James M. Miller

James M. Miller
Posted: Dec. 28, 2015 4:19 pm
James M. Miller, 91, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Jeff Anderson and Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial, with full military rites by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55, will be at Grand View Burial Park.
Family and friends are invited to Jim's life celebration at a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Miller was born Feb. 28, 1924, in Bowling Green, Mo., to William and Nina Jane Gilbert Miller.
He was married to Vera Mae Enslen on June 6, 1947, in Hannibal, Mo. She preceded him in death March 18, 2015.
Survivors include four children, Glen Allen Miller of Hannibal, Mo., Marion Gay Wilson (Jimmy) of Hannibal, Mo., Karen Ann Zerbonia (Richard) of Hannibal, Mo., Karla Kay McDonald (Cardell) of Hannibal, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, Keith Miller (Angie), Dustin Miller (Jennifer), Scott Miller (Michelle), Chanel Miller, Carl Largent (Wendy), Angel Vance (Shawn), Heather Cleavinger (Matt), Ron Elliott (Tiffany), Zachary Zerbonia (Todd), Brandon Dopp, Tyler Zerbonia, Taylor Hams (Seth), Jordan McDonald (Ashley), Derek McDonald (Laken), and Reece McDonald; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, James Leslie Miller; one brother, John Miller; and two sisters, Lucille Miller and Mary Winn.
Jim was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. He worked as a welder for over 30 years at Continental Cement Company in Hannibal, retiring in 1981. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing in his pond. He also enjoyed building things, and at one time he had a small business of sharpening saws. Jim was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon Emeritus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Miller's grandsons.
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