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September 5, 2018 Ruby Miller
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Ruby E. Miller, 82, of Kalona died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Kalona Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at East Union Cemetery in rural Kalona. Visitation will be held at Kalona Mennonite Church on Friday, Aug. 31, from 3-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice in memory of Ruby and in honor of Dr. Ann Broderick.

Ruby Ellen (Lehman) Miller was born Nov. 21, 1935, in Centerville, Mich., the daughter of Amos J. and Lizzie (Hostetler) Lehman. She was united in marriage to Manas Miller on Nov. 7, 1957, in Shipshewana, Ind. Ruby worked as a waitress for 40 years, including owning and operating the Wayside Inn in the late 1970s. She also made pizza at Casey's in Kalona for 10 years. Ruby was a member of Kalona Mennonite Church, where she was active in WMSC and made coffee for fellowship time after worship. She enjoyed family get-togethers, baking pies, cooking, crocheting, embroidery and having coffee with her friends.

Survivors include four children: Duane (Jenifer) Miller of Crawfordsville, Wanda (David) Beachy of Kalona, Kandy (Steve) Smith of Oxford and Twila (Brian) Dusterhoft of Coralville; 10 grandchildren: Keely (Scott) Brower, Tia (Austin) Showalter, J. D. Coakley, Austin Coakley, Emma Beachy, Joshua Smith, Karalee Smith, Wesley Smith, Brianna Dusterhoft and Leah Dusterhoft; one great-grandson: Fletcher Brower; two sisters: Verna (Al) Kuhns of Shipshewana, Ind. and Freda (Sam) Bontrager of Colon, Mich.; three brothers: Ervin (Jayne) Lehman of Crossville, Tenn., Mahlon (Anna Marie) Lehman of Middlebury, Ind. and Alvin (Inez) Lehman of Shipshewana, Ind.; sister-in-law: Lizzie Lehman of Shipshewana, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; her husband: Manas in 1983; and a brother: Wilbur Lehman.

The Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com.

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