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Edward George Miller, 94, of Centralia and formerly of McLeansboro, died 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia. He was born May 1, 1921, in Pinckneyville, the son of George K. Miller and Elizabeth (Franck) Miller. He married Wanda L. Owen on Jan. 10, 1942, in St. Louis; she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2006. He is survived by one son, Edward David Miller and wife Donna of Pinckneyville; two daughters, Mary Ann Sands and husband Bill of Centralia and Carolyn Sue Sheraden and husband Randy of Sebring, Fla.; a sister, Evelyn Koenigstein of Sebring, Fla.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda, and an infant daughter, Patricia Lynn Miller. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Miller was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on March 17, 2007. He was a Private First Class in the United States Army, Field Artillery and served World War II in the South Pacific. He was an avid fisherman and squirrel hunter. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Brother James Sherman officiating. Burial will be at Sneed Cemetery in McLeansboro. A memorial will be held Dec. 5 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehova’s Witnesses in Centralia at 2 p.m. Visitation will be from noon until the time of servces on Nov. 23 at the funeral home. Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on  November 26, 2015
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