Edna Miller

1919 - 2020


Edna Miller was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Sumner County, Kan., the daughter of Harvey C. and Mary (Fry) Miller. She grew up in Kansas and moved to Kalona with her family at age 11, and has lived in the Kalona area ever since. On Nov. 27, 1941 Edna was united in marriage to Mahlon E. Miller in Kalona.

Edna was a homemaker and worked at Pleasantview Home as a dietary aide for four years. Edna was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church, where she served on the service, sewing, remodeling and we care committee. She enjoyed puzzles, making quilts for the children and grandchildren and volunteering at Pleasantview Home.

Edna passed away on her birthday, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 at Pleasantview Home at the age of 101.

Edna is survived by nine children: Mary (Charles) Radtke of Rogers, Ark., Benjamin (Wilma) of Cedar Rapids, Barbara (Virgil) Slabaugh of Kalona, Ezra (Ruby) Miller of Hutchinson, Kan., Paul (Bertha) Miller of Hutchinson, Kan., Mark (Irma) Miller of Kalona, Elmer (Ileen) Miller of Kalona and Verton (Cheryl) Miller of Hutchinson, Kan., Nora (Kevin) Kemp of Kalona; 30 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; three daughters-in-law: Daniel’s first wife Dorothy Miller, second wife Vickie Miller and Joseph’s wife Mary Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1990; four sons: Daniel, Joseph, Lowell and an infant son; two grandsons: Micah Miller and Kermit (Kimberly Slabaugh) Gingerich; five sisters: Barbara Bender, Lydian Miller, Susan Yoder, Mattie Bender, and Mary Helmuth; and nine brothers: Clemens Miller, Amos Miller, Clarence Miller, Ezra Miller, Enos Miller, Harvey Miller, Sam Miller, Henry Miller and one infant brother.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Fairview Mennonite Church near Kalona.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 2-4 and 6-8 at the church.  Burial will be at South Gingerich Cemetery. 

A memorial fund has been established for Pathway School.  Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is caring for services.  Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.


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