Darrel E. Miller, 87, Downs, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Hays Medical Center.

He was born May 21, 1930, near Lebanon to Earl L. and Sarah A. (Carpenter) Miller.

He was publisher and editor of several local newspapers and past president of Kansas Press Association.

Survivors include a son, Randy Miller, Bethesda, Md.; two daughters, Michelle Doherty, Rockville, Md., Lara Ketter, Tipton; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth in 2013.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Downs; burial in Downs City Cemetery.

Family will greet friends prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Darrel Miller Memorial Fund in care of Clark-Gashaw Mortuary, Osborne.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.clarkgasawfh.com.