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James R. Miller

1935 ~ 2020 (age 84)


HERINGTON -  James R. Miller, 84

James Robert Miller, died Thursday afternoon at the Morris County Hospital surrounded by his family.  He was the sixth child of seven children born to Henry William and Hazel Marian (Burdette) Miller.

James attended Delavan Grade School and graduated from Wilsey High School in 1953. On September 23, 1956, he married Carol Jean Bennett.  Together they raised three sons, Kevin, Kent, Kirby, and one daughter, Kristie. 

James was a life time farmer.  When he was not farming he enjoyed being a carpenter and working with oil field production.  He was an avid follower of the KU Jayhawks and a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals.  He enjoyed going to the casino, scratch offs and traveling on trips with his family. 

Proceeded in death by his parents; four brothers, Henry, Jr., Jerry, C. E. “Eddie” Miller, and Don; two sisters, Kathleen and Marilyn; and grandson, Aaron. 

Survivors are his wife, Carol Miller of Delavan; sons, Kevin Miller (wife-Jackie) of Delavan, Kent Miller (wife-Betsy) of Rossville, Kansas, Kirby Miller of Woodbine; daughter, Kristie Miller (Vic) of Hutchinson; seven grandchildren, Allisha, Dusty, Lana, Megan, Coty, Ashlynn, and Brady; sixteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:00am, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church-Herington, with Rev. Bill Neuman, officiating.  Graveside service will follow at the Delavan Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers was sons, Kevin, Kent, and Kirby Miller, daughter, Kristie Miller, and grandsons, Coty and Dustin Miller.  Family will greet friends, Monday evening at the Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 

Memorials have been designated to the Dickinson County Home, Health & Hospice, or the Morris County Hospital Foundation; and may be sent in care of Yazel- Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home-Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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Visitation with the Family
January 13, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Yazel-Megli Funeral Home - Herington Chapel
404 S Broadway
Herington, KS 67449

Funeral Service
January 14, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
114 N 8th St
Herington, KS 67449

Interment following funeral service
January 14, 2020

Delavan Cemetery
U Ave & S 2500 Rd
Delavan, KS 67449


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