Malcolm Irwin Miles

July 22, 1946March 26, 2019

Former Liberty business man and community leader, Malcolm I. Miles, 72, died Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019, at Reid Health in Richmond after a long illness.

Malcolm was born in Richmond on July 22, 1946, to Maurice and Carmen Earhart Miles. He graduated from Short High School in 1964 and achieved his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville in 1968. On October 7, 1967, Malcolm was married to the former Marilyn M. Pflum at St. Gabriel Church in Connersville. Malcolm was the former co-owner and president of Miles-Richmond, Inc. and was instrumental in the organization of the Whitewater Valley Jaycees.

He was a life-long member of Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of Liberty Lodge #58 F.& A.M., Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine. Malcolm was involved in many community projects and organizations, including serving as area vice-president of the Indiana Builders Association, chairman of the Wayne County Builders Association, chairman of the board of Dunn Mental Health Center, secretary of the board of trustees at Fayette Regional Health Systems and a member of the board at Ivy Tech. He was also a member of the Liberty Country Club and Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Evansville. In February of 2018, Malcolm was inducted in to the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Malcolm is survived by his wife of 51 years; his daughters and their husbands: Melissa Shepler and Rod of Liberty, Mary Mendenhall and Joe of Eaton, Ohio; four grandsons: Gehrig Shepler and his fiancé, Karlie Gragido; Denton Shepler, all of Liberty; Cooper and Seth Mendenhall, both of Eaton, Ohio; his brother: Jim Miles of Liberty; his sister: Ellen Roi of Oxford, Ohio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ruth E. Pflum, Richard and Joanne Pflum, Lona Pflum, Lowell Pflum, David and Judy Pflum, all of Connersville; Phillip and Diana Pflum of Milton, Jim and Diane Pflum Jones of Cincinnati, Ohio; Dennis and Carolyn Pflum Nutty of Liberty; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, Malcolm was preceded in death by an infant brother: William Ray Miles and in-laws: Paul Pflum, Jr., Robert Pflum, Kay Pflum, Robert and Delores Pflum Bates, Walter and Frances Pflum Caudle..

Memorial masonic services conducted by Liberty Lodge #58, F.& A.M. will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church in Liberty followed by the funeral service. Rev. Scott Bell will officiate. Friends may visit at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Interment will be in College Corner Cemetery in West College Corner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Foundation or to the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty is in charge of the arrangements


  • Visitation Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Masonic Service followed by Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Interment Friday, March 29, 2019

Malcolm Irwin Miles

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wanda farmer

April 4, 2019

Prayers go out to the family, so sorry for your loss. Malcolm was a wonderful person who always had a huge smile and kind words. No doubt he will be missed by all who knew him.
Love, Wanda, Cole and Johnny Farmer

ron angermeier

March 29, 2019

Most of my contact with Malcolm was in the group of TKEs that would try to gather once a year for golf. I think he made every outing until his health wouldn't allow for safe travel and he was one of the top golfers of the group. I think like the rest of us these gathering were more about friendships than the game of golf. His determination to attend over shadowed the ill affects of his health. I'm sure that same purpose of mind over body carried him longer than most in his same physical condition. Our sympathy to Marilyn and all the Malcolm's family. His friends in the TKE fraternity will miss him.

Dale Schuster

March 28, 2019

To Marilyn and family. I am sad to hear of Malcolm's passing. I still remember the special reunion that You, Malcolm, Ed, Mona, Bob, Carol, Jim, and if I've forgotten anyone I apologize held for me in Oct. of 2004. I will be praying for you and your family.
Dale E. Schuster.

Kristy Richards

March 28, 2019

There are to many memories to list them all. I don't think I ever heard him call me by my full name. It was ALWAYS just "Kris". But I always knew who it was and loved it. Until you grow up and experience a neighborhood family you will never understand the love that is there. It was like having another dad around. He was just one of those special people that always made you smile and you knew you could trust.

Fuzzy Lake

March 28, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Malcolm and I spent some time having some good theological discussions together. May God give you comfort and peace.
Fuzzy Lake

Laney Clevenger

March 28, 2019

I feel sad that one of my classmates of 1964 is gone. I'll always remember Malcolm's gentle smile and demeanor. Prayers for peace for Marilyn and family as you go through this time. May your memories and love help you find peace, as Malcolm continues on his journey of Love, free of suffering.

Joanna Remley

March 27, 2019

Marilyn and family. So sorry to hear of the loss of Malcolm. He was truly a nice gentlemen. Always had a hello for everyone. May your memories help you through this most difficult time. Prayers for the family.

Louanna Booth

March 27, 2019

Always a smile. Always talking to you. Love the memories. Larry and Louanna Booth and family

Joy Abernathy

March 27, 2019

Bruce and I wish you and your family much love during this difficult time. We keep you in our hearts and prayers.

Deborah Lewis

March 27, 2019

So sorry for your loss