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Ruth Eileen Miller Hochstetler

January 25, 1940 — September 1, 2023


Ruth Eileen Miller Hochstetler passed to her eternal home on September 1, 2023, she was 83

years old. She was born on January 25, 1940 to the late Roman D. and Margaret Miller in

Norfolk, VA. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Carson T. Hochstetler.

She is survived by 3 children: Marcus Jay Hochstetler (Janice) of Murrieta, California, Steven

Glen Hochstetler (Julie) of Prospect, VA, and Elaine Carol Hochstetler Shinsky (Jerry) of

Ruckersville, VA, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Five siblings: Mary Lou Vrolijk

of Harrisonburg, VA, Richard Miller (Rita) of Eldorado Springs, MO, Loretta Miller (Robert) of

Greenwood, DE, James Miller (Annette) of Phoenix, AZ, and Roman Miller, Jr. (Carrie) of

Auburn, KY; 2 sisters-in-law: Sarah Miller of Margarettsville, NC and Elsie Miller of Moyock, NC

and many nieces and nephews who she dearly loved. Ruth was preceded in death by her

parents, husband, and siblings Carolyn Lerner, Marion Miller, Daniel Miller, Kenneth Miller, Paul

Dean Miller, and Ramon Miller.

Ruth was very active in her church life: leading singing, teaching Sunday School, hosting Bible

studies, and serving in any other way she felt God leading. She spent time at Red Lake, Ontario,

Canada with Northern Light Gospel Missions, taught school at Kempsville Mennonite School,

and spent many years as a bookkeeper at Yoder Dairies in Virginia Beach, VA.

Ruth will be remembered for her faith, her love of birds, her love for family history, her

kindness, and her grandchildren, nieces and nephews remember how she always took an

interest in what was happening in their lives and in the latest technology. She was a true and

loyal friend to many.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 6-8pm at Puckett Funeral

Home, Farmville, VA. The funeral service will be Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 10am at Oak

Hill Mennonite Church, Cumberland VA.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers who helped care for Ruth over the past 2

weeks as well as Hospice of Virginia. We felt your love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oak Hill Mennonite Church general

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth Eileen Miller Hochstetler, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 6, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 7, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Oak Hill Mennonite Church

93 Oak Hill Rd, Cumberland, VA 23040

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