went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Dukes Memorial Hospital of Peru, Indiana.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1927 near Macy, the first daughter of Chester and Orpha (Knauff) Adkins. She was raised near Mexico and graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1945. Immediately after graduation she started working for Hurst Law Office in Peru. She worked in a couple other offices before her marriage on Oct. 10, 1948 in the Perrysburg Baptist Church to Ralph J. Miller, who preceded her in death on March 5, 1991.
She was a busy lady being a farmer's wife for 42 ½ years, raising five children and working in several jobs outside of the home. She retired in 1990 from the Miami County Courthouse where she was a deputy assessor. She was a long-time member of the Ebenezer Church and was always there to greet you. At the church she served by being the organist, church treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and served as president of the UMW. She also was a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau, Miami County Zoning Board, Perry Do-Rite Home Extension Club, 4-H Council for over 40 years serving as treasurer of the former 4-H governing board. She had also served as the Democratic Precinct Committeeman for Perry Township. She was known as an avid Purdue Basketball fan and was a former member of the John Purdue Club. She was known by many as the matriarch of the entire community.
Bobette loved to travel and was fortunate enough to have visited all 50 States, 5 Continents, and many countries, and cruised to many islands.
She is survived by 5 children, who include a daughter Nancy and husband Steve Garrison of Rochester, and sons Kenton and wife Lisa Miller of Macy, Brian and wife Marie Miller of Logansport, Lyndal and wife Beth Miller of Macy, and Nyle and wife Rhonda Miller of Akron. She also has 31 grandchildren and spouses, 35 great grandchildren and spouses, and 7 great great grandchildren. Also survived by sisters Belva and husband Buford Cull of Modesto California and Barbara and husband Harlan Long of Martinsville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ralph, and a sister Bernita Adkins.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at the Ebenezer Church 10978 N Meridian Road Macy, Indiana with Pastor Bill Babb officiating with visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will take place in the Ebenezer Cemetery.
Visitation hours will from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana.
Donations can be made in her memory to Miami County 4-H Councilor the Ebenezer Church or the Ebenezer Cemetery Association.
Share a Memory or send an Online Condolence at: www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com
Published on December 1, 2019


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