Lavada F. Miller, 95, of LaFontaine, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Lavada was born in Maysville, Kentucky to the late Noah and Roxie (McKee) Kinder on August 4, 1927.
Lavada married Orlin L. Miller on May 14, 1948. They were married 72 years. Orlin passed away on February 18, 2021. She worked as a housewife and a grain and dairy farmer. Lavada attended Lincolnville United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School for over 40 years.
Lavada enjoyed country gospel music and played the autoharp and mountain dulcimer. As a family they played various instruments and traveled around to different nursing homes, events, and festivals in Wabash, LaFontaine, and Marion Communities. She and her husband, Orlin, enjoyed going to Bob Evan’s Farm music festivals and to various dulcimer festivals. She also had fun clogging with friends at festivals. Lavada and her husband enjoyed playing cards every Friday with friends. She will always be remembered for her smile.
Lavada is survived by her son, Dennis (Patricia) Miller of LaFontaine, Indiana; one daughter, Linda (David) Habegger of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one granddaughter, Christi (Steve) Pieper of Florida; one step-grandson, Mark Habegger of Fort Wayne, Indiana; two great grandchildren, Hannah, and Aly Pieper of North Carolina.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with John Lenfestey officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F. Cemetery in LaFontaine.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022, at the funeral home.
A gathering of friends and family will be at Lincolnville United Methodist Church for a light lunch and fellowship following the cemetery.
Preferred memorials are directed to the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 5847 E. 500 S. Wabash, Indiana 46992.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Lavada Miller's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com