ELI A. MILLER, 87, of Arthur, IL passed away at 5:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the HCK West Building, 2008 CR 1800 East, one mile south of Arthur, IL. Bishop Philip S. Schrock will officiate. Interment will be in the Otto Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held any time after 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the HCK West Building and after 10:00 A.M. on Friday, December 18, 2015 at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Eli was born on January 2, 1928 in rural Tuscola, IL. He was a son of Ammon B. and Mattie (Miller) Miller. He married Mattie J. Helmuth on June 16, 1949 in Arthur, IL. She passed away on April 29, 2004.
He is survived eight children, Anna Irene Mast of Arthur, IL, Verna Miller of Arthur, IL, Alva Miller and his wife Verba of Arcola, IL, Ruby Herschberger and her husband Kenneth of Arthur, IL, Lorene Otto and her husband Omer of Humboldt, IL, Lizzie Ann Yoder and her husband Vernon of Arcola, IL, Carolyn Otto and her husband Norman of Arcola, IL, and Larry Miller and his wife Verda of Arthur, IL, 39 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 1 step great-great-grandchild, and one sister Eda Miller of Middlebury, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mattie, one son in-law Lynn Mast one grandson, Earl Otto, three still-born grandchildren, Rebecca Jo Otto, Kenneth Mast and Wilbur Lee Yoder, one great-granddaughter, Marlys Helmuth, five brothers, Alvin Miller, Elmer Miller, Jonas Miller, Ben Miller and Dannie Miller, and one sister Lizzie Ann Bontrager.
Eli retired from farming and woodworking.
Eli was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Facts Born: January 2, 1928