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Elmer William Miller, 84, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Tipton Oak Manor, Tipton.
Elmer was born on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1925, the son of Leo and Agnes Kramer Miller. He attended Gilroy and St. Andrew Grade School. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1943. He served in the 70th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army from 1943 - 1946 as a G2 Technician in the Pacific Theatre. Elmer was married to Sara Knipp on October 17, 1946. He had a large array of work including cattle farming, Manor Bread route, Metropolitan Insurance, Miller Packing Plant, school bus driver, Tipton Mutual Insurance, building grandfather clocks and woodworking. Volunteer work and interests were reading Harold Bell Wright and Zane Gray, bookkeeping at the Nutrition Center, tour guiding at McClay Mansion, volunteering for the Knights of Columbus bingo and serving on the Tipton Oak Manor Board, attending Army reunions, writing his memoirs and daily journal, avid card playing, visiting shut-ins and serving as a 55+ year 4th Degree Knight and a lifetime member of American Legion. Survivors include: a son, Joe Miller and his wife Linda of Boonville; four daughters, Janice Moore and her husband Gerald of Kansas City, Kan., Marilyn Speer and her husband Clifton of Austin, Texas, Angie Uptergrove and her husband Perkins of Camdenton, and Cindy Bracht and her husband Ron of Mexico; two sisters, Martha Moss and her husband Bill of Tipton, and Loretta Colantonio and her husband Tom of Marquette, Mich.; one brother, Robert E. Miller and his wife Judy of Paola, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Sara in 2006 and an infant son, Daniel Miller. The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tipton. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today, Friday, March 5, at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew's School. Arrangements are under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home, Tipton.
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