Kalona- Beulah Marie Miller was born on June 23, 1933, the daughter of John W. and Maude (Swartzendruber) Gingerich. She loved the Lord Jesus and was baptized on December 8, 1946 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. She graduated from Iowa Mennonite High School in 1951. Beulah was united in marriage to Marvin L. Miller, and their marriage was blessed with four children. They later divorced. Beulah enjoyed creating works of art in decorating cakes at the Kalona Bakery. She also loved to make birthday and wedding cakes for her family and friends. She was an avid bird watcher, gardener who loved arranging flowers, charismatic singer who loved worshipping through song at church, as well as various women's quartet groups. Beulah was gifted by creative, artistic drawing and design talents. Beulah could often be found piecing together a puzzle, at church activities, or at IMS sporting events. Above all else, Beulah loved her family and spending time with them. Beulah was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Mennonite Women, volunteered at the Crowded Closet and enjoyed helping others while volunteering at Pleasant View Home assisting with their "Meals on Wheels" service. Beulah was welcomed to her heavenly home on Friday, October 30, 2020 in Iowa City, at the age of 87 years old.
Beulah is survived by three children: James (Kathy) Miller of Kalona, Luann Miller of Kalona and Lyle (Lori) Miller of Wellman; 5 grandchildren, Michelle (Gentry) Yoder, Kyle (Carleen) Miller, Kylie (Michael) Nettinga, Cody (Courtney) Miller and Kaycee (Will) Spurr; 8 great grandchildren, Cadance, Braelee, Keilyn, Grady, Lenox, Bronx, Maddox and Kendrix; a sister Marianna (Alvin J.) Miller of Kalona; a sister-in-law Dorothy Bender of Kalona and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Doyle Glen Miller, two brothers Harold and Daniel Bender and sister-in-law Ila Bender.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, November 6, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established for the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. Messages and tributes may be sent to the family at www.powellfuneralhomes.com. Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Beulah and her family.