NARDIN — Allen Ray Miller, 58, of Nardin, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, at Nardin Methodist Church with Robert Foos officiating.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1959, in Blackwell, the son of Raymond and Wanda Nell Campbell Miller. He attended Nardin Elementary School and graduated from DCLA High School in Lamont in 1977. He married the love of his life Rhonda Wildgrube on Sept. 20, 1980 and together they had three children. He grew up working with his father and grandfather on the family farm and made farming his primary career his whole life. He also worked for Kay County District #3 for five years until his retirement in 2007.
He is survived by his wife Rhonda, two sons, Matthew Miller, of Braman and Mark Miller and wife Ciara, of Nardin; a daughter, Alissa Emery and husband Dan, of Nardin; his father Raymond, of Nardin; a sister, Judy Paige and husband Randy, of Nardin; two nephews, Jonathan Paige, of Taos Ski Valley, N.M. and Ryker Paige, of Red River, N.M. and grandchildren, Meeka Miller, Cambrin Miller, Dailyn Emery, Dakota Emery, Dashaela Nations and Destiny Davis.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Nell Maruska; paternal grandparents, Harold and Lena Klofkorn Miller, of Nardin and maternal grandparents, John and Pauline Dippery Campbell, of Nardin.
Allen was larger than life and truly loved his family. Together with his wife, he attended every single school program, assembly, sports activity and event his children were ever involved in and even sat on the Braman School Board for a number of years. He was the rock of the family and always had advice to give (even when it wasn’t asked for). He told horribly corny jokes that always made you laugh and had a personality that you couldn’t help but love. He was loved by many and adored by more and being a Pops to his grandkids was the best job he ever had in this world. He will be missed by not only those loved ones listed above but also one awful, spoiled, ill-mannered dog that will be lost without him.