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Harry Eldon "Buddy" Miller

06 November, 2005 by troy glidden

Mr. Harry Eldon "Buddy" Miller, age 76, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 3:14 AM, Sunday, November 6th, 2005 peacefully at Angel Arms, McPherson, Kansas.

Harry Eldon “Buddy” Miller, the son of Harry Purl and Martha Pauline (Ellis) Miller was born August 4, 1929, the first grandson on this father’s side. He was one of seven children born to this union, five sons and two daughters: Bernadine, Buddy, Nyland, Darwin, Jessie, Betty, and Arthur. Buddy attended the Roxbury area country schools and helped his parents along with his siblings with all the chores that came with the farm. Buddy enjoyed farming and learned some mechanic work along the way.

Buddy worked in Salina, Kansas for a Seed Company as a helper and then for the International Mill as a flour packer. Buddy later moved to Abilene, Kansas and while living there he worked for a Texaco Station for approximately four years. He then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado and while living there for five years he worked as a mechanic for the Sears Store. After moving back home, Buddy went to work for Everett Jensen and helped him out at the Roxbury Service Station.

Buddy was a Christian, loving and caring son, brother, uncle, and friend. His wise counsel, gracious smile, and sense of humor will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He was very fond of his nieces and nephews and always looked forward to visiting them and their families and the times they would share together. Buddy enjoyed his walks through his neighborhood and working on crafts.

Harry Eldon “Buddy” Miller, age 76, of McPherson, KS , passed away at 3:14 a.m., Sunday, November 6th, 2005 peacefully at Angel Arms, McPherson, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Nyland W., Darwin L., and Jesse Walter Miller; and a sister, Bernadine M. Hoyt.

Surviving members of his family include his sister, Betty A. Swartz, of McPherson, Kansas; his brother, Arthur Dale Miller, of McPherson; his sister-in-law, Earlene Miller; four nieces and three nephews: Garland Hoyt and his wife Reta, James Hoyt and his wife Michelle, Jackie McLean and her husband John, Marlene Ficken and her husband Terry, Donna Pilkington and her husband Don, Tom Hoyt and his wife Jeannette Bonjour, Gennie Wynne and her husband Jack; seventeen great nieces and nephews; twelve great-great-nieces and nephews other relatives and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Bob Fleennor on Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., at the Glidden—Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas. Special music “Beyond The Sunset” and “In The Garden” will be sung by Jill Reifschneider and accompanied by Joyce Hall, organist.

The final resting place will be the Valley View Cemetery, Roxbury, Kansas.

Memorials in memory of Buddy are suggested to the McPherson Relay For Life.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday November 8th, 2005 from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

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