Earl Miner was born in Elsmore, Kansas, on March 15, 1931. He passed away on April 4, 2019 in Lebanon, Missouri.
Earl was a talented inventor and designer. He served in the United States Air Force.
Earl was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel (Miner), and his stepfather, Floyd Boler; his brothers Floyd Boler, Jr., (“JR”) and Roger Bacon; sons-in-law Jon Griffith and Brian Cottle; grandsons Ben White and Sean Vader; and his beloved wife, Leona.
He is survived by his children, Tracy Miner (Sandra), Columbia, Kathleen Miner, Marshfield, Rodney Miner (Cyfrin), Kellogg, Idaho, Grace Kraft (Tom), Springfield, Mitchell Miner (Judith), Nixa, Amelia Cottle, Columbia, Suzanne Miner (Raymond Vader), Eagle Rock; his grandchildren, Tayany Miner, Quezya Miner, Christopher Cottle, Skye Miner and Jessica Campbell; his siblings, Hellen Welch, Elsmore, Kansas, Shirley Dinkins, LaHarpe, Kansas, Sharon Kay Brower (Ron), Farlington, Kansas, Betty Hawley (George), Elsmore, Kansas, Alice Bolin (Dale), Las Vegas, Nevada, Clara Cunningham, Iola, Kansas, and Larry Boler (Anna), Pittsburg, Kansas; and multitudes of nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., with interment following in St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today, April 10, in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the PET project, Gift of Mobility, 1908 Heriford Road, Columbia MO 65202 , www.giftofmobility.org, or “The Rocket Car” at Equity Banks or the Rocket Car, PO Box 212, Golden MO 65658 www.therocket.us.