Peterson Funeral Chapel

Robert E. McMillen, 95, of Aurora passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Missouri Veterans home in Mt. Vernon.


He was born to Lloyd and Effie Hutchens McMillen on February 19, 1926 in Two Buttes, CO.


Survivors include his son, Danny McMillen and wife, Myra Jean of Lebanon, MO.; brothers, Glen McMillen of Towanda, KS. and Jerry McMillen of Stella, MO.; and 2 grandchildren, Robert and James McMillen of Brooklyn, NY..


He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives, Audrey, Carol and Willa Dean; and two brothers, Kenneth and Rex McMillen.


Robert was a Veteran of the 12th Armored Division in WWII and at the end of the war helped establish the constabulary in France. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Aurora, then Carthage. After his return to Aurora, he and Carol joined the Aurora United Methodist Church and later he and Dean were members of the Aurora Fundamental Methodist Church. While in Carthage, he was an active member of the Carthage RC flying club and built and flew his own RC aircraft. He loved to fish and camp. He was a lifelong singer and for many years was a member of the Keystone Southern Gospel Quartet. Robert was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather.


Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Clear Creek Cemetery in Springfield, MO. with full military honors..


Visitation will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. in the funeral home.