Carole Sue (Gyorgyi) Miller

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Carole Sue (Gyorgyi) Miller Feb. 9, 1935 - May 27, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Carole Miller died early afternoon Tuesday, May 27th at Hospice House in South Bend, IN. She began life as Carole Sue Gyorgyi, daughter of Alexander and Lucille Gyorgyi of New Carlisle, IN. Carole grew in her mother's beautifully created home and her father Al's grocery. She thrived, becoming Valedictorian of New Carlisle High School class of 1953. She played clarinet and enjoyed writing. She attended Purdue University for Freshman year to study journalism where she attained skills used later in her work as medical transcriptionist. Carole partnered in marriage three times -- Q. Brant Pfeiffer, Jim Mercier, and Jim Miller. Children Michele, Shane, and Heidi are from her first marriage to Brant. Family grieving her passing include: children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren: Michele Sheehan (Michael) with Daniel and Monica [Jonas & Ronan]; Shane Pfeiffer (Sophie) with Heather, Hillary, and Adam; Heidi Moritz (Rod) with Kara Skye; sister, Debra Stevanson; and Gyorgyi cousins: Suzanne Pedler, Maxine Fredricks, David Williams, Sharon Hendrickson, and John Gyorgyi. Carole enjoyed playing with her cat Joey, gardening, singing, reading, visiting with friends and family, creating a cozy home, making a good meal, having fun. She also had a real love of beautiful natural things. She lived in numerous places over her long life including Indiana, Arizona, and Texas. At each place she went out of her way to make beautiful friendships. You are invited to a Celebration of Carole's Life memorial service to be held Saturday, July 12th at 10:30 a.m. South Bend time (9:30 LaPorte time), at Hudson Lake Mennonite Church, 7503 N. Walker Rd., New Carlisle, IN 46552, phone (574) 654-8388 (for leaving messages) or 574-850-4407 to speak to Esther Lanting, pastor. Light lunch to follow at the church. Please bring a small summer potted plant for beauty at the service. Leave with a different plant to place in your own garden. Carole would be planting petunias, marigolds, and veggies this summer. Donations may be made to: New Carlisle Public Library, a favorite place since her early childhood. To send online condolences, please visit

Published in South Bend Tribune on June 3, 2014
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