XENIA A quiet man whose life spoke volumes about what it means to be a husband, father, brother, veteran, teacher, pilot, leader and Christian, Ken was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 from Greene Memorial Hospital.
Ken was born March 13, 1933 in Manchester, Ohio, the son of Silas and Opal Miracle. He was a life-long learner who graduated from Lockland High School, Class of 1952, in Cincinnati and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His lifetime of giving includes serving his country in the U.S. Air Force Air-Sea Rescue for four years during the Korean War; educating students for more than 35 years at Springfield North HS, Xenia HS and Greene County Career Center; and helping others alongside his Christian church family throughout his life. Ken has gifted his family and friends with indelible memories of voyages across America, several mission trips, Waynesville Airport club meetings and flights, and story-filled visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Wright "B" Flyer Inc. hanger.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Miracle. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara (Poll); son: Kenneth S. (Terri) of San Diego, CA; daughters: Lisa (Rich) DeWees of Macon, GA; and Lori (Russ) Lawrimore of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren: Kyla and Colter DeWees, Nicholas and Sam Lawrimore; sisters: Mildred Bollmer, of Mason, OH, and Joan (Mike) Foster of Jacksonville, FL; brothers: Ric Miracle of Bradenton, FL and Don (Chris) Miracle, of Denver, CO; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. A Gathering of Friends will be held 6-8 pm Friday October 11, 2013 at First Church of Christ, 441 Ledbetter Road, Xenia. A Memorial Service will be held 11 am Saturday, October 12 at First Church of Christ. Interment will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ Missions Fund, 441 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, 45385. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com. (Services provided by McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc.)