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James Ronald McMillen

December 7, 1934 ~ May 2, 2020 (age 85)


James Ronald  McMillen, 85, of Kittanning, died on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 7, 1934, in Rayburn Township, he was a son of the late Basil and Laura (Emery) McMillen.

Jim was a member of the North Buffalo Grace Brethren Church.  He was the owner and operator of McMillen's Trophies in Kittanning for over 50 years, and formerly owned McMillen's Archery. He was a lifetime member of the Rayburn Township Fire Dept.  He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and going to his camp in Cameron County. Jim was responsible for getting both water service and street lights on Troy Hill.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel M. (Miller) McMillen, whom he married September 29, 1962; sons, Mark A. (Yvonne Davis "Pebbles")  McMillen of Kittanning, and David J. (Karsey) McMillen of North Ridgeville, OH; and his grandchildren, Brandin McMillen, Gabrielle (Vince) Elliott, Cherrea McMillen and companion Nick Klimkowicz, Samuel McMillen, and Joseph McMillen. He is also survived by a very special friend, Hallie Creel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Elmer McMillen, Harry McMillen, Russell McMillen, Clarence McMillen, and John McMillen; and a sister, Goldie Fletcher. He was the last surviving member of his family.

The McMillen family would like to extend sincere appreciation to his caregiver, Grace Cousins, VNA Hospice, and the Area Agency on Aging.

Due to current regulations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, visitation and services will be held privately.  Interment will take place in Brick Church Cemetery.  Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences by visiting  Arrangements are entrusted to the Welch Funeral Home, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City.

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