Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eldon Leon Miller (May 31, 2013)

Eldon Leon Miller age 77, of The Villages, Florida and formerly of Gettysburg, Ohio passed away at 4:35 P.M. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, Florida. Eldon was born June 7, 1935 in Gettysburg, Ohio to the late Millard & Miriam (Sanderson) Miller.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Ferrey) Miller whom he married January 20, 2005; a brother & sister-in-law, Merlin & Maxine Miller of Bradford, Ohio; a sister & brother-in-law, Janice & Omer Holsapple of Bradford, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Eldon received his BS Degree at Manchester College, MA Degree at Miami University and PHD at New Mexico State. Eldon taught and coached at Gettysburg, Westmont and Greenville Schools. Eldon was the Dean of Students at Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas and Professor in the PHD Program at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and was instrumental in helping with the setup of Community Colleges on Indian Reservations. Eldon was involved in the American Council on Education and Council on Indian Affairs in Washington D.C. Eldon retired in 2000 as President of West Virginia University in Parkersburg, West Virginia with 18 years of service.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Pastor John Sgro and Pastor Bob Bitner officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia University at Parkersburg Foundation 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV 26104. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com