Jonas J.E. Miller – August 25, 2017

Jonas J.E. Miller 83 of 1026 Firman Drive in Sugarcreek, OH went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 25, 2017 at his home following a period of declining health.

He was born November 14, 1933 in Holmes County to the late Jacob E. and Susan (Miller) Miller. Jonas was a member of Maranatha Fellowship and served as Minister and Bishop for 40 years until his retirement in 2003.  He was also involved in helping various other churches and served on the AMA board and Christian Aid Ministries. Jonas worked as a building contractor for many years. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Fannie A. Yoder whom he married on November 29, 1956; his 5 children David (Ruth) Miller, Esther Miller, and Paul Leroy (Miriam Joy) Miller all of Sugarcreek, Debbie (Greg) Gouriluk of Venice, Florida, and Roselyn (Josh) Hochstetler of Sarasota, Florida.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Henry, Mose and Melvin and a great grandson Seth Elliot Miller.

Services will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Maranatha Fellowship, 941 SR 93 Sugarcreek, Ohio with Deacon Andy Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday 6-8 PM and Monday 2-4 & 6-8 PM all at Maranatha Church in Sugarcreek. 

The family wishes to thank Interim Hospice of Coshocton, Ohio for their compassionate care and all the many friends who so kindly supported us with prayers, visits and gifts of love.  Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.  To Share a memory please visit the funeral home’s website.