Lorene Edith Beaver, passed away on November 16, 2019. She lived a full and active life for all but a few of her 93 years. She was the daughter of Jasper N. Miller and Edith (Shemberger) Miller and was born on August 10, 1926. Lorene was a longtime resident of Elkhart, where she and her husband, Merle, raised their three children. They were happily married for 54 years and spent many retirement years wintering in Gulf Shores Alabama, until her husband’s death on November 17, 1996. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jack Miller.
She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of Eastern Starlight chapter 181. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Donna Lou Miller; her children, Lorrie Dee Stork, Kathy (Bill) Crain, and Mitchell (Dana) Beaver; her grandchildren, Amy (Brian) Prough, Jared (Jill) Stork, Matthew (Corrie) Crain, Joshua (Tinora) Crain, Zachary Crain, Mackenzie Beaver, Nicholas Beaver, and Natalie Beaver. She also has eight great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Gilpin, Morgyn Stork, Noah Stork, Cameron Crain, Caroline Crain, Colston Crain, Izabelle Crain, Nora Crain and one great great granddaughter, Allie Gilpin.
At her request, there will be no funeral service. Billings Funeral Home is entrusted with her arrangements and her remains will be placed with those of her husband, Merle, for a private internment. Her family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice, 230 W. Catalpa Dr. Suite D, Mishawaka, IN 46545-8322, who took wonderful care of her during her last weeks.
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