Reginald Milbern

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Reginald L. Milbern of Cincinnati, Ohio, affectionately known as Reggie, passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. He was born in Casey County Dec. 12, 1942. The rest of his life was spent in Ohio. He graduated from high school at Lebanon, Ohio. He studied art at the Dayton Art Institute and at the Central Academy of Art in Cincinnati, and embarked on his life's work as a commercial artist. After he retired, he spent his free time carving beautiful objects from wood. Reggie was a history buff. He liked to find and explore old Indian trails in Kentucky and Ohio and the trail where the first settlers came into Kentucky at Cumberland Gap. He liked to think that he had walked in the footsteps of Daniel Boone. He was an outstanding citizen and believed in doing what was right. He was active in civic affairs in the city of Lebanon. His circle of friends included doctors, lawyers, judges and the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who lived in Lebanon for a time. Reggie requested to be buried beside his grandfather, Edward Douglas, in the cemetery at Middleburg. Reggie was preceded in death by his father, Glen Milbern, and his brother, Eddie Milbern. He is survived by his mother, Beulah Douglas Milbern of Monroe, Ohio; his son, Doug, of Cincinnati; twin daughters, Clara of Cincinnati and Lana of Charlottesville, Va.; a step-daughter, Rachel Teller Czar; two step-grandchildren; four sisters, Glenda Penley of Monroe, Ohio, Marcia Rogers and Pam Lindsay of Middletown, Ohio, Paula Harger of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Kevin Milbern of Fayetteville, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Janice Milbern of Russellville, Ark.; eight nieces; three nephews; a great-nephew; a great-great-nephew; and a great-great-niece. He loved his family and enjoyed family gatherings.
Published in The Casey County News on Jan. 7, 2015