Sunday, December 19, 2021

Obituary - Lester Martin Milliron

Graveside services for Lester Milliron of Branson, Missouri will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri. No visitation. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Online condolences

Lester Martin Milliron age 82 passed away the night of December 14, 2021 at his home in Branson, Missouri. He was born the 23rd day of April 1939 in Marceline, Missouri, Walt Disney's boyhood home town, the son of Robert Martin Milliron and Ruby Milliron (Lake).

Lester graduated from Marceline High School in 1958. After graduating, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where over his lifetime he married and had three children and did many things in his life. He worked 10 years in maintenance at Santa Fe Railroad, two years at Ford Assembly plant in maintenance, and after that owned several businesses including Plaza Heating and Cooling, a Taxi Cab Company, a bar and also was a licensed Bail Bondsman. He also worked at Tabor Milling and Owens Corning Glass and spent his last eight years as Chief Maintenance at Avon Products in Kansas City plant. It is here where he met and married his second wife Neva Smith Thomas. When the branch closed in 1985 Lester and Neva moved to their present home in Branson that just the two of them built together. During this time, they opened up the Restaurant Humongous Waffle Cone along with a small motel there. They ran that for seven years together before selling it and retiring, but Lester still liked to keep busy always doing something. Les enjoyed fishing and working on their home in Branson He loved to rebuild classic cars and built his own airplane and flew it. They loved traveling in their motor home and his most loved hobby was flying airplanes! Lester was most ADMIRED for all his knowledge. There was nothing he couldn't do, build, invent, repair, or just make better. He loved and understood all electronics and also was a professional air conditioning and heating man. He even built several outside wood burning stoves of his own unique design and sold them locally there. Lester was always ready to help anyone that needed help and was a good neighbor to all. He is now in the hands of God and with his mother, father and his beloved Shih Tzu Dog, Gidget who are all waiting for him. He will be TERRIBLY missed!

Lester is survived by his wife Neva Milliron of Branson, Missouri, his 3 children from a previous marriage Melinda Brashler and husband Ron of Maryland, Sheila Milliron, engaged to Bobby Clark of Dallas, Texas and Larry Milliron, engaged to Margaret Burns of Arkansas; a stepdaughter, Anita Westover of Tampa, Florida; six grandchildren, Tara Brashler, Chris Braschler, Courtney Edwards, Jeremy Milliron, Joseph Winfrey and Jacquelyn Morrison; ten great-grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Brady, Kacey, Nicholas, Benjamin, Timothy, Harper, Logan and Luca; two cousins, Mike and Wife Margaret Owings of Kearney, Missouri and Patty Hulse and her daughter Christi and husband Mark and son Tyler of Oak Grove, Missouri. Lester was preceded in death by his father, mother and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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