James Lester Miner
James Lester Miner
April 29, 1925-April 23, 2013
ETNA GREEN — James Lester Miner, 87, lifetime resident of Etna Green, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 7:05 a.m. in Kosciusko Community Hospital.
He was born April 29, 1925 to Bram and Ruth Heisler Miner at Etna Green. Jim was the fifth of 10 children. He married Mary Beth Shinn on Sept. 14, 1951, she survives. Jim was a graduate of Etna Green High School class of 1943.
Jim was a member of the armed forces serving in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Tingey from 1943-46. Retiring from the work force in 1990, he enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and traveling. He was a member of Etna Green United Methodist Church where he had served many years on the administrative board.
Jim is survived by his wife of 61 years along with their two daughters; Suzannah Kuhn of Peru, Patti Miner of Warsaw and a daughter-in-law Nancy Miner of Warsaw. He was further blessed with his seven grandchildren; Jennifer Scott, Tohnya Miner-Moser, Amber Kuhn, Tiffany (Duane) Cleaver, Jana (Rick) Still, Devan (Ryan) Sands and Dustin Kuhn, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild along with his two sisters; Mary Hoffer of Indianapolis, Jane and Tom Ebbing of Albion and his brother Dean and Jill Miner of Warsaw.
Preceding in death were his parents, son Randy Miner who passed away July 5, 2012 and six siblings.
You are invited Friday, April 26, 2013 to share memories with the family from 2 - 4 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
A celebration of Jim’s life will follow at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Bollenbacher officiating.
Burial will follow in Etna Green Cemetery at Etna Green, with Military Grave Site Services by the Warsaw American Legion of which he was a member.
The family requests memorial contributions are made to: Hospice of Kosciusko County in his memory.
The Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services.
Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com