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Ruby B. Miller dies at 92

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Ruby B. Miller, of Chesterton, passed away January 25, 2008 at the age of 92, while wintering in North Fort Myers, Fla.

She was born Nov. 19, 1915 in Stet, Mo., the daughter of Oliver P. and Kate Herring, both of whom preceded her in death.

In 1937 in Carrollton, Mo, she married Louis Miller, who preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by sons, Edwin P. (Jeanne), of Rapid City, S.D. and Samuel L. (Wendy) Miller, of Orange Calif.; grandchildren, Kirsten (Jason) Loch, of Lincoln, Neb., Matthew (Natalya) Miller, of Milwaukee, Wis., Jennifer Patterson, of Orange, Calif., Nathan Miller, of London, England; great-grandchildren, R.J. Gomez, Katie Patterson and Avery Porter Loch and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruby graduated from Stet high school and worked in The Plaza in Kansas City where she met her husband. They moved to Chesterton in 1941. She worked at Smedmanís Grocery, and for Dr. J.P. Griffin and Chesterton Rural Savings and Loan, then for Chesterton State Bank. During her 24 year tenure at Chesterton State Bank, she held various positions including Vice President and branch manager of South Haven Branch.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chesterton. She was a charter member of the Wesleyan Church Circle. She counted collections for the church for 16 years and had taught Sunday School. She also had served on the Staff-Parish Relations committee.

She was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority and a 25 year member of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed gardening and bridge.

She was the youngest and last survivor of seven children. She was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and their spouses.

Funeral services, Rev. Terry Rhine officiating, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at First United Methodist Church, 434 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton.

Memorials may be given to VNA Hospice Program of Porter County, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.


Posted 1/28/2008