Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert Leo “Bob” Miller

Robert Leo “Bob” Miller, of Shelby, entered this world on May 12, 1948 and departed this world on April 19, 2022. He was 73. Here is his life between the dashes.

Bob was born in Shelby, the fifth child of twelve born to Leon B. and Agnes G. (Eberl) Miller. He was a 1966 graduate of Shelby High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. While serving his country and on leave, Bob was involved in a motorcycle accident which altered his life but ultimately shaped him into the man he was. Prior to his accident, Bob was nearly a professional golfer winning multiple tournaments, shot several holes-in-one, and dreamed of going professional one day. His love of golf never left him, and he continued to walk across the street from his home to Shelby Country Club where his game still consisted of being able to shoot many birdies as well as his signature left-handed putting while holding a “Diet Dew” in his right hand- and yes, the ball would drop right into the hole! He went on numerous annual guys golfing trips with brothers-in-law and friends to South Carolina.

A very devout Catholic, Bob loved to sing in the Most Pure Heart of Mary choir. He also enjoyed singing along with “the oldies” and owned hundreds of records. He loved playing cards, especially pinochle and euchre, and enjoyed bowling, of which he was very good.

Bob was always smiling and fun to be around. He loved to laugh and to make others laugh as well. He was super friendly, knowing no strangers, and had a very endearing personality with his favorite saying being, “alllll riggghhhtttt!” Bob had a signature high in the air wave that he flashed to those who entered his line of vision or to anyone sitting across the room from him. He was only ever kind, loving, and positive and never complained of his aches and pains.

For the past 15 years Bob was a loving and beloved Elmcroft Assisted Living resident. He went on day trips, and participated in corn hole games, arts and crafts, and wheelchair exercises. They loved and cared for Bob like one of their own family members, and for this, we cannot thank you all at Elmcroft enough.

Bob had many friends and touched lives far and wide. The stories are endless of those lives Bob made a difference in. Bob only knew true pure loved based on God the Father, Jesus- His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit. Bob, to say that we miss you terribly and that Heaven “got a good one” and a faithful servant back is such an understatement. But all those Millers who have gone before you are now rejoicing with you and singing with the angels: Dad, Leon; Mom, Agnes; brothers: Bernie and Kenny; sister: Carol Stokes; brother-in-law: Larry Fike; along with so many other relatives and friends.

Live on, Bob, in each of us who so mourn our earthly loss: siblings: Harry (Jean) Miller, Mary (Harv) Traxler, Brother Jim Miller MSC, Kathy (Bill) Stanton, Donna (Gary) Biglin, Mike (Diana) Miller, Diane (Tom) Metzger, and Debbie (Jeff) Pifher; brother-in-law: Rick Stokes; 28 nieces and nephews; and 49 great nieces and great nephews.

Bob, you showed us how to live. You showed us how to love and how to die all safe in Jesus’ peaceful, comforting, and loving arms. “I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath.” May Bob’s soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Bob’s funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following calling hours at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass with burial following in the church cemetery. Masks are very much appreciated. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The entire Miller family thanks you all for the love, care, and support of our dear brother, Bob, and our family. May God bless each of you.

For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Bob’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Frederick M Studer says:

    To the Miller Family, So sorry for your loss! May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always, Fred

  2. Rick & Bev Johnston says:

    We always enjoyed visiting with Bob at Elmcroft. Sorry for your loss.

  3. Ann Imhoff says:

    To all the Millers
    So very sorry to hear of Bobs passing!! What a nice man. Always waved at me when I drove by his home on Taylortown Road!

  4. Pat Keen says:

    You are in our prayers as we will miss Bob. I had the privilege of spending time with Bob in the Activity Dept at Elmcroft. He would get excited about the smallest of things. Had a loving smile and was a greeter to residents and visitors. Cherish your memories.

  5. Cindy Friebel says:

    To the entire Miller family,
    Your family has been so dear to me since the day I was born. I am sending you condolences on the loss of your kind and gentle Bob. I have many memories of Bob.
    Cindy Friebel

  6. Steven Haverfield & Ellen Haverfield says:

    So sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

  7. robie pena says:

    miller family, bob was sure a blessing to the miller family and anyone wno knew him. so sorry for your loss.

