Fannie  Miller
Fannie Miller, 73 years, 5 months, 27 days, of Crossville, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family, after a short battle with liver cancer.
She was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Kalona, IA, to Jonathan and Annie (Gingerich) Miller. She was named after her paternal grandmother.
She was united in marriage to Alvin Lynn Miller on Feb. 24, 1968, and they were married 47 years, 6 months, 7 days.
Survivors include four sons, Conrad Alan, Lynn Alvin, Edwin Anthony and Walter Alfred; three daughters, Caroline Grace, Leanna Beth and Luella Fannie; four grandchildren, Gracie, Mekenzie, Alexia and Casey; one brother, Daniel (Katie) Miller of McConnesville, OH; five sisters, Ada (Calvin) Miller of Lott, TX, Barabara Helmuth of Kalona, IA, Edith (Howard) Kuhns of Arthur, IL, Ann (Robert) Williamson of Chicago, IL, and Ruth (Eldon) Kuhns of Mulkeytown, IL. Also, a brother-in-law, Henry Beachy of Berne, IN.
In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Alvin Lynn Miller; a son, Leroy Arlan Miller; two sisters, Martha Yutzy and Arvilla Beachy; and a brother-in-law, Ivan Yutzy.
She gave her heart to the Lord in her youth, and was a faithful member at Mt. Moriah Mennonite Church. Having heard Ralph Palmer speak in her youth, gave her a fervency to pass out tracts and Gospel Wallet Calendars wherever she went. Having grown up on the farm and being a middle sister of eight girls, with an only brother the oldest, got her out driving the Farmall tractor to help put the hay into the barn.
The first two years of her married life were spent in Arkansas, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in voluntary service. The next seven years were in Kalona, IA, where they lived close to her parents and enjoyed work days with her siblings. On a bitterly cold day in Dec. 31, 1976, they made their trek to the Tennessee Mission in Mayland, where she has enjoyed reaching out to those in the church and community.
She has traveled a variety of places around the world to carry the Gospel, which brought two more sons into the family from Honduras. Also, she has enjoyed meeting others' needs, through food supplement sales, in helping others help themselves. Her love for gardening and flowers has brought about many a bouquet, given to others. She also enjoyed reading, studying family history and tracing genealogy "roots."
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. at Mt. Moriah Mennonite Church
830 Linder Loop, Crossville, with internment following in the Mount Moriah Mennonite Church Cemetery with John Ray Miller officiating.
Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Bibles for impoverished countries to Mount Zion Literature, P.O. Box 37, Clarkrange, TN 38553, (931) 863-8183.
Published on February 14, 2020


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Mike Ballard
Feb 16, 2020
My condolences to the family and all her many friends in the faith.