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Robert Gene Miller

February 2nd, 1936 – March 22nd, 2020

Robert Gene Miller, 84, of Ipava, Il, passed away at 5:29 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Mason District Hospital in Havana, IL. He was born on February 2, 1936 in Smithfield, IL, the son of Robert K. and Zelma (Fierce) Miller. Gene married Carol Jean Sosey on May 12, 1957 in Cuba, IL. She survives.

Also surviving is his daughter, Debbie (and David) Berry of Ipava, 2 grandsons, Kurt (and Sarah) Palm of Stafford, VA and Kory (and Tabitha) Palm of Bushnell, IL, 3 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Connor and Bella Palm, brother, Eldon Miller of Cuba, sister, Carol (and Larry) Wilson of Atascadero, CA, 3 nieces and 3 nephews.

He was preceded by his parents and one nephew.

Gene was a farmer.

He served in the US Army from 1958 to 1960.

Gene was a graduate of the class of 1954 of Cuba High School. He was a member of the Ipava American Legion. He was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Baughman Cemetery in Smithfield, IL at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Ipava American Legion or Ipava Fire and Rescue Squad and sent to the funeral home address at PO Box 525, Astoria, IL 61501

Condolences


March 24th, 2020

Carol and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of Gene. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Bethany Keeler

March 24th, 2020

Sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

March 24th, 2020

Carol and family, sorry to hear of Gene’s death. Please accept our sincere sympathies. Roger always enjoyed working for Gene. With our love, Roger and Connie Wright

March 24th, 2020

We are so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed chatting with Gene!
Mike and Emily Hollenback

March 24th, 2020

Carol and family, I am so very sorry for your loss, Gene was such a kind and loving guy, and he will be missed by everyone. Higs and prayers to your families! God Bless. Merry Chambers

March 25th, 2020

So sorry to hear about Gene!...prayers are with your whole family!....Samantha & Randy Klinedinst

March 25th, 2020

Carol Jean and Debbie, So many wonderful memories of 4-H years. Prayers for you during this difficult time. Gene was a wonderful person πŸ’›βœ¨Al and Karen (Marshall) Bussone

March 25th, 2020

Dear Carol and family, so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. May you feel God's love and comfort during this difficult time. Rodney and Theresa Keefauver

March 25th, 2020

Carol, Debbie and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with Gene. May God comfort and bless you. Bob and Melba Baker

March 25th, 2020

Carol and Debbie. I have many fond childhood memories of time spent at the Miller’s. You all have a special place in my heart! RIP. Gene. Mark. Taylor

March 25th, 2020

Carol,Debbie and family, so sorry for your loss. Praying God will

March 25th, 2020

Carol, So sorry for your loss- Bob and Louise Abbott

March 25th, 2020

carol, debbie and family so sorry for your loss. praying God will give you peace and comfort. kathy cox

March 26th, 2020

My deepest sympathy. May God wrap his loving arms around you and surround you with loving memories. Cathy Churchill

March 26th, 2020

Carol & Debbie -So sorry to hear about your loss! Gene & Connie Lockard

March 26th, 2020

Carol & Debbie, so sorry to hear about Geno, the Fulton County Fair won't be the same. Butch Minor

March 26th, 2020

Carol & Debbie, so sorry to hear about Geno, the Fulton County Fair won't be the same. Butch Minor

March 26th, 2020

Carol so sorry for your loss Gale beadles

March 28th, 2020

Carol and family...so sorry for your lose. Know you are filled with memories..enjoyed having you as neighbors. Prayers. Barbara and
Ray Hamm and family

March 29th, 2020

To Carol,Eldon,Debbie,and families:Well,I barely knew Gene,but I knew you,Eldon,more.God bless all of you in your time of loss.Howard(Danny)Soper

March 30th, 2020

Carol Debbie and family so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing may God bless you all Jack & Donna Stutsman

March 31st, 2020

My prayers are with your whole family ! It was nice growing up with good neighbors in a neighborhood that was the best anyone could ever ask for ! Gene was a part of that going to cattle shows and being at events whenever something was needed ! Because of vital members like Gene and others it is the neighborhood I still call home ! God bless you all in these difficult times !! John Kelly

March 31st, 2020

Sorry for your loss. I myself didn't know him well. I was in school with Debbie. Gloria Sizek Stephenson

April 2nd, 2020

Carol: So sorry to hear of Gene's passing, sending prayers to you and family. Carol & Rich Leezer