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Leo Miller


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Leo Miller Obituary
Leo D. Miller, 98, of Akron, Co., passed away October 10, 2013 at the Washington County Nursing Home. Leo Dale Miller, was born February 11, 1915, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, and was the fifth of eleven children born to William Henry and Eliza Abbey Miller. Leo attended elementary school in a rural county school of Pawnee City and high school in Pawnee City, enjoying all sports. He married Belva Mae Logsdon in 1937, which ended in 1945. They had three children, Barbara Jeanette, Nancy Darlene, and Ronald George. The Miller Families had come to Akron in 1934. Leo bought a farm northeast of Akron in early 1940's and later sold it to Harold Miller, Sr. He married Mabel Schmidt in 1952, which ended in 1958. They remarried in 1969. During his younger work years, growing up, he worked with the family on the farm. Later in life, he worked for the railroad, and on the Granby Dam. In 1972, he and Mabel returned to the Miller Homestead, where they farmed until 1986, when they moved into town on 2nd street. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, bowling, going to coffee, and "Meet & Eat" at the Senior Center -- in general, where there were people to talk to and add his comments to the conversation. He was a member of the Methodist Church. His clan consists of 58 children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, which included three five-generation families. He is survived by one brother, Vern Miller, in California, and two sisters, Betty Schmidt, of Greeley, Colorado, and Carol Jean Johnson and husband, of Oklahoma, daughter Barbara Joy, of Arizona, and son Ronald and Pam Miller, of Arizona, three step-sons, Eldon and Ollie Kirby, of California, LeRoy and Doris Kirby, of California, and Kenneth and Bernice Kirby, of Boulder, Colorado, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Akron. Interment will follow at Akron Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, the Akron Senior and Community Center, or to the Washington County Nursing Home. Bowin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Oct. 16, 2013
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