Elmer William Miller, 84, of Tipton, passed away on March 3, 2010 at Tipton Oak Manor, Tipton, MO.
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Elmer was born on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1925, son of Leo and Agnes Kramer Miller. Attended Gilroy and St. ANdrew Grade School Graduated Tipton High School 1943 Served in the 70th Infantry Division U.S. Army (1943-1946) as a G2 Technician in the Pacific Theatre.
Elmer married Sra Knipp October 17, 1946.
Elmer had a large array of work including cattle farming, Manor Bread route, Metropolitan Insurance, Miller Packing Plant, school bus driver, Tipton Mutual Insurance, building grandfather clocks and woodworking.
Volunteer work and interest were reading Harold Bell Wright and Zane Gray, bookkeeping at Nutrition Center, Tour guiding at McClay?Mansion, volunteering for K of C Bingo and serving on the Tipton Oak Manor Board, attending army reunions, writing his memoirs and daily journal, avid card playing, visiting shut-ins and serving as a 55+ year 4th Degree Knight and a lifetime member of American Legion.
Surviving are a son, Joe Miller and wife, Linda, of Boonville, MO; daughters and Janice Moore and husband, Gerald of Kansas City, KS, Marilyn Speer and husband, Clifton, of Austin, TX, Angie Uptergrove and husband , Perkins of Camdenton, MO, Cindy Bracht and husband, Ron, of Mexico, MO; sisters Martha Moss and husband, Bill, of Tipton, MO, Loretta Colantonio and husband, Tom, of Marquette, MI; a brother, Robert E. Miller and wife, Judy of Paola, KS; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara, in 2006 and an infant son, Daniel Miller.
The funeral service will be Saturday morning, March 6, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tipton. Visitation Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials to St. Andrew's School.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 12, 2010