David Miller
1938 - 2021
BORN
September 23, 1938
DIED
April 9, 2021
David Miller
September 23, 1938 - April 9, 2021
Overland Park, Kansas - David D. Miller, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on April 9, 2021. Recitation of the Rosary will be prayed at 10:15 am at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 71st and Metcalf, on Friday, April 23. Mass of Christian burial will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Benedictine Abbey at 1020 N. 2nd Street, Atchison, Kansas, 66002.
Dave was born on September 23, 1938, in Dodge City, Kansas. He attended Sacred Heart Grade School, which was just across the street from his home, where he lived with his parents, Walter and Kathleen, his brother Jerry and sister Mary. He graduated from St. Mary of the Plains High School in 1956 and began his college career at St. Benedicts College in Atchison, Kansas. Dave then went on to the University of Kansas, where he received both his MBA and law degree. While in law school, Dave married the love of his life, Mary Pat, and devoted himself to her for 58 years. She passed away just one month prior to him and was there to greet him as he left this world and entered into eternal life. It surprised no one that he was anxious to join his bride. Together, Dave and Mary Pat raised three children and lived in the same house for over 51 years. It is accurate to say stability was Dave's middle name.
Dave's first and only employer was United Missouri Bank where he worked from 1965 until he retired in 2001 as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel. His 36 years there provided him the opportunity to establish his reputation as a trusted advisor to many, including Crosby Kemper, Jr., Bess Truman, and Thomas Hart Benton. To say that he was respected at UMB is an understatement. Many people looked to him for measured and competent advice and recall, to this day, his high integrity. Dave was small in stature, but he was a giant of a man.
Anyone who knew him, knew that above all, his Catholic faith and his family were most important to him. Never a day passed that his wife or family questioned his steadfast love or the love of God our Father. He had a true servant's heart, and his gentle nature provided a soothing presence in the Miller home. His love of knowledge and the learning process was evident. The value he placed on education was known to his children and grandchildren, and he delighted in hearing about school decisions as well as career paths. He was simply interested in life and in always learning more, no matter his age. He loved to travel, experience new things, and his natural curiosity lives in all he left behind. Dave is survived by a daughter, Kathleen (husband Tracy), and two sons; John (wife Karen) and Patrick (wife Liz), 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his sister, Mary Pepin, and her three children. Our hearts are heavy, but we say to our Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle, "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
"It's only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own Home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."- Margaret Truman. Please visit www.Muehlebachchapel.com to express condolences to the family.


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Published by Kansas City Star on Apr. 18, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Apr
23
Rosary
10:15a.m.
Queen of the Holy Rosary Church
71st and Metcalf
Apr
23
Mass of Christian Burial
Queen of the Holy Rosary Church
71st and Metcalf
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Muehlebach Funeral Care
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Kathleen, John and Patrick, every time we think back about life on 67th Terrace there is always a smile on our face. Your parents were a huge part of that. So many great memories and so much great fun. It´s impossible to think about them as separate individuals. They were a team. And together they loved their family and friends with all their hearts. Our family is so fortunate to have had them in our lives. Our thoughts are with you.
Gary and Dianne Hansen
April 28, 2021
To the Family of David Miller,
We send our sincere sympathy to all of you the family of David Miller. Now both he and his dear wife are together in heaven. I know it is hard for all of you to loose them so close together, but it is best for them. Your dad was such a loving and caring person. He and your mom helped our family so much.
We had a mass said for your dad and all of you the day after he passed away.
May the Peace of Christ be with all of you,
Virginia and Deacon Cal Cathers
Virginia and Deacon Cal Cathers
April 22, 2021
Dave Miller was a wonderful neighbor, father, and husband. Dave was mild-mannered and soft-spoken but possessed a wickedly dry sense of humor. I will always be grateful for the 50 meter walks across the street to provide handyman services for my Mother. He was the most underpaid handyman in Kansas City.

With all my love and respect - Guy O’Gara & Family
Guy O'Gara
Neighbor
April 21, 2021
Dave was a trusted friend and mentor during my early days at UMB. He was a rational and calming thinker and influencer in an atmosphere that could easily become overcharged. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and all his family.
Frank Bramwell
Coworker
April 20, 2021
-Benedictine College
April 20, 2021
My prayers and sympathy are with the family of David and Mary Pat Miller. To lose both parents in such a short time is very hard. May they rest in God love and peace and may all of you know God's healing love. God bless you.
SMAgnes
Mary Agnes Patterson, OSB
Friend
April 19, 2021
What a beautiful tribute to this wonderful man whose presence added so much to the Gueguen family. He will be greatly missed, but is now where he belongs--with his beloved wife. May they rest in peace together.
Mike and Loretta Broker
April 18, 2021
David Miller was as kind hearted as they come and I will forever be grateful for his help, advice & guidance beginning my career at UMB. Enjoy your eternal rest and the reunion with your beloved.
Bonnie Wetzel
April 18, 2021