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May 10, 2012

Ellis Francis Miller Jr.

80; of Jeffersonville

Ellis Francis Miller Jr., 80, of Jeffersonville, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in New Albany, and retired from MKM Machinery. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, enjoyed gardening, woodworking and was a Navy veteran.  

He is survived by his wife, Viola Miller; five daughters, Gwen Vogt and her husband, John, of Portsmouth, Va., Lisa Hustedt and her husband, Mark, of Colorado Springs, Co., Joyce Molzof, of Sellersburg, Deborah Johnson and her husband, Randall, of Austin, Carolyn Steward, of Charlestown, and Charles Whitaker Jr., of Memphis; a sister, Mary Alice Vest and her husband, Jerry, of Jeffersonville; 11 grandchildren; and 10  great -grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Albanese Miller; a son, Scott Ellis Miller; parents, Ellis Francis Miller Sr. and Barbara Keller Miller; and a brother, William Miller.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Cremation was chosen and Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville, is handling the arrangements.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Crusade for Children.

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