Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home & Mount Moriah Cemetery South
10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
Richard Glen Miller
June 27, 1934 – July 18, 2020
Richard Glen Miller, 86, Town and Country, MO, formerly of Duenweg, MO and Blue Springs, MO, passed peacefully on July 18, 2020.
Richard (“Dick”) was born June 27, 1934, in Kansas City, to Richard Martin Miller and Athene Frazier Miller Crawford. Aunt Willeen Frazier Chapman (“Aunty”) contributed significantly to his upbringing after his father’s death due to ALS when he was 3.
Richard attended East High School in Kansas City. He graduated from Central Missouri State College where he met and married Jeanette Williams Miller Cordes in 1958. He later married the late Elizabeth Carr Miller from Duenweg, MO.
Richard loved to travel, and history of any kind was his passion, especially the Civil War. As children, we walked many a battlefield while he explained in detail the history. He was an avid reader and puzzler with a deep compassion for all animals, although English Bulldogs were his favorite. He had a high level of intellectual curiosity and loved passing down his knowledge on many topics to others.
He will be sadly missed by his former wife, Jeanette Miller Cordes; as well as his children: David (Jennifer) Miller, Dianna (Tom) Haley, Richard (Anna) Miller, Daniel Miller, Deborah Miller and Amanda (Tab) Badgett; grandchildren: Joshua, Maxwell, Mikinzie, Clayton, Nathan, Mickey, Kyle, Paige, Madelyn, Hannah, Bailey and Eli; and step grandson: Cory.
In addition to his father and second wife, he was predeceased by his mother, Athene, his stepfather, Harvey Crawford, and his Aunty, Willeen Chapman.
Due to current health restrictions, a private service, by invitation, will be held on August 8, 2020, 10:00 am at Mount Moriah Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life where we will enjoy many of Dad’s favorite things.
Private Services (by invitation)
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Richard Glen Miller
July 28, 2020
I worked in activities at the nursing home Richard resided at. He was a kind man and was friendly towards everybody. He always enjoyed happy hour and all social events. He was always out and about on the Alzheimer’s unit, being friendly to everybody. Every morning when I brought him his newspaper he would say things such as “ Good Man, I was waiting for ya” or “ Ahh thank you. I don’t care what they say about ya your alright in my book ( followed by a laugh and a smile.” He definitely had a pure heart. My deepest condolences to Dianna and the rest of the family. May Richard’s memory be a blessing. May he Rest In Peace.