Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World War II vet Elton B. Miller passed away Sunday

Elton B. Miller, age 84 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Eaton, Ohio passed away at 4:09 P.M. Sunday October 24, 2010 at his residence. Elton was born December 4, 1925 in Gettysburg, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Ruth (Brewer) Miller who lived in Gettysburg and his 2 day old son Gary Ray Miller also of Gettysburg.

Elton graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1943. He went on to receive both his B.S. in Education and Master’s Degree from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. While he was at Miami he was honored to be inducted into 3 Honorary Fraternities. His career of 29 years in Public Education included 7 years of classroom teaching and 22 years of administrative assignments. He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in medical administration division of the U.S. Army. His tours of duty took him to India, Burma and the Chinese Theatre. He was also a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren.

Elton leaves his wife Thelma Jean (Detrick) Miller of Greenville. They were married for 64 years August 15, 2010. He is also survived by his son and daughter in law Wayne and Vana Miller of Blytheville, Ark., and his daughter Kathy Jones of Crossville, Tenn. One grandson Kevin of Mississippi, as well as 2 brothers and sisters in law Gerald and Alta Miller of San Antonio, Texas and Harold and Helen Miller of Alachua, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday October 29, 2010 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish and Pastor Ralph Detrick co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Creek Cemetery Bradford, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. and on Friday 1/2 hour prior to the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Resident’s Aid Fund at the Brethren Retirement Center of Greenville, Ohio

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