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Robert L. Miller

Robert L Miller, 88, of Mulberry went to be with the Lord Friday, January 15, 2016 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community. He was born November 5, 1927 in Martinsville to the late Lloyd and Helen Foutch Miller. He graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School, University of Indianapolis and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. On August 20, 1955 he married Thelma Washburn in University Heights and she survives. Robert was a minister in the United Methodist Church for 39 years. The many congregations he served considered him a wonderful pastor. He also worked at Rostone as a tool and die maker for 19 years, retiring in 1993. He was a member of Stockwell United Methodist Church, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and was fiancial secretary for many years. Robert was a man of many talents, enjoyed fixing things and had a wonderful sense of humor. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving along with his wife are his children Jean Davis (Malcolm) of Lambertville, NJ, Carol Kelley (Carl) of Ft. Wayne, David Miller (Elaine) of Bargersville, grandchildren Evan and Wendy Davis, Bryan Kelley (Cassandra), Megan, Caitlin and Ian Kelley, Kara, Zachary and Lauren Miller, great granddaughters Brenna and Reagan Kelley.

Also survivng are his sisters Mary Novak of Baton Rouge, LA, Patricia Koeppen of Monticello and Elizabeth Bailey (Milt) of Columbia, MO.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to a 11:00 AM service on Friday at Stockwell United Methodist Church, Rev. Mark Berg officiating. Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Stockwell United Methodist Church or University of Indianapolis. Sign the guest book and leave memories at

Published in Journal & Courier on Jan. 18, 2016.
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January 25, 2016
We are sorry to hear about Rev Miller's passing. I went to Purdue with Jean and remember him. God be with you.
Paul & Chris Newman-Jacobs
January 23, 2016
My sympathy to you and your family. I knew Rev. Miller from the Williamsport Methodist Church. I was the organist. Your family was very well respected at our church. Blessings to you Thelma and your children.
Sharron (Moore) Cote
January 22, 2016
Our sympathy to Thelma and family from the Jefferson community.Thanks to Rev. Miller for being a part of my young Christian life.
Richard Moore
January 22, 2016
Rev. Miller and his loving family were a blessing to the Brook Church and the community in a time of transition to United Methodist. May he have peace, joy and comfort with the Lord. May God Bless his loving family and comfort them with his words.
Carolyn Weston Shireley
January 22, 2016
Dear Liz, Mary, and Pat,
I am so sorry I did not get to the calling or the service this morning. I would have loved to have seen all of you again. I remember each of you so fondly and was so sorry to learn of Bob's death. I have no excuse other than being forgetful. I am recovering well from my cancer surgery and am back to regular activities. I would love to talk with you. My phone is 765-743-5707 if you have time to call.
Carolyn Moses
January 18, 2016
A very special person who we had the privilege of knowing years ago. Our sympathy to his wife and family.
Ronald Scott
January 18, 2016
Although I knew Rev. Miller only through others, I'm grateful for his officiating at Bryan's and Cassandra's wedding in Fort Wayne. May Rev. Miller's entering into our Lord's strong embrace bring peace, celebration and solace to his loved ones. Respectfully, George -- Cassandra's dad, Brenna's & Reagan's grandpa.
George Lin
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