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Carla Miller

September 6, 1933 — September 27, 2018

Carla J. Miller, 85, of Van Wert died at 8:02 PM, Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  She was born on September 6, 1933 in Van Wert to the late Albert and Agnes (Bigelow) Lybarger.  On August 28, 1955 she married Theodore E. “Ted” Miller.  He preceded her in death on June 30, 2004.

Carla is survived by her daughters, Kelly (Walter) Bartz of Van Wert, Joy Miller of Celina, Ohio, Lori (Mickey) Sizemore of Sierra Vista, Arizona, and LeAnn (Charles) German of Van Wert; six grandchildren, Alexis Hanicq, Brian German, Miles Sizemore, Rachel Sizemore, Courtney Bartz and Curtis Bartz; 3 great grandchildren, Shawn German, Lainey Hanicq and Emory Bartz; and one sister, Shirley Thompson of Ansonia, Ohio.

She retired from the Van Wert County Clerk of Courts office.  Carla was a member of North Union United Methodist Church in Van Wert where she and Ted enjoyed traveling as United Methodist N.O.M.A.D.S. for eight years.  She served as an active volunteer for the American Red Cross and Van Wert County Hospital Lady Board of Managers.  She was also valedictorian of her former Union High School graduating class.

In addition to her parents and husband, Carla is preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon and Robert Lybarger.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at North Union United Methodist Church in Van Wert with the Rev. Greg Wack officiating.  Burial will immediately follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of service on Tuesday, October 2, 20018 at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or North Union United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert.  Online condolences may be expressed at:

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