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Obituary: Rev. John Miles, Franklin

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The Rev. John “Jack” Miles died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin, Indiana. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born June 23, 1926 in Indianapolis to the Rev. Arthur Miles and his wife, Ida (Brown) Miles. Both of his parents and his twin brother, Theodore Miles predeceased him.

He lived most of his early years in central Illinois, where his father was serving as pastor to Methodist Churches.

After serving in the U.S. Army during 1945 and 1946, he graduated from Illinois State Normal University, and then attended American University in Washington, D.C. During this time, he served as editor of the Junior Review. He then attended General Theological Seminary and graduated in 1957. He was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood of The Episcopal Church in 1957.

He served parishes in Washington, D.C., Manchester, Maryland; Williamsport, Pennsylvania; St. Luke’s in Shelbyville, and parishes in Huntington, Henryville, and St. Paul’s in Warsaw, Illinois.

He also was headmaster at St. Michaels’ Farm for Boys in Picayune, Mississippi for three years. He studied and gave talks on the Shroud of Turin during many of these years.

A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Franklin. Calling will be from 7 a.m. to service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin and/or to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Shelbyville or St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Franklin.

Online condolences may be received at flinnmaguire.net.

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