He was a member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church and served as Church Treasurer and Chairman of Administrative Board, a member of Bourbon County Natural Resources Soil Conservation, and S.C.S., FSA Board, and USD 235 Board of Education.
In addition to his wife, Mabel, Elmer is survived by his children, Robert A. "Bob" and Glenda R. (Smith) Miller, Hiattville; Sandra D. (Miller) and Carl K. Ellis, Salina, Kan.; and Roger R. and Laura 'Lori" (Cleavenger) Miller, also of Hiattville; a brother, Herbert and Vangie Miller of Rush Springs, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Beverly George of Fort Scott; 10 grandchildren, Anthony and Jennifer (Miller) Kelly, Jason and Heather (Miller) Meisenheimer, Dustin and Carrie Miller, Ryan and Tommie Miller, Mark Ellis and Nikki Hannon, Jake Ellis, Whitney (Snyder) Sealey, Ryan Snyder, Logan and Megan Miller, Alexandrea "Alex" Miller; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Delbert George, two sisters, Ruby Harper and Viola Calderone.
Following cremation, the Rev. Dallas Peterson and Dr. Carl K. Ellis will conduct memorial services at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9, at the Hiattville United Methodist Church with services under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m., prior to services, and also Sunday, Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hiattville United Methodist Church, The Sharing Bucket, or the American Heart Association, and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Online expressions of sympathy may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.