Harvey D. Miller, Jr.
Harvey D. Miller, Jr., 75, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, May 25, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.
He was born February 13, 1937 to Harvey D. Miller, Sr. and Marjorie Jane (Jones) Miller in St. Joseph. They preceded him in death. He married Peggy (Boppenmeyer) Miller on July 26, 1958. She survives of the home.
He graduated from Central High School in 1955 and St. Joseph Jr. College, now Missouri Western, in 1957.
He retired from Farm & Home Savings. He had also worked for Wyeth Hardware and Richmond Screw Anchor.
He was an active member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church, having served on the committee for the building of a new sanctuary and also the Building on Love committee that saw the building of an Enrichment Center.
He was a 50 year member of Charity Zeredatha Masonic Lodge #189. He also belonged to the York Rite bodies of St. Joseph, and Moila Shrine. He enjoyed his membership in the Moila Legion of Honor where he served as Commander and then the C.S.S.A. Commander. Harvey was elected the International Finance Officer of the International Legion of Honor and served in that capacity for 9 years. Two highlights of his career in this organization were when he was named the “Nobel of the Year” for the International in 2004, and in 2006 when he assisted the International Commander in the laying of the Wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Harvey also enjoyed his 26 year membership in the Moila Hot Sand Bugs.
Additional survivors: daughters, Kelly Simmons (Steve), Austin, Texas and Kathleen Timberlake (John) of Flemington, New Jersey; granddaughters: Ashley Simmons, Chelsea Simmons, Briana Timberlake, Morgan Timberlake and one grandson, Jason Timberlake; and one great-grandson: Matthew Andrews; sisters: Deana Adams (Lloyd) and Rose Kurtz (Mike, deceased), both of St. Joseph; brother: Ed Miller (Beckie) of Liberty, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial Services: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church. The Family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. There will be a Masonic Service 5:30 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers to Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church or Moila Transportation Fund.