Nov. 23, 1927 - Nov. 29, 2019

W. Bobette Miller, 92, rural Macy, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.

She was born on Nov. 23, 1927, near Macy, the first daughter of Chester and Orpha (Knauff) Adkins. She was raised near Mexico and graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1945. Immediately after graduation she started working for Hurst Law Office, Peru. She worked in a couple other offices before her marriage on Oct. 10, 1948, at the Perrysburg Baptist Church to Ralph J. Miller. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1991.

She was a busy lady, being a farmer’s wife for 42 1/2 years, raising five children and working in several jobs outside of the home. She retired in 1990 from the Miami County Courthouse where she was a deputy assessor.

She was a longtime member of the Ebenezer Church and was always there to greet you. At the church she served by being the organist, church treasurer and Sunday school teacher and as president of the UMW. She also was a member of the Miami County Farm Bureau, Miami County Zoning Board, Perry Do-Rite Home Extension Club and 4-H Council for more than 40 years, serving as treasurer of the former 4-H governing board. She had also served as the Democratic Precinct Committeeman for Perry Township. She was known as an avid Purdue Basketball fan and was a former member of the John Purdue Club. She was known by many as the matriarch of the entire community.

Bobette loved to travel and was fortunate enough to have visited all 50 states, five continents and many countries and cruised to many islands.

She is survived by five children, who include a daughter, Nancy and husband Steve Garrison, Rochester, and sons Kenton and wife Lisa Miller, Macy, Brian and wife Marie Miller, Logansport, Lyndal and wife Beth Miller, Macy, and Nyle and wife Rhonda Miller, Akron. She also has 31 grandchildren and spouses; 35 great-grandchildren and spouses; and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by sisters Belva and husband Buford Cull, Modesto, Calif., and Barbara and husband Harlan Long, Martinsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Orpha (Knauff) Adkins; her husband, Ralph; and a sister, Bernita Adkins.

Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Ebenezer Church, 10978 N. Meridian Road, Macy, with Pastor Bill Babb officiating and visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Visitation hours also are from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at Hartzler Funeral Home, 305 W. Rochester St., Akron.

Donations may be made in her memory to the Miami County 4-H Council, the Ebenezer Church or the Ebenezer Cemetery Association. Family and friends may share a memory or send an online condolence at