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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Darrell Eugene Miller

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  • Darrell Eugene Miller, 69, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 4:14 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Memorial Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.  
    Private graveside services and burial will be at Grand View Burial Park.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 at 8 p.m., at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Mo.
    Mr. Miller was born February 1, 1944, in Quincy, Illinois, to Eugene M. and Nellie McCleery Miller.
    He was married to Glenna Palmer on April 23, 1982, in Hannibal, Mo. She preceded him in death July 21, 2009.
    Survivors include 3 children, Kimberly Epley (Donald) of Payson, Ill., Katheren Thomure (Kent) of New London, Mo., and Darrell L. Miller (Cathy) of Kinderhook, Ill.; 1 brother, Harold Miller of Quincy, Ill.; 7 grandchildren,  Crystal Zehnle (Michael),  Morgan Epley, Dylan Epley, Corey Thomure (Ellen), Kyle Thomure (Brooke), Courtney Thomure, Shane Miller, 3 Great-Grandchildren, Rhylan Zehnle, Sarah Thomure and Tanner Thomure.
    He is preceded in death by 1 sister, Marilyn Stice.
    Mr. Miller was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked as a construction laborer with Local Union #424. Mr. Miller enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a faithful caregiver to his dogs, that he deeply  loved. Darrell also loved being with his family and his grandkids. He liked bar-b-que’s and was a talented cook, who made the best chili. He was a Christian by faith.
    Memorial contributions may be made to the Donor’s Choice in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Duke Palmer, Darren Epperson, Steve Dudding, Donnie McLeod, Jimmy Palmer and Mike Charlton.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.
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