A Celebration of Life for Jeffrey D. ‘Pooh’ Miller, 59, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Matt Sturtevant officiating. Inurnment with military honors will follow at Clinton Cemetery.
Jeff died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Ashland, Kentucky, the son of Eldon P. and Ruth A. Murphy Miller. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1971, and from Kansas University in 1975. While attending KU, he worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
Jeff worked for ICL in North Lawrence for more than 35 years. He enjoyed all sports, but had a fond passion for playing golf, the St. Louis Cardinals, and KU Basketball. He often played Taps for Memorial Day services and at funeral services for veterans.
He married Janice K. Wingert on July 12, 1975, in Lawrence, She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Kyle Miller and fiancé Shelbie Harrell, Lawrence; a daughter, Emily Pritchard and husband Josh, Eudora; his father, Eldon Miller, Lawrence; his mother and stepfather, Wes and Ruth Buller, Lawrence; a sister, Jennifer Harris and husband Terry, Topeka; and one grandson, Caden Pritchard.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:30 Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jeff’s name to LMH Oncology, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.