by Melody Metzger

LAMAR-A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lamar United Methodist Church for Mitchell Eugene Mitch Miles, 69, Lamar, who died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mark Turnbough will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home.

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Survivors include his wife, Anne Miles, of the home; two daughters, Kristi Carter, Lamar and Karla Alumbaugh and husband Darrin, Carthage; two sisters, Anita Callahan and husband Charles, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Marilyn Snider and husband Steve, Pittsburg, Kan. and five grandchildren, Kirsten Miles, Brylee O'Banion, Kaden Carter, Ashleigh Alumbaugh and Cheyenne Alumbaugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Miles was born March 14, 1946, at Arcadia, Kan., to Eugene Miles and Shirley Dean (Kirksey). He graduated Arcadia High School in 1965 and went on to receive a bachelors degree in music from Pittsburg State University. He had worked as a music teacher in the Jasper School System, had worked as a cosmetologist and was the pastor of Full Faith Church in Carthage for 20 years. He enjoyed singing in the Lamar United Methodist Church Choir, where he attended. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and was known for his ability to grow the best tomatoes.

He married Anne Shirley Estes on Feb. 10, 2005, at Pittsburg, Kan.