Jacob W. Miller, 82 years, 4 days, of Arthur, IL passed away at 2:20 A.M. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his sons’ home in rural Arcola, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur, IL. Bishop David Otto will officiate. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery. Visitation will be any time after 5:00 P.M. on Monday, July 20, 2020 and anytime after 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 21, 202 at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Jacob was born on July 16, 1938 in Arthur, IL. He was a son of William G and Katie Ann (Beachey) Miller. He married Katie Ann Beachy on October 15, 1959 in Arthur, IL, they lived in matrimony for 60 years, 9 months and 5 days.
He is survived by his wife, Katie Ann Miller of Arthur, IL, four children, Dorothy Louise Helmuth and her husband Willis L. of Arthur, IL, Lester Miller and his wife Lorene Ann (Schrock) of Arcola, IL, Velma Kay Hostetler and her husband Richard of Loogootee, IN, and Mary Fern Yoder and her husband Danny Ray of Sullivan, IL, one son-in-law, Howard Yoder and his wife Marcia (Schrock) of Arthur, IL, 37 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren, three brothers, Reuben Miller and his wife Fannie (Schrock) of Sarasota, FL, Harley Miller and his wife Martha Ann (Gingerich) of Arthur, IL and Elva Miller and his wife Edith Fern (Otto) of Marion, MI, one brother-in-law, Levi J.D. Herschberger of Arthur, IL and one sister-in-law, Katie Beachy of Arthur, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Verna May Yoder, one grandson, Leroy Allen Helmuth, three sisters, and three brothers-in-law, Alta and Jacob D. Chupp, Mary and Albert D. Helmuth, Lizzie Ann Herschberger and Levi D. Beachy.
Jacob was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.