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Ora Miller


Ora E. Miller, 64, Colon, Mich., died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

    He was born November 5, 1947, in Wolcottville, to Emery and Mary (Chupp) Miller.

    Making his home on Palmer Lake for the past 3l years after moving there from Wolcottville, he was a truck driver for Direct Services out of Kalamazoo, Mich., for many years and later for Marine Transport of Elkhart, retiring in 2010.

    He was first married to Marty Troyer and then was married on September 21, 1996 to Rosemary McCartney. She preceded him in death on May 26, 2009.

    Surviving are two daughters, Vicki L. (Shawn) Machan, Fennville, and Kimberly J. (McCartney) Day, Colon, Mich.; five grandchildren, Tori, Ryan, Parker, Arionna and Brogan; a daughter-in-law, Wendy McCartney, Colon, Mich.; several brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy McCartney, and one sister, Lydia Miller.

    Services were held Monday, August 6, at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon, Mich., with David J. Farrell officiating.

    Burial is in Lakeside Cemetery, Colon, Mich. 

    Memorials may be directed to Goshen Care House or the Goshen Cancer Center.

    Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon, Mich., was in charge of arrangements.