Kerry Joe Miller
August 31, 1957 - August 24, 2019

Kerry Joe Miller

Kerry Joe Miller
Aug 31, 1957 - Aug 24, 2019

Kerry Joe Miller

Kerry Joe Miller, 61, of New London, died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his residence.
Kerry was born on August 31, 1957 in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Floyd William and Janet Lea Finke Miller. He married Tamara Kay Griest on May 7, 1994 in Nashua, Iowa. She died August 5, 2001. He was a 1975 graduate of New London High School and was a heavy equipment operator at the Des Moines County Regional Landfill, retiring in 2017.
He was an avid arrowhead and mushroom hunter and also enjoyed camping and golfing, and riding his Harley. He was an exceptional athlete in high school, excelling in football, swimming and wrestling. He was also Homecoming King.
Kerry is survived by his mother, Janet Simmons (Rand Beattie) of New London; his significant other, Deb Thornton Blevins of New London; Deb's children that he loved as his own, Thomas (Blythe) Leitch of Davenport, Amy Leitch of Marengo and Lindsey (Matt) Richardson of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Madison, Madelynn, Alyvia, and Christopher; brother, Ethan (Jenna) Miller of Danville; sisters, Connie Swartzendruber and Maggie (Philip Walsh) Miller of New London; stepmother, Rhonda (David) Mixon of New London; nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, his wife, and brother, Craig.
Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 28 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will begin after noon on Tuesday, August 27 at the Chapel with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 PM. Memorials have been established to the Henry County Rescue Unit and the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at


Debra Brown on Aug 29, 2019

Deb, I'm so sorry to hear of Kerry's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra Brown on Aug 29, 2019

Deb, so sorry to hear of Kerry's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Ingrid Teboe on Aug 27, 2019

Oh, Deb, I just heard. My heart goes out to you as I know how much Kerry meant to you. He was a good man with a big heart and lots of giggles. Please know I am sending good thoughts to both you and Janet. Love to both of you!!

Teresa Wellington on Aug 27, 2019

Deb, I'm so sorry to hear of Kerry passing. May God send his Angels to wrap u in their wings bringing u comfort and peace.

Jayne Borchardt on Aug 27, 2019

Deb I am so sorry to hear of Kerry's passing, please know this message brings heartfelt sympathy for the sorrow your feeling now. Jayne Borchardt

Glee Bertram on Aug 26, 2019

CandleSo sorry Deb, my positive thoughts are with you and your family!

Roxanne Schnicker on Aug 26, 2019

Janet and family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry such a wonderful person is gone but never forgotten. He was a great guy. Hugs to you. Love u Roxanne Schnicker

Wanda Day on Aug 25, 2019

Deb my thoughts are with you at this awful time!! Anything I can do just call. God bless you and your family

Gregory and Linda Parker on Aug 25, 2019

Deb and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear. Love, Gregory and Linda Parker

Ginny Butcher on Aug 25, 2019

Deb and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Kerry was a wonderful person and loved you and family very much. Love, Aunt Ginny, Frank, Lori and Elizabeth



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Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Family will be present from 5 to 7 PM to greet friends.


Elliott Chapel
One Redbud Lane
New London, IA 52645
10:30 AM

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