Robert F. Miller, 83, of Beecher City passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday (February 16, 2015) at St. Anthonyís Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Bob was born September 19, 1931 in Fayette County the son of Clyde and Letha (Robertson) Miller. He married Betty Jo Chesnut in 1958 in Newton.

Bob was a member of the Beecher City Church of Christ. He served in the US Navy from 1951-1955 and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957. He retired from the USDA and operated Country Bobís in Cowden.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Betty Jo of Beecher City; three daughters, Janet (Stan) Collins of Herrick, Lori Miller-Hess of Beecher City and Jodi Miller-Niccum (Kenny Yager) of Newton; brother, Roger (Rosalee) Miller of Cowden; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Letha Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Headyville Christian Church with Pastor Delor Beaulieu officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City. Burial will be in the Headyville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Headyville Cemetery.