Lester Earl Miller

February 15, 1919 ‒ June 24, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Lester Earl Miller, 97, of Mansfield passed away peacefully, at home Friday, June 24, 2016.

The son of Harvey and Grace (Palm) Miller, Lester was born February 15, 1919.

After graduating from Johnsville high school, Lester served in the Army Air Corp.  As a Sergeant during WWII he was a P38 airplane and engine mechanic.  Lester was honorably discharged in 1945.

A beautiful young lady named Adelaide McKeal caught his eye and the pair soon married on February 12, 1944.

Lester worked for Tappan where he worked for over 40 years before retiring.

A lifelong area resident, Lester attended Berean Baptist Church, and was a member of the Richland Roamers Traveling Club and the Tappan Quarter Century Club.  He loved woodworking and vacationing with family.  Together, Lester and Adelaide traveled across the country.  They had been to all 50 states as well as Mexico.

He is survived by his loving wife Adelaide Miller of Mansfield; children Judith (Charles) Eidt of Lexington, Jack (Becky) Miller of Mansfield, and Patricia (Steve) Graham of Mansfield; 4 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son James Leroy Miller, sisters Evelyn Johnson and Birdella Smith.

The Miller family will receive friends Monday, June 27, 2016 from 11-11:30 a.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service celebrating Lester’s life will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Berry will officiate and burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the American Legion Post #535 of Bellville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Richland Pregnancy Services may be made through the funeral home.

To view Lester’s tribute video or express a message of sympathy to his family please visit:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss.
    May the family be comforted by the words found
    At John 5:28,29

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family as you mourn the loss of your loved one. We remember Lester’s trip to Middletown bringing doll furniture. Lester had a long and wonderful life and know that he will be missed; however, he has left many wonderful memories. Ed and Rose Grau

  • Lester was a godly man and loved his family and friends. I will never forget going to Nova Scotia and while at the 45th parallel changing out the leaf spring on his camper along side the road. He carried a spare spring in his camper. He was also was proud to have built cottages at Lake Erie and homes in the Mansfield area, including the home in which he passed away.

    His memories with his children, grand children, and great grandchildren will never be forgotten.

    He is in a better place and now celebrating with his Lord Jesus Christ, and being welcomed into the Kingdom.

  • I remember Mr. Miller as a wonderful and caring landlord. There were four of us who lived in their basement apartment back in the 1970’s. He and Mrs. Miller always made sure we were OK–they cared about us. My heartfelt sympathy goes to the family, and rest in peace, Mr. Miller.

  • Dear Ones,
    Praying for your family at this time as you remember and celebrate the life of Lester and the eternal Hope of Salvation.
    With Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Jim & Jane Ensminger

  • So sorry to hear of Lester’s passing. He was a very busy man and didn’t stop moving for a minute. I remember well the camping excursions our families took “back in the day” with the Richland Roamers. He will be missed as well as fondly remembered.