Robert  Miller

Obituary of Robert Linn Miller

Robert Linn Miller, age 89, passed away peacefully at Dayton VA Hospice on February 19, 2017. He was born to Harland and Carrie (Reese) Miller in Fairmont, West Virginia. Robert graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1945, and answered the call to serve his country by enlisting in the United States Army on September 12, 1945. He served honorably until 1946, where he then went on to get his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Fairmont State College in 1952. Robert used that education and passion to serve the Westfall School District for 30 years. In those years, he taught students Math, English, and Physical Education. He is a Life member of the Pickaway County Retired Teachers Association, member of two bowling teams, and had the opportunity to travel to all 50 states in this nation. He was also a member of Williamsport United Methodist Church. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, baby sister Doris Miller, brothers Harland J “Pete” Miller, Paul Miller, James (Betty) Miller, Scott (Dorothy) Miller, and sister Dora Lee (Miller) Fitzgerald. Left to mourn Robert’s passing are his daughters; Connie R. (Miller) Shreves and her husband Michael, Cathy L. (Miller) Peart and her husband Roger, and Cheryl A. (Miller) Karn and her husband Philip. Robert is also survived by his bother/sister in law Carroll (Shirley) Miller and sister in law Virginia Miller; his grandchildren Joshua Peart, Robbie Shreves, R.H. Karn and his wife Tanya, and Barbara (Karn) Mayer and her husband Steve; his great-grandchildren Dylan Newton, Mason Peart, Carson Mayer, Wesley Mayer and Cohen Mayer; his cousin Michael Truog, who drove him to family reunions and was a close friend; as well as many nephews, nieces, cousin, and Roderick and Cooper. Memorial donations may be made to either the Dayton VA Hospice and Palliative Care, 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45428; the Williamsport United Methodist Church, Williamsport, OH 43164; or a charity of the givers choice. Visitation will be held at Defenbaugh-Wise-Schoedinger Funeral Home, located at 151 East Main St. Circleville, Ohio on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Local services will be held at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, West Virginia. Friends and family may visit on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 10AM until 12 noon. The funeral will be held in the funeral home at 12 noon with Reverend Andrew Tennant officiating. Interment will follow at the Samuel Linn Cemetery in Benton’s Ferry, West Virginia. Military honors will be held at the cemetery by the Marion County Veterans Council. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
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