Robert MillerRobert J. Miller, 84, of Anderson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Rawlins House in Pendleton after an extended illness.  He was born on February 29, 1932 in Oxford, Ohio to Torrence and Selysteen (Koerner) Miller.

Bob, a resident of Madison County for more than fifty years, worked in various factories in the area.  Most recently, he worked as a groundskeeper at Maplewood Cemetery in Anderson.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR and sitting quietly watching birds feed outside his window.  He developed a love of country-western culture that recently earned him the nickname, “cowboy”.  He will be lovingly remembered for his propensity to razz those close to him to bring a smile to their face.

He is survived by three brothers, Tom Miller, Bruce (Kim) Miller and Gary (Lori) Miller all of Clyde, Ohio; four sisters, Pam Smith of La Grange, KY, Marilynn (Bob) Widman of Republic, OH, Shirley Gregg of Clyde, OH and Paula (Scott) Mallernee of Keller, TX; one step-brother, James (Carol) Barrus of Clyde, OH; a niece Becky (Jim) Morris of Pendleton and a nephew, Bob (Cherie) Harvey of Noblesville.  Several other loving nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Bob is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ethel Mae Miller; his parents; one brother, Dale Miller; three sisters, Portia Smith, Betty Kelly and Mary Burr, and one step-sister, Sue Kollat.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Bob’s roommate, Lannie Gardner as well as to his favorite nurse, Julie, and all of the caring staff at Rawlins House.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family (c/o Keller Mortuary Services, PO Box 431, Lapel, IN 46051) to help defray the costs of final expenses.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.