Kenneth J. Miller, 86 of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Solon, Ohio passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Kenneth James Miller was born April 26, 1921 in Delta, Ohio, the son of Clarence T. Miller and Mable E. Crossland Miller. Following graduation from high school, he graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the United States Navy during W.W. II aboard the USS Westpoint. Ken married Bette J. Cavill on August 4, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. He spent the next 30 years as an engineer with Surface Combustion in Toledo, as the head of Standards Engineering, until retiring. For the next 20 years, he owned and operated Ken Miller & Associates.
The couple raised cocker spaniel show dogs for 50 years and they were show judges. They also owned and operated Willowood Kennels. He had a private pilot license with a seaplane rating. Bette preceded Ken in death in 1998. In 2000, he moved to Warrensburg to be closer to family. He was a member of the Masons, Corinthian Lodge #265 in Warrensburg and also Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey L. Miller and his wife, Mary of Chilhowee, Missouri; a granddaughter, Jane McKissock of Tampa, Florida and two great granddaughters, Ava and Nina.
Memorial Masonic Services by Corinthian Lodge #265 will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg with Dale Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be left to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.