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Clarence "Bud" Ira Miller

June 26, 1937 — September 3, 2019

Clarence Ira “Bud” Miller, age 82, of Hillsboro, Missouri passed away on September 3, 2019, in De Soto, Missouri.  Bud was born on June 26, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a gifted high school athlete, a U.S. Navy veteran and a firefighter for both the Shrewsbury and Webster Groves Fire Departments.  After retiring from firefighting, Bud started his own business, “Modern Home Repair”, where he used his skills as a master carpenter & contractor to repair, remodel, and enhance many homes in the St. Louis area.  Later in his career, Bud worked as the building trades instructor for Jefferson College before retiring.  Bud was active in community service throughout his life and gave generously of his time.  He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #172.  Previously, he was active in the Knights of Columbus and both the Webster Groves and Hillsboro Lions Clubs.  Bud was adventurous and talented. He loved fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, playing pool and guitar.  He also enjoyed square dancing and riding motorcycles and playing cards with his wife, and friends.


Bud was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and recent great grandfather.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dolores, “Dodie” of sixty years.   


Survived by his:


Wife-Dolores Marie “Dodie” Miller, of Hillsboro, Missouri

Son-Clarence “Tim” (Kathy) Miller, of Houston, Texas

Daughter-Theresa (Les) Cosgrove, of Festus, Missouri

Grandson-Michael (Annilee) Miller, of Houston, Texas

Grandson-Alexander Cosgrove, of Lovelock, Nevada

Grandson-Ryan Cosgrove, of Hillsboro, Missouri

Great Grandson-Jaxon Miller, of Houston, Texas

Brother-Ken Miller, of St. Louis, Missouri

Sister-Mary Nantz, of St. Louis, Missouri

Sister-Debra Miller, of St. Louis, Missouri

Sister-Annette (Scott) Muckerman, of Bellflower, Missouri


Preceded in death by:


Father-Clarence L. Miller

Mother-Iraette Miller (nee Triplette)



Visitation-Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm, (prayer service begins at 7 pm) at Robert D. Brown Funeral Home, Hillsboro, Missouri.


Funeral Mass-Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 10:00am-11: 00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 7622 Sutherland Ave, Shrewsbury, Missouri. A luncheon will be held at the Shrewsbury American Legion immediately following the service.


Interment-Friday, September 13, 2019, 11 am at Jefferson Barrack’s National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Robert D. Brown Funeral Home

103 4th St, Hillsboro, MO 63050

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Michael's Archangel Catholic Church

7622 Sutherland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119

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Burial of Cremains

Friday, September 13, 2019

11:00 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Jefferson Barrack's National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125

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