Butler County Times Gazette
  • Obituary: Marvin Miller

  • Marvin Miller, El Dorado, passed away on July 13, 2014
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  • Marvin Miller, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.  
    A visitation with family will be held  from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.      Services for Marvin will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at First Baptist Church in El Dorado, with interment at Sunset Lawns Cemetery.  
    Survivors include: his wife, Harriet Miller of the home; children, Janet (Stanley) Cox of Leon, Deborah (Marvin) Daniels of El Dorado, Virgil (Michael Van Eimeran) Miller of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Steve (Marlene) Dettwiler of Andover, and Susan (Steve) Edwards of El Dorado; his twin sister, Maxine Harmon of Olney, Ill., and Barbara (Doug) Elvers of Ozella, Fla;  eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  
    Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, Einer and Mary Miller; wife, Sylvia Miller; brother, Thorwald Miller; sister, Esther Usnick; and infant sister, Marcine Miller.
    Marvin was born on the family farm in Clyde, Neb. on April 4, 1929, the youngest and only boy in a set of triplets. He was raised on the farm and graduated from North Bend High School. Marvin served in the Army from 1949 to 1952 during the Korean conflict.  After marrying Sylvia McLemore in 1953, he moved to El Dorado where he began his employment with Skelly Refinery.  He retired from the refinery in 1986.  In 1982 he married Harriet Dettwiler in El Dorado, where they resided until his passing.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado, Patmos Lodge # 97, Wichita Consistory, and OCAW International Union in El Dorado.  He and Harriet delivered Meals-On-Wheels and he was a devoted hospital visitor to fellow lodge members.  He enjoyed family reunions and class reunions.  Marvin did not know a stranger and was a good friend to all he knew.
    Memorials may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and First Baptist Church and may be sent to Kirby-Morris Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.

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