Beverly B. Miller (1913 — 2021)

Beverly B. Miller

(1913 — 2021)

Beverly “Bev” B. Miller, 89, of Montpelier, passed away Saturday morning, May 1, 2021, at Defiance Area Regional Hospice Center. She was born on June 14, 1931, in Archbold to Edward G. and Mattie M. (Miller) Shellenberger. Bev graduated from Bryan High School in 1949. She earned her RN degree from Goshen College Fort Wayne Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. On Oct. 2, 1955, she married James N. Miller in Montpelier and he survives.

Bev was a member of West Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Montpelier. She started her nursing career at Montpelier General Hospital/Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in surgery. She worked for Dr. Dillworth as a nurse for several years, then at Montpelier Schools as a substitute nurse. In 2004 she and Jim went on a mission trip for the Food Resource Bank to Africa for 21 days.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jim; daughters, Janie (Steve) Minich of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Carol (Brion) Deitsch of Alva, Florida, and Corrine (Ryan) Zimmerman of Twinsburg, Ohio; son-in-law, Mark Bonfiglio of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; seven grandchildren, Eric (Shannon) Deitsch, Meredith (Patrick) Higgins, Hannah (Mitchell) Monas, Regina Bonfiglio, Maria Bonfiglio, Annelise Zimmerman and Alden Zimmerman; five great-grandchildren, Hazel Grace and Liam Higgins, Charlotte, Matthew and Mason Monas; and brother, James (Peggy) Shellenberger.

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Bonfiglio; and sister, Patricia Yoder.

Visitation for Bev will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, at the Thompson Funeral Home in Montpelier. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Montpelier with the Rev. Mary Beth McCandless to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier. Per the governor’s current orders, masks are recommended. Memorial contributions may be given to Cherry Street Missions in Toledo or Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Condolences can be left for the family at

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