EDISON -- Memorial services for Jesse E. Miller were conducted from the Evangelical Free Church in Oxford, today (July 8, 2002) with Pastor Wes Holen officiating. Interment was in the Edison Cemetery at Edison.
Jesse Eugene Miller, 59 years of age of Edison, passed away July 2, 2002, in Council Bluffs, Iowa of natural causes.
He was born Dec. 14, 1942, in North Platte, the second of five children to Lloyd Eugene and Halcyon Victoria (Lutes) Miller. The family made their home in Indianola where Jesse attended elementary school and graduated from Indianola High School with the class of 1961. In 1962, he attended Chadron Teachers College in Chadron and an Auctioneer School in Missouri.
On Jan. 12, 1963, he was united in marriage to Judy Maxine Browning in Indianola and to this union three children were born: Ricky Eugene, Cathy Maxine and Tony Jay. In the early years of their marriage he worked for the Highland Electric Company as a lineman in Ovid, Colo. In 1968, the family moved to Oxford where he worked at Brooks Ford as a car salesman, and later he was co-owner of Oxford Motors. He owned Midwest Auction Company for several years and was a self-employed tool auctioneer the majority of his life.
After emphysema affected his voice, he became a semi-truck driver for Paul Bartel Trucking of Kearney where he worked for six years until the time of his death.
Jesse enjoyed western movies, country music, traveling, cooking, camping, playing scrabble and cards, and spending time with his family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed storytelling and making people laugh.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 40 years, Judy; two sons, Rick Miller and his girlfriend, Marla Menza of Odessa and Tony Miller and his wife, Kerri of Kearney; one daughter, Cathy and her husband, Don Kumm of Osmond; one sister, Patricia Blake of Avon, Ohio; two brothers, Boyd Miller and his wife, Nancy of Culbertson and Casey Miller of Denver, Colo; four grandchildren, Brittany Bartusch, Samantha Miller, Brandon Bartusch, Madisyn Miller and her soon to be brother or sister and a host of relatives and friends.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Miller; one brother-in-law, Jerry Browning and his mother and father-in-law, Jack and Marian Browning.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
The Nelson-Harris Funeral Home of Holdrege is in charge of arrangements.
Death cannot steal the memories
That we carry in our hearts
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
The cherished past imparts.
And memories of the one we loved
Will cast its gentle glow
To fill our days and light our paths
Wherever we may go.