Robert Stanley Miller

Robert Stanley Miller

A graveside memorial service with military honors for Robert Stanley Miller, 79, Lawrence, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2013, at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Miller died Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.

He was born July 12, 1934, in Lawrence, to William Lafayette and Effie L. Fetty Miller. He was a proud Lawrence native and worked as an automotive mechanic for 40 years, serving 25 years at McCrory Otasco. He was married to Sylvia Higgins for 14 years.

Mr. Miller served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the honor guard.

Survivors include: Robert S. Miller II (son) and wife Randi Stout of Manhattan, KS; Rick D. Freeman (son) of Paducah, KY; Sarah M. Miller (daughter) of Lawrence, KS; Sherry Wherry (daughter) and husband Ridley of Wichita Falls, TX; Margie Hopkins and Patty Dillon (step-sisters), of Lawrence, KS; Helen Miller (sister-in-law) of Redding, CA; Jessica Freeman (granddaughter) of Lawrence, KS; Joshua Freeman (grandson) of Topeka, KS; Amber Wherry (granddaughter) of Wichita Falls, TX; and Sylvia Bigsby (former wife) and husband Steve of Lawrence, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; William L. Jr., Wesley W., Donald A., Lloyd C., Glenn A., and step-brothers Danny and Donnie Dillon.

The family suggests memorials to the VFW Post 852, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Sept. 6, 2013