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Allen Miller

Allen Miller

Allen Nelson Miller, 68, of Indianapolis, passed away November 2, 2018. He was born March 24, 1950 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late James Evans Riddle Miller and Jean Mabel (Bigelow) Miller. Allen was a graduate of Southwest High School, Kansas City, Missouri. He loved playing cards, especially pinochle and bridge, watching the Colts, and knew everything in the world about cars.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at New Crown Cemetery, 2101 Churchman Avenue, Indianapolis.
Allen is survived by his sister, Kathleen Davis (Peter); niece, Cynthia Glueck (David); nephew, James Davis (Stephanie); five great-nephews; and two great-nieces. A brother, Bruce Evans Miller, preceded him in death. The family wishes to thank the PourHouseorganization for all of their help and care over the past few years.

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02/08/18 10:43 AM #1    

Paul Wilson

This is an ancient memory.   I think it was Allen Miller, whom I knew from Marlborough Grade School, who once climbed the water Tower at Tower Park.   He then climbed down in to the tower and discovered a floating body.  It made the paper.     Paul Wilson   (I could be wrong but it is such a "left field" memory that it might just be true.



02/11/18 01:19 PM #2    

Sally Wengrover

I remember, and several friends who went to Hartman Grade School also remember, that a boy's body was found floating at the bottom of the tower when we were in grade school.  I don't remember who found it.  Was it Allen?

02/12/18 12:50 PM #3    

Marjiann Briscoe (Polson)




Left field or not, it’s true. That was a real shock at the time, all over our neighborhoods.


12/22/18 10:22 PM #4    

Harvey Saver

Many residents know the water tower at Tower Park, even if they can’t recall much about it. It’s located at 75th and Holmes. Built in 1920, it was an innovative example of reinforced concrete construction and served the city with clean water until it was closed in 1957. After that, The Tower became neglected. 

Without that care, the tower turned into an object for graffiti and grim stories. In August 1962, boys playing on the tower found a body inside. Lynn Schafersman reported that Allen Miller and Larry Horstman found and reported the body. Workers used a jackhammer to open a hole in the bottom of the tower as hundreds of spectators looked on.They removed the body of a 20-year-old man who had been missing since the previous November. For many years, the patch over that hole was still visible.


12/23/18 05:51 AM #5    

Dennis Bowman

It's interesting that so many of us...myself included...thought that Allen had passed years before he actually did. Not sure how that rumor got around. At any rate, I am so sorry to learn of his passing now. He was a central character in our gang from Marlborough Elementary. I believe the guy who climbed down inside the tower with Allen was Larry Hosterman, not Horstman. Thanks for the update, Harvey. Interesting detailed information about that August 1962 event.

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