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Iva Virginia (Overholt) Miller was born August 10th, 1937 in Princess Anne, Virginia, the daughter of Jerome and Rebecca (Lapp) Overholt. On June 17th, 1961 she was united in marriage to Gordon Miller. She met her husband doing VS work at a nursing home in El Dorado, AR. In her early years, she sang with the Hartville Singers touring the U.S. and Canada. Iva accepted Christ as her Savior during tent meetings and was a member of Hartville Mennonite Church. After her marriage transferring to Fairview Mennonite Church. Iva was a homemaker, and volunteered over 30 years doing song fest at Pleasantview. Gordon and Iva led monthly devotions at Pleasantview for over 20 years with singing and scripture. She was also a nurse’s aide both at Pleasantview and El Dorado. Iva enjoyed singing, visiting with people, quilting, scrabble, and Qwirkle. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and never let anyone leave her house hungry.
Iva is survived by her husband of 61 years, Gordon Miller and five children, Julia Rose (Beck) Maggert of Blackduck, MN, Serena Joy (Sam) Schwartz of Kalona, Starla Delight (Crist) Schwartz of Kalona, Royce Duane (Donna) Miller of Sarasota, FL, and Jarrell James Miller of Fortine, MT; 26 grandchildren; Kermit (Anne), Tyler, Stephanie, Pandra, Shane (Alaynna), Colton, Peter Gordon (Rose), Zebulon, Andrew (Avery), Matthias, Kezia, Johanna, Amber, Zachary (Danika), Blake (Brookelyn), Justin (Audrey), Brooke (Luke), Sophia, Brandon (Maddie), Jaron, Carson, Marissa, Tyrel (Cameron), Stetson, Ciara (Terell), Shyanne; 4 great grandchildren, Charles and Adeline, Amiet, Arysen; 6 siblings, Ruth (John) Detweiler, Francis (Elma) Overholt, Edward (Leona) Overholt, Steve (Carolyn) Overholt, Will (Lavonne) Overholt, James (Emma) Overholt; a sister-in-law Ruth Mae Overholt and a brother-in-law James Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Rebecca Overholt, and siblings Loveda (Noah) Mullet, Andrew Overholt, Magdelina (Earl) Denlinger, Lydia (Lloyd) Smart, Linda Bailey.
Iva passed peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, April 3rd, 2023.
A Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona. Visitation will be form 2-4 then 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2023 at Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Fairview Mennonite Church and Pathway Christian School in Kalona. Messages may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com. Yoder-Powell Funeral is caring for Iva and her family.
Friday, April 7, 2023
2:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)
Family present from 2-4 then 6-8 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
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