Thomas Leary Miller Sr.

Born: Wed., Jul. 31, 1935
Died: Thu., Jul. 27, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 31, 2017
Location: Miller Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church

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Thomas Leary Miller Sr., age 81, of Webster Groves, formerly of Washington, passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Thomas was born on July 31, 1935, to the late James Lambert Miller Sr. and Hilda (nee Leary) Miller in Spencer, Iowa and was united in marriage to Marilyn Shotwell on June 18, 1960, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Washington.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 4 until 8 pm at Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations are appreciated to Grace’s Place Crisis Nursery, 302 Lafayette St, Washington, MO 63090, St. Patrick Center, 800 N Tucker Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63101, the Missouri Press Foundation, 802 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201, or the Washington Historical Society, 113 E. 4th St., Washington, Missouri 63090.


Thomas is survived by his wife, Marilyn Miller; five children, Tom Miller Jr. of Washington, Lynnette Miller of St. Louis, Caroline Miller of Webster Groves, son-in-law, Tom Schmitt of St. Louis, Scott Miller and wife Cindy of Webster Groves, and Suzanne Miller-Farrell and husband Paraig of St. Louis; two siblings, Bill Miller Sr. and wife Jackie of Washington and John Miller Sr. and wife Bonnie of Osage Beach; eight grandchildren, Will, Suzie, Thomas “Teddy,” Ian, Sam, Mary Grace, Mairéad “Margot,” and Rory; one godson, Bill Miller Jr.; other relatives; and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and two siblings, Jim Miller Jr. and Marian Hatcher.

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Bob and Marita Garbs
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Marilyn, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Tom was our classmate and friend. We will remember
all of you in our prayers.

Sr. Mary Jo Downey
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
Dear Marilyn, Bill, John and family, Please accept my condolence and prayers for Tom. I am so glad I had a visit with Tom at Marian''s funeral. I have fond memories of visits to Washington to see the cousins many years ago.. A Mass will be offered for Tom in Kansas City. Blessings on you during a difficult time

Annette Johnson Ruether
   Posted Tue August 01, 2017
Marilyn, I did not learn of Tom's passing until a couple of hours before his funeral. I have been keeping a 6yr old grandson for a few days and would have been unable to make arrangements to attend the service. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. I definitely would have attended the visitation if I had known before today. Please know I am thinking of you and would love to see and/or hear from you at any time.