  8. Clarence and Nancy Ousley says:

    Dear Miller family, You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother Bob! Thinking of all of you with prayers.

  9. Ron Mawhorr says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Bobbie was our neighbor for many many years. He and Ron and our 3 boys played many days of golf by just walking across the road. He always waved when he would see us in the yard.

  10. Mark and Holly Korbas says:

    We are sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. What a wonderful obituary-it was a perfect description of him and his life! You will be in our thoughts as you say goodbye to your loved one…

  11. Dave and Chris DeVito says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Miller Family;
    Bob’s smile was addictive. Always there no matter what.
    What a great and supportive family and beautiful obituary. You will be in our prayers as you say your good-bye to a beautiful soul.

  12. Darrell and Marilyn Shepherd says:

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Prayers for all in your loss. You will be in our thoughts

  13. David fagan says:

    Sorry for your loss ..Thoughts and prayers are with you…Dave and Debbie Fagan

  14. Linda Eberl Brant says:

    Bobby always had such a huge smile. I remember him coming over to me after church to say hello last time I was home. Sending love to all my cousins.

  15. Dan Brown says:

    I was saddened to hear about Bobby! Bobby and all you Miller’s are in my prayers. Bobby and I played a lot together on the playground on the cinders at St. Mary’s! Bobby and I did a lot of cadding at the Country Club. I was always #2 on the list. I am ridding my bicycle from West Main & Williams Ct to the club and I think Bobby is still at home. Sure enough I make the turn going up the hill and Bobby comes flying out of his house and beats me! I never got to be #1 on the caddy list! Rest In Peace my friend!!!!!

  16. Gary Seals says:

    Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Thank you , Bob , for your Military service. He was a 1966 classmate of mine and what I remember most about him is he was heck of a good guy , heck of a golfer, and the lead dog on a very good Whippet’s golf team. R.I.P. my friend.

  17. helen marshall says:

    Dear Miller Family,
    I knew Bob from taking Communion to Elmcroft. He was a delight, as well as your Mom. I will miss seeing him, his smile and stories. Sympathy to all of you.

  18. Laura Copeland says:

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Bob when I worked at Elmcroft. He was always so happy and friendly. Prayers to Bob’s family

  19. Leo and Bev Hartings says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

    Leo and Bev Hartings and family

  20. Richard Miller says:

    We wish to convey our sincere condolences to all the family. What a sweet gift he was for all who knew him. His obituary was the nicest tribute to his life. Well said. Prayers for your loss.

  21. Ray Myers says:

    Bob Miller….what a guy! He was truly beloved at Elmcroft. I’m so very sorry to his family and friends and I know he is with the Lord.

  22. Betsy Cothern Booth says:

    Dear Kathy, Bill and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  23. Mike Boreman says:

    Bob was my Air Force California buddy. We saw many rock concerts in
    San Francisco together. Good friend !!

  24. Barbara J. Eakins says:

    Dear Mary and Harv, Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your brother, Bob

    Jim & Barb

  25. Jim Alexander says:

    To the entire Miller Family, I always enjoyed my conversations with Bob. You have my deepest sympathy and will remain in my prayers.

  26. Eddie Parsons says:

    To the whole Miller family sending my condolences on the loss Bobby. Enjoyed riding the school bus and playing golf with Bobby over the years. I’m sorry for your loss.

  27. Gerald Callahan says:

    To the Miller family; So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a very special person. I have many memories of Bob and his quotes and sayings as I attended those Myrtle Beach trips. It was so much fun to golf in his foursome. He was very good. Memories forever! Heaven received a very good person.

  28. Tim Gose says:

    This OBIT was so nicely done and it captured Bob’s personality so beautifully. I knew Bob from playing golf and working at the golf shop at the SCC. I really enjoyed his always joyful presence especially when I had the pleasure to play golf with him. He uplifted me and my game – every time – and his sweet swing matched his personality. May he Rest In Peace with his beloved Jesus and all of the Angels and Saints! Allllriiight!

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