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BOB D. MILLER Obituary
Bob Miller passed away September 17, 2013, at the age of 88 while residing at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore. Bob was born May 22, 1925, in Weston, Mo., the son of Ethel Marie and Dan J. Miller, who preceded him in death. Bob was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Norma Miller, brothers, Wallace Miller and Raymond Miller, and sisters, Nancy Brushwood and Virginia Brushwood. Bob attended E.F. Swinney Elementary and Westport High School in Kansas City. Bob is survived by children, Phil Miller and wife Billie of Oklahoma City, Okla., Vicki McGraw and husband Bob of Grandview, Mo., and Dave Miller and wife Janet of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren and their spouses, Jeff (Erin) Miller, John Miller, Shaun (Anna) McGraw, Brian McGraw, Matt (Erin) Miller, and Brett (Michelle) Miller; five great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Lydia Miller and Metta George; and brother-in-law, Don Meints and wife Sharon. Bob was a World War II veteran. He proudly served as a tank driver in the US Army's 20th Armored Division which participated in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Bob met Norma while he was serving in WWII and Norma married the young, handsome veteran in 1946. They had their first child, Phil, in 1949. In 1950, Bob, along with Norma's father, built a one-bedroom house in Grandview. Vicki was born in 1951 and Dave in 1954. The house grew as the kids grew. Bob was very proud of his children and his grandchildren and loved to attend their games and activities whenever possible. Bob proudly wore his "Liberators" WWII hat and his OKC Yard Dawgz shirts that he received when he performed the season-opening coin flip for the Oklahoma City Arena Football League team that was owned by Phil. Bob worked for Southwestern Bell for 351/2 years until his retirement in 1982. Bob was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Masonic Lodge 618, the Scottish Rite, and was an Ararat Shriner. After retirement Bob served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Water District #1 in Grandview from 1982-1992 and volunteered with the Meals on Wheels organization. Services for Bob will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at the McGilley and George Funeral Home in Grandview. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. with the service to follow at 1 p.m. He will be buried with military honors at Mulberry Cemetery, near Amoret, Mo. The family would like to thank the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore and the Catholic Community Hospice for the loving care they provided to Bob. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com Arr.: McGilley & George Funeral Home, 12913 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO 64030 (816) 966-0250. M

Published in Kansas City Star from Sept. 20 to Sept. 21, 2013
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