Bonnie L. Miller


Bonnie Miller, of Cloverdale, passed away November 13 2017.

She was born Bonnie Lee Anderson in Franklin, Indiana in 1928 to Ruth and Thomas Anderson. She had very fond memories of Franklin – living just behind the ‘tomato factory’, going to serial movies at the theater on the square, and spending time with her granddad, Lawson Sullivan, who was Chief of Police. She married first husband, Bob Cavender, in 1944. After his death in 1945, she married her grade school boyfriend, Clyde Miller, making them the memorable couple “Bonnie and Clyde”. They lived in Indianapolis until 1970 when they moved to ‘the farm’ in Cloverdale.

Bonnie was always busy and loved working in her garden, metal detecting, painting, and reading. She was a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Faith Baptist Church. Bonnie was a talker and had a wealth of stories, her favorites being that she saw Elvis at a train station and met Hoosier cowboy actor Max Terhune when she was a child.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Miller and daughter, Madeline Richardson. She is survived by daughters, Marcella Pagano, Gwen Blair (Larry), Cathy Miller, and Teresa Long as well as 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 14 great great grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to G. H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave.