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Eli L. Miller Sr.

Eli L. Miller Sr. went home to be with the Lord, whom he dearly loved, on Jan. 14, 2023.

He was born in Deep Creek, Va., on Nov. 20, 1936, to Levi A. and Lizzie Ann Miller. His parents moved to Deep Creek to start an Amish Settlement in the 1930s. He was the eighth of 13 children. He lived his life around the Middlefield area since the age of 4 years old.

Eli worked for Sunny Acres, Johnson Plastics, Johnson Rubber and retired from Burton Rubber Processing, where he had worked 30-plus years.

He was a jack of all trades and a very talented handyman. He loved beekeeping and remodeling homes in his younger days, and clock repair in retirement.

He was a cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle.

Eli is survived by his second wife, Rebecca R. (Norris) Miller (married April, 1 2001); daughters, Tina Miller (Jason Powell), of Sarasota Fla., Mary Ann (Ronald) Gingerich, of Burton; son, Eli L. (Michelle) Miller Jr., of Middlefield; eight grandchildren, Clayton Gingerich, Halle (Gingerich) Miller, Chad Miller, Nancy (Holmes) Claudio, Shelby (Miller) Burgess, Alec Miller, Mary Katherine Holmes, Matthew Miller; and brother Ivan L. Miller, of Garrettsville.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Judith (nee Kolmorgan-Parker) Miller (married Nov. 25, 1959), whom he dearly loved; parents, Levi A. and Lizzie Ann; brothers Andy, Allen, Albert, Melvin, Elmer, John, Daniel; and sisters, Sarah (Mahlon) Byler, Mary (Mose) Miller, Ada (Ervin) Troyer and Betty (Ray) Hershberger.

Calling hours will be held at 9 a.m., with the Memorial Service at 11 a.m., on Jan. 21, 2023, at Restoration Chapel, 14890 Burton-Windsor Road, Burton Township.

Burial to follow the services in Mapleview Cemetery. Pastor Rod Edwards will be officiating.

Sly Family Funeral Home assisted his family with arrangements. Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.slyffh.com.