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David H. Miles

David H. Miles, 77, Palmyra, Mo., passed away at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.

David was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Monroe City, Mo., to Lester Thomas and Julia Frances Crowley Miles. He was married to Mary Jane Warner on Nov. 22, 1978 at Monroe City Christian Church. She survives.

David H. Miles

Other survivors include sons, Tony (Karla) Miles, LaGrange, Mo.; and Marty (Tanya Tilley) Miles, Eddyville, Iowa; daughters, Angela (Ryan) Herold, Palmyra; and Michalyn Miles, LaGrange;  step-son, Randy (Deva) Echternacht, Macon, Mo.; step-daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Buckman, Monroe City, Mo.; grandchildren, Keegan Miles and Karley Miles, Emily Miles, Lorrin Miles, Jacob Stevens, Breyahna, Tegan, and Airabella Herold, Bryce (Lindsey) Echternacht, Cody Echternacht, Nicholas Littrell, Heather (Michael) Thewlis, Jessica Cervenka, Ethan (Kacey) Buckman, Tanner (Kim) Buckman, Madison (Derek) Litwiller, Konner and Kameron Guyer; brothers, Joe (Marilyn) Miles of Monroe City; Russell (Kay) Miles, Quincy; and Albert (Ruthie) Miles, Monroe City; sister, Cele (Fred) Lilly, Monroe City; sister-in-law, Pat Miles, Frankford, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Julia Miles; step-mother, Genevieve Miles; granddaughter, Savanah Herold; and brother, Tommy Miles.

David graduated from St. Stephen Grade/ High School in Indian Creek, Mo. He attended trade school in Joplin, Mo. 

He served our country as a reservist in the Army National Guard.  

During his career he worked for Electric Wheel in Quincy, Kuester Die in Quincy, and Diemakers in Monroe City, as a lathe operator and instructor.

He loved spending time in his garden and also making canes, ball bats and knives. He cherished spending time with his family and grandchildren.

A private family memorial service with full military honors performed by American Legion Post #174 Boots-Dickson will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 18, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Service. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to  St. Joseph Building Fund or the senior nutrition center.

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