Edward J. Miller
Edward J. “Ed” Miller, age 83 of Sullivan, MO, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, MO.
Ed was born in Nowata, OK, the son of Walter and Odessa (Southerland) Miller. He grew up in Nowata and also attended school there. Ed honorably served his country in the United States Army from March 1960 to April 1962. He was united in marriage to Lydia Jaramillo on October 26, 1963 in Grants, NM. Ed and Lydia were blessed with three daughters: Sharon, Lisa and Mary Beth.
Ed was employed in the uranium mines in New Mexico. He then moved his family to Oklahoma, where he was self-employed in the oil fields. Ed and Lydia finally made their home in Sullivan, where Ed was employed by Pea Ridge Mine. Prior to retiring in 1999, Ed worked as a welder building the Callaway Nuclear Plant.
Ed was a master gardener and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, making memories with his grandchildren and spending time with his buddies at the V.F.W. and Eagles Halls.
Ed is survived by his wife, Lydia Miller of Sullivan, MO; two daughters, Sharon Moleres and husband, Jack, of Grants, NM and Mary Beth Alferman and husband, Derek, of Washington, MO; son-in-law, Mark Van Leer of Sullivan, MO; eight grandchildren: Eric Hercules and wife, Jessica, of Strafford, MO, Holly Latham and husband, Scott, of Denver, CO, Stephen, Denis, Christina and Damen Moleres all of Grants, NM, and Lydia and Tommy Alferman of Washington, MO; two great-grandchildren, Elijah and Elle Hercules; four brothers: Sonny Miller of Nowata, OK, Buzz Miller of Marshville, WV, Fred Miller and wife, Laura, of Nowata, OK, and Dub Miller and wife, Bonnie, of Nowata, OK; two sisters, Eleanor Collier of Nowata, OK and Beth Bates of Pryor, OK; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Van Leer; and his parents, Walter and Odessa Miller.
Private family services were conducted Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, MO.
Friends may send online condolences to the Miller family at www.eatonfuneralhome.com.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan.