Mary Ellen Miller

October 7, 2009

Mary Ellen (Ashley) Miller 86, of Colfax, IN, died at 7 p.m. October 7, 2009 at her home. Born March 13, 1923 in Indianapolis, IN, to Ralph L. & Irene F. (Meikel) Ashley. She married James L. Miller Jr. on June 29, 1941 and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2003. Mrs. Miller was a 1941 graduate of Frankfort High School. She was co-owner of Miller’s Restaurant for 48 years, retiring in 1995. She also worked at Patrick Henry Army Base in Virginia and Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

Son: Meikel F. (Rebecca Rae) Miller of Colfax, IN Grandson: Louis Thomas Miller of Colfax, IN Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Ashley and a sister, Barbara Ashley Kelch.


6 Condolences for “Mary Ellen Miller”

  1. Ken Walters October 10, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Mike & Becki, I am so sad to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. As much as I would like to be at the visitation, my work won’t allow. Please take my most heartfelt condolences, my love and my prayer that you will feel the comfort and blessings of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  2. Karen Timmons Patchett October 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Condolences to Mary Ellen’s family. She and Jim purchased their home in Colfax from my father, Eugene Timmons. It was my grandparent’s home prior to their deaths, and my sister and her husband lived there and helped make the restoration in the late 1940’s before the Miller’s purchase. We talked about the home different times when my husband and I enjoyed the wonderful catfish and onion rings on special nights out. Mrs. Miller was a hard-working business woman and I treasure memories that she was responsible for.

  3. Jerry Kauffman October 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    So very sorry about your mom. Mary Ellen was one of the nicest women I ever knew, she also was very tough when it came to work I will never forget when we worked together how she was on us busboys if the chairs and ashtrays were not cleaned the right way I look back and the best times of my life were the ones I was working for your mom and dad and all the fun we had not to mention the trouble we got into. My prayers are with all of you at this time and may God Bless.
    Love ya, Jerry

  4. Ron Hall October 11, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Mike (Louie), I’m real sorry to hear about your mom. I can’t make it over but I really wish I could be there for you and your family. Your mom was a special person and always made everyone feel welcome.
    My condolences and prayers and I’ll call soon.
    Ron (Augie) Hall

  5. Lynn Bowen Hale October 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Just heard about your mom Mike…… heart and prayers go out to you. Just remember all the good times we had at your house…….your parents were always so nice and made us all feel right at home.

  6. Cheri Cooper/Charlie Coffman October 12, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Mike and Becky;
    It is with great sadness that we heard of your Mother’s passing. We regret that we are unable to attend her funeral today, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. As you know, we so enjoyed working with your parent’s on the sale of Miller’s Fish House. We know how difficult it was to make the decision to sell something that all of you had put so much of your heart, soul and labor into, obviously very successfully. We had nothing but the greatest respect and admiration for them. Please take care…..
    With our sympathy,
    Cheri Cooper and Charlie Coffman
    Metropolitan Real Estate Corp.

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