Joseph R. Mileham
Joseph R. Mileham, 85, formerly of Springfield, died at 4:11 am, Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, in Petersburg. He was born January 7, 1932 in Lake Fork, IL, to Walter Hampton and Helen Marie Simpson Mileham. He married Marjorie Purviance on September 3, 1952 and she preceded him in death on June 22, 2016.
Survivors include his daughter, Christine (Bill) Schnake of Springfield; two sons, Steven and Thomas Mileham, both of Springfield; five grandchildren, Melissa Mileham, Michelle Mileham, Ashley Bentley, Laura Reynolds and Jessica Straussner; four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four sisters, Mildred Mintle, Eva Turner, Mary Margaret Dugan and Louise McClure; four brothers, Andrew, Walter, Paul and Robert Mileham.
Joseph was a US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War as a weather forecaster.
He was owner of B and J Coin Shop in Springfield. He was President of the Numistatic Association of Illinois and was active in the Rotary Club. He loved to golf.
Visitation: 9 – 10:30 am, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Monday, April 24, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Mary Ellen Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans.