Reser Funeral Home
Jesse A. McMillin, age 82, passed away Monday evening, July 1, 2013, at his home near Warsaw, Missouri.
He was born in Benton County, Missouri, on June 2, 1931, one of fifteen children born to Henry Everett and Martha M. Meadows McMillin.
He grew up in Benton County and attended school in Warsaw. In 1950 he was inducted into the United States Army serving as a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He then continued his service in the Army again serving overseas in the Vietnam War, finally retired in 1972 with twenty-two years of service.
He then returned to make his home in Warsaw, and on April 11, 1981, he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Henderson. Anna preceded him in death on January 10, 2001.
Jesse was an avid gardener, putting in a large vegetable garden every year, as well as tending to flowers and shrubs in his yard, mowing his grass on a daily basis if he thought it "needed" it. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and socializing with family and friends.
Jesse is survived by eight sisters, Jewell Kellner, of Warsaw, Geneva Yount, and her husband, Gene, of Warsaw, Nancy Bradley, and her husband, Jack, of Sedalia, Missouri, Pansy Turner, of McKinleyville, California, Peggy Vandyke, and her husband, Elmer, of Sedalia, Cindy Davis, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Della McMillin, of Independence, Missouri, and Grace Sprague, and her husband, Floyd, of Raytown, Missouri. There are three surviving brothers, Bud McMillin, of Cottonwood, California, Junior & Lori McMillin, of Warsaw, and Lyle & Jill McMillin, of Cole Camp, Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Martha McMillin, and three brothers, Jim Ed McMillin, Jack McMillin, and Bill McMillin.
Jesse will be cremated and his ashes will be interred with his wife, Anna Mae, at Shiloh Cemetery near Warsaw. No services are scheduled.