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.