John Jared Miller, 69, of Batesville, passed away March 24, 2013, at his home in Batesville.
He was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Indianapolis to John Clark and Joanne (Coffin) Miller. He was a 1961 graduate of Rushville High School and attended IU. Jared joined the US Navy and served from 1961 to 1967. He was aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and served during the Vietman War. He married Donna McDaniel Feb. 10, 1973; she survives.
Jared spent his early life in Rushville. He had lived in Batesville for 25 years. He worked many years at the Trane Corporation in Rushville and was a deputy on the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department until 1978. He also worked in the food service industry and did construction work for various companies.
He is survived by his mother, Joanne Miller of Rushville; his wife, Donna of Batesville; daughters, Ruth Anne and husband Willie Geis of Brookville, Denise and husband Kevin Britch and Stephanie Miller, all of Batesville; brothers, Tom “Turkey” Miller of Hamilton, Ohio, David and wife Mona Miller, Mark Miller and James “Rookie” Miller, all of Rushville; sisters, Carolyn Cameron, Sara and husband Greg Mosley and Jean and husband Scott Kopf, all of Rushville and Cynthia Fincher of Greenfield; grandchildren, Bethany and Carly Wagers, Hunter Geis, Bella and Gavin Britch and Tyler Kissell.
Jared was preceded in death by his father and an infant daughter, Jessica Marie Miller.
Services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 27 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville, with Rev. Tom Marshall presiding. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Rushville East Hill Cemetery. The Rush County Veteran’s Honor Guard will provide military rites.