Welcome to the memorial page for

James Robert Miller

April 6, 1920 ~ February 23, 2017 (age 96)

James Robert “Bob” Miller, 96, of Romeoville, Illinois, formerly of Mt. Carmel passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Naperville, IL.  He was born April 6, 1920 in Mount Carmel one of eleven children of James Howard and Mary Ruth (Saulmon) Miller.

He married Dolice M. Woods and after her death married Shirley Prchal, also deceased.

Bob attended Mount Carmel High School. He drove a semi-truck for Dersch Oil and later worked as a Correctional Officer for the State of Illinois.

Left to cherish his memories are his son, Richard (Silvia) Miller of Glendale, AZ and granddaughter Alex Miller; step children Ron Prchal, Gail Collins; step grandchildren Ken (Monica) Prchal, Kevin (Aly) Prchal, Garrett Collins, Amanda Collins, Nick Collins; brothers Wayne Miller, Sr., Tom Miller, Norman Miller and sister, Helen Lucas.

Preceding him in death are his parents; both wives; brothers Charles Ray Miller, Bill Miller, David Miller; sisters, Jeanette McDowell, Mary Katherine Didick and Judy Marie Miller.

Visitation for James Robert Miller will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, 527 N Mulberry St., Mt. Carmel, IL 62863.

The Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home with Burial to follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, IL.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Miller family.

 Service Information

March 1, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

Funeral Service
March 2, 2017

11:00 AM
Short Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

March 2, 2017

Highland Memorial Cemetery
1827 College Drive
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

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