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Michael L. Miller was the firstborn child of Alex A. Miller and Ruth J. (Leach) Miller in Uniontown, PA on January 10, 1943. Mike was the oldest of three children having a younger sister, Cheryl, and a younger brother, Allan. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1960 and went on to Penn State University on an academic scholarship from Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation, graduating in 1964 with a degree in chemical engineering.
      During his career, Mike had the opportunity to work with several different companies in the industrial gas industry around the country. These included Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel in Steubenville, Ohio, The Great Plains Coal Gasification Plant in Beulah, North Dakota, AIRCO Industries, and the Compressed Gas Association in Washington, DC.
     In 1965, Mike married his high school sweetheart, Margaret "Peg" Ann Romesburg. From this union, they were blessed with three sons: Dr. Erik M. Miller of Lamar, Missouri; Brett J. Miller of Lamar, Missouri; and Dr. Kirk A. Miller of Kansas City, Missouri. They blessed Mike with four granddaughters and two grandsons: Brianna and Gabi, daughters of Dr. Erik Miller and Brenda (McDaniel) Miller; Carmen and Wilson, daughter and son of Brett Miller and Marsha (Swavely) Miller; and Simon and Eva, son and daughter of Dr. Kirk Miller and Stephanie (Brown) Miller.
      Mike began to experience serious health issues in his mid-50s. To be closer to his children and grandchildren, he and Peg moved to Lamar, Missouri in 1999. Through divine healing and the attentive care of Dr. Erik Miller, Mike was able to resume a productive life while in Lamar. He served on the city council and helped to establish the “Gifts for Jesus” charity. Understanding the importance of education, Mike established and helped to personally fund several education and merit scholarships at Oakton United Methodist Church, Jefferson County Christian School in Steubenville, Ohio, and Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
      Mike always believed that God provides unique gifts to all of us. Though not the same or in equal portion, he felt that we all have the responsibility to use these gifts to serve others until we go “home”. Just because someone is older or infirmed, this should not hinder them from finding ways to use the gifts they have. Mike learned that you cannot out-give God.
     The more you are a blessing to others, the more blessings God will pour out to you.

     A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 20th at the Oakton United Methodist Church.. The family will receive friends from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, Missouri.

     Flowers may be sent or contributions are suggested to the Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.  

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#24 Seal Beach, CAEmily Knell 2012-11-13 09:02
My Father, Everett Knell wanted to express to you the fond memories he has of Mike back at Penn State approx. 1964-1965, apparently Mike would help him with his Organic Chemistry homework. :-) My dad always looks at the "In Memory" section of the Penn Stater magazine & saw Mike's name in there last night & said "I remember Mike, he was a real terrific guy." I found this obit page & printed it out for him. My Mother & Father are High School sweethearts too.
#23 Seymour TNEllen Vickers 2012-01-23 16:10
Dr Erik Miller and family I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless you.
#22 Lamar, MOCarla & ShyAnn Jones 2012-01-21 11:44
We are so sorry to hear about Mike. We didn't know until yesterday, 01-20-12. We want all of you to know that we are thinking about you and if you need anything do not hesitate to get ahold of us. Mike was well loved and will greatly be missed. Keeping you in our prayers.
Carla and ShyAnn
#21 Wayne, NJTeri and Bob McDevitt 2012-01-20 17:57
Peg, Teri and I send our heartfelt condolences on Mike's passing. The special bond of Brothrehood that he and our AXE pledge brothers share can never be broken. Mike was largely responsible for our closeness especially these last 25 years. We will all miss him. I know he is now with his Lord and Savior. Our prayers are with you too.
#20 Tarentum, PACharlie & Virginia Mortimer 2012-01-20 12:02
Peg and Family. Our prayers are with you all at this difficult time. I know life for alively person like Mike was a struggle for him and all of you the last couple of years. That he walked with God and then like Enoch was taken home we remaining will savor but ache over. We had hoped to come see you all at your new place, but now try to keep in touch and look you up on a future trip to Eric in Tulsa. God be with you . C=C Mort
#19 Mentor, OhioJudy Williams Muny 2012-01-20 05:45
Peggy, So sorry to hear about Mike (Carol Price Wallace just informed me). Haven't seen you 2 for awhile, but often think about our classmates. I know he struggled with health issues & know that you would have been the perfect caregiver. Stay strong.

Love, Judy
#18 Charles Town, WVSydney Moyer Walsh 2012-01-19 17:55
Peg, I want to extend my sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of our friendship from high school.
#17 Cathy Williams 2012-01-19 08:25
Dr. Miller and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#16 Punta Gorda, FLTed Goodwin 2012-01-19 08:06
Dear Peggy,

I am truly saddened to have received this news. But I am confident that the support that you will receive from family and close friends, in addition to your strong faith and rich memories of your life with Mick, will help to sustain you.
#15 janice orahood 2012-01-18 17:29
Words cannot express my heartfelt feelings for your loss. May God bless all of you and your family in your loss. Hugs to all!!!

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