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MILLER, Leland Truman: Died 1982


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 1/9/2021 at 07:02:26


Leland Truman Miller, only son of Thomas Columbus and Ida May (Miller) Miller, was born northeast of Memphis, Mo. in Scotland County, in the Clay Point District, at the family homestead on June 5, 1902.

Death came to him Sunday, February 14, 1982, at 4:30 p.m. while he was taking a nap. He had been a resident of Hostle House, Edina, Mo., since September 25, 1981, after being in the hospital 20 days. He had a lingering illness for 28 years. He was treated with kind loving care by Dennis O. Jr. and Ina Small, owners and all the girls whom he loved dearly of their kindness and good care to him. He was happy to be with the since he was unable to be home. Olive took Jean many times to be with him. Dennie had taken Leland on Friday, Feb. 12th to visit Jean in Van Buren County Memorial Hospital, Keosauqua, Iowa, where they had a wonderful afternoon together.

Leland graduated from the Clay Point School after which he attended Agricultural School at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. for two years. Leland used his education well. He was a good farmer and machinery man until his health forced him to retire.

As a young child, Leland professed of his faith to God and became a member of the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church, north of Arbela, Mo. He later transferred his membership to the South Bethel Methodist Church, four miles west of Rutledge, Mo. He loved his church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent several years, as custodian helping financially and in any other way his health permitted.

In 1943, Leland and Jeans ??ocking of Gorin, Mo., purchased a farm W of Rutledge, in the Chaney District. They were married in their own home on March 18, 1944 by the Rev. Wilber Longstretta. They lived on their farm until 14 years ago when they moved to their home in Memphis, Mo., because of Leland's health.

He was a kind and loving husband and was loved by thase(err) who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his wife, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Jonathan Wesley McClamrock of Phoenix, Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Jean, sister, Mildred McClamrock of Phoenix, Arizona; one niece and her husband, Catherine and Lue Nelliner of Phoenix, Arizona; one nephew and his wife, Robert and Jean McClamrock of Tucson, Arizona, three great nephews, Ted, Allen and Cliff Nullner of Phoenix, Arizona; one great niece, Joyanne McClamrock, Tucson, Arizona, and a sister-in-law and her husband, Olive and Chan Bull, whom he loved as a sister, Memphis, Mo.; cousins: Marion Miller, Mabel Adams, Fleet Cunningham, Clarice Curry, Aylward, all of Scotland County, Olive Morrisson of Jerome, Idaho, Ora Butler of Buhl, Id., Kenneth Cunningham, St. Charles, Mo., Maude Grubb, Fulton, Mo., Mabel Poort of Topeka, Kansas and other relatives. He had many close friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Payne-Gerth Funeral Chapel on February 18, 1982 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Donald and Rev. June Cooper and Rev. Leon Buford officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs. Olive Bull, pianist and Rev. Kenneth Campbell, soloist, singing "In The Garden" and "God Will Take Care Of You."

Body bearers were Robert Hunolt, J.P. Childers, Virgil Woehrie, William Neagle, Roy Adams Jr., and Willis Otte.

Interment was in the South Bethel Cemetery, west of Rutledge, Mo. in Scotland County. Services were under the direction of Payne-Gerth Funeral Home of Memphis, Mo.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 139, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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