Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Menard V.
Miller, 54, a native of Mt. Vernon and a food market owner operator in Montgomery in Daviess county,
Indiana who died late Friday (3
from an accidentally inflicted gun wound.
Mr. Miller, son of Mrs. Amelia Loehr
Miller, Mt. Vernon and the late David Miller of Mt. Vernon, for many years
Posey county recorder and deputy recorder, was cleaning his guns at the time of
the tragedy. He had completed cleaning a rifle and apparently had started
to clean a shotgun when it was discharged and the charge passed across his
The funeral service was conducted in a Loogootee, Ind funeral home and burial was in a Montgomery cemetery.
Surviving in addition to the mother in Mt. Vernon, are the wife, nee Marie Wonders of
Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. James Wilson, Washington, Ind; and Martha Marie Miller, at home; one
grandchild, and a brother Edwin D. Miller, Mt. Vernon post office employee.
As a young man
the deceased was a bookkeeper in the Derrington
Garage and also was employed locally by the S. R. Smith and G. H. Hurley food
stores. He resided in Indianapolis after leaving Mt. Vernon and later operated a farm in Daviess county before purchasing the Montgomery grocery store which he was operating at
the time of his death.
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers