August 10, 2022

BUTLER- A memorial service with full military honors will be held at sunset on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Greenfield Cemetery for Alvin Ted Miles, 85, who died Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Butler Center for Rehab and Health.

The body will lay in state at Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12.

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Survivors include his children, John T. Miles, Pleasanton, Kan. and Dollie Shadden and husband Sid, Fulton, Kan.; grandsons, Steven Shadden, Samuel Shadden and David Shadden and wife Jackie; great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Seth, Hailey, Olivia and Brian and a brother, Kenneth Miles, Lamar.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Louie Miles, Wilburn “Red” Miles, James Miles, Evelyn Long, Faye Kleeman, Hallie Compton, Dallie Howerton and an infant sister, Mary Ann Miles and a great-granddaughter, Oaklynn.

Mr. Miles was born Jan. 14, 1937, in Temple, Texas, to Wilburn and Dallie (Dodd) Miles. The family moved from Texas to Guthrie, Okla., before settling in Lamar, where he attended school and worshiped with the Church of Christ.

He was a U.S. Marine and had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, along with qualified expert rifleman. After the military he returned to Lamar and married Alice Ruby. He worked throughout his life as a mechanic in auto, diesel and aircraft. He was a machinist and operated ATM Machine Shop in Arcadia, Kan. and Rich Hill. His last employer was Bob Williams, where he worked as a superintendent for Bob Williams Properties.

He was a pilot and a member of VFW No. 0067 in Rich Hill, where he served on the Military Honors team. He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

His greatest love was for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and spending time with them.