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Fern H. Miller

Fern H. Miller

Sunday, January 14th, 1923 Thursday, February 13th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Fern H. Miller (Houshower)

Fern H. Miller, 97, of Ephrata, formerly of Bowmansville, died Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Ephrata Manor.
Born at Stone Hill Road, Bowmansville, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Stella (Hoshouer) Houshower. Her husband, Robert L. Miller, died in 2006.
Fern worked for many years at Bollman Hat Company. She was a member of St. John Center Lutheran Church where she formerly served as superintendent and Sunday school teacher for many years. In her younger years she sang in the “Happy Am I Chorus” and played 2nd base in softball. She also enjoyed league bowling with friends and singing her favorite song, “God Will Take Care of You”.
Surviving are 3 children, Bonnie Kauffman of Denver, Connie, married to Charlie Phillips of Ephrata, and Douglas R., married to Peace Miller of Shippensburg; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are 3 brothers, Lester, Harold, and Mark Houshower.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Ephrata Manor for their kind and loving care of their mother.
A celebration of Fern’s 97 years of life will be held on Monday, February 17 at 11 am with viewing from 10-11 am at St. John Center Lutheran Church, 599 Reading Road, East Earl, PA 17519. A private interment will be in the Bowmansville Union cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John Center Lutheran Church, address above, or to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. John Center Lutheran Church
    599 Reading Rd.
    EAST EARL, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. John Center Lutheran Church
    599 Reading Rd.
    EAST EARL, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Thomas Darr
  • Interment

    Bowmansville Union Cemetery
    160 Church St.
    BOWMANSVILLE, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

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Lisa Hiestand

Fern was a loving devoted mother wife and grandmother. Her life was such an example for all of us. I will always remember her big smile and feisty spirit. May the Lord comfort you all during this difficult time.

Lisa Hiestand
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Love, Kim and Michael

Bonnie, Connie & Doug, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Roxanne Carpenter

My sympathies to Fern's family and friends. My Aunt Fern was such a lovely lady, and always so caring and kind. A beautiful woman inside, and out. I know that she will be sorely missed. My Mom, Viola, must have been very close to your family because she was in the wedding party.
Comment | Posted at 03:03pm via Condolence
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Angela Guerrero

Grandma, we will love and miss you dearly! You were one of a kind. I will always treasure my summers with you and grandpa. Thank you for that! I’m happy that you are in a better place now. Tell Grandpa I said hi! Love you with all my heart. Love, Angela & Family!
Comment | Posted at 01:47pm via Condolence
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Angela Guerrero

Grandma, we will love and miss you dearly! You were one of a kind. I will always treasure my summers with you and grandpa. Thank you for that! I’m happy that you are in a better place now. Tell Grandpa I said hi! Love you with all my heart. Love, Angela & Family!
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