OLATHE — Mildred Lorena Miller, 96, of Olathe died on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her home in Olathe.
She was born on Sept. 2, 1914, in Labette County to Don and Maude (Coyner) McConnell.
She earned a teacher’s certificate and taught in a one-room, rural school house.
She married Charles E. Miller on May 8, 1938, in Cherryvale. They lived in Cherryvale. She moved to Olathe 15 years ago to be with her family.
She was a member of Cherryvale United Methodist Church, the UMW, the Cherry Chums Home Demonstration Unit, the Montgomery County Extension Council, the Civic Club and the Textile Club. She also was a 4-H leader.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching birds. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed quilting and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family and traveled a lot with her sisters. She will be dearly missed.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Rusmisel of Olathe and Jean Sleeth and her husband, Allan, of Mulberry; a son, John Miller and his wife, Cathy, of Newman, Ga.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Williams of Parsons, Olive McKenzie of Independence and Nadine Gardipe of Eaton, Colo.; and a brother, Dale McConnell of Anaheim, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles, in 1970; twin sons, Paul Emmett and Joe Elmer Miller; five siblings, Pauline Wagner, Lucille Welch, Edith Smith, Floyd “Tommy” McConnell and Lloyd McConnell; and a great-granddaughter, Laura Miller.
The service was Saturday. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale.