AMBOY – Rory Herman Miller, 59, of Amboy, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in a farming accident. Farming was Rory’s passion. He was a partner of M & R Farms in Dixon. Rory was a CPA/CMA and enjoyed working seasonally at Wipfli for more than 35 years, providing accounting and tax preparation services. His motto was “No tax.”
Rory was born Sept. 12, 1958, in Dixon, the son of Howard and Edna Bell (Reid) Miller. He married Kathy Sue Eccles on Dec. 28, 1985, in Dixon. He was a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling, and a member of Lee County Farm Bureau. Rory loved spending time with his family, the St. Louis Cardinals, and traveling. The family was able to visit all 50 states together.
Rory is survived by his wife, Kathy of Amboy; one daughter, Kelsey (Jake) Firkins of St. Peters, Missouri; one brother, Dr. John (Sharen) Hillison of Blacksburg, Virginia; mother-in-law Yvonne Eccles of Dixon; one daughter-in-law, Jill Miller of Oregon; and two granddaughters, Madelyn June Miller and Morgan Bell Miller.
Rory was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Reid Miller.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling, The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pastors from New Life Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian Church, Rochelle, will co-officiate. Private burial will be at Prairie Repose Cemetery, Amboy.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Miller family to set up a future college scholarship.
Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, is handling arrangements.
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