August 14, 1931 - May 10, 2016
Harlan Edward Miller, 84, of South Vienna, Ohio passed away on Tuesday May 10, 2016 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.
Harlan was born August 14, 1931 in South Vienna, the son of the late Neomi (Runyan) and Paul Everett Miller.
Harlan was a graduate of Catawba High School and worked for 20 years at Bauer Bros. Additionally, he delivered newspapers for Springfield News Sun for 30 years. Harlan was a member of the Nation Chapel United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg, the I.O.O.F. South Vienna Lodge #345, and the National Hay Association. He was a lifelong farmer who thoroughly enjoyed his work. Teaching his great grandchildren how to work on the farm was very rewarding for him.
Harlan is survived by his daughters, Peggy L. (Ed) Panknin of Westerville and Hope A. (Bill) Palmer of South Vienna; his granddaughter, Amanda Lazear (Timothy Helser) of Springfield; his step-grandchildren, Barbara Palmer of Springfield and David (Lisa) Palmer of St. Paris; his great grandchildren, Cole, Adam, & Wyatt Lazear of Springfield; his sister, Norma Taylor of Springfield; his brothers, Phillip (Sonja) Miller of Boiling Springs S.C.; his foster brother, Alvin (Judy) Croucher of Springfield; his sister-in-law, Eileen Hennis; his several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Terry Virts.
Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille Miller; his son, Harlan E. Miller Jr.; his brother-in-laws, John “Jack” Taylor and William “Bill” Hennis.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-7 PM on Friday, May 13, 2016 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in the funeral home with Pastor Phil Rode officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park, Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nation Chapel Church, the I.O.O.F. Lodge 345, or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Bill, Hope and family my condolences to you and your family.
So sorry to hear of your Dad passing. Sending thoughts and prayers your way. Your parents have always had a special place in my heart. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend the funeral. Love to you all. Lynn Hook Stoddard
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. It was an honor to know Harlan and Lucille through our association as hay growers. We were so glad he got to visit our farm last year. We have great pictures of him on the golf cart.
Peggy & Hope–I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing but we know he is now in the arms of Jesus and with your mother and brother. He has earned his reward! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We enjoyed Harlan when he visited our business location. With our deepest sympathy, Heritage Cooperative Agronomy Branch, Mechanicsburg, Ohio