Barbara Miller

Barbara J. Miller, 91, a resident of Woodridge Estates in Parsons, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at Elmhaven in Parsons, where she entered a few days earlier.

Barbara Jean Wilson was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Cherryvale to Floyd R. and Myrtle A. (Sawyer) Wilson. She attended Corbin City country grade school, Coffeyville Junior High School and Cherryvale High School. She received her GED diploma from Labette Community College in 1978. She took several classes, including computer classes, at the college.

On Dec. 18, 1970, she married Charles A. Miller in Miami, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1976.

Barbara had worked at Fred Ronald Manufacturing, The Broderick Co., Swift and Co., the Parsons Junior High School cafeteria, the U.S. Census Bureau in Parsons and Pittsburg, the Exchange Insurance Agency in St. Paul and Day & Zimmermann Inc. at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. Lastly she was employed at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center in the medical records and staff training department, retiring in June 2005.

Barbara was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Parsons and of AARP. She enjoyed her family and friends, her pets and computer work, especially making cards and birthday calendars. Other hobbies included cooking, music, crocheting rugs and sewing.

Surviving are two sons, Lesley Heflin and his wife, Clara, of Pleasanton and Lynden Heflin and his wife, Alice, of Pleasant Valley, Missouri; a daughter, Joyce Wells and her husband, Jim, of Oswego; 10 grandchildren, Jerry Lyn Heflin and Nathan Heflin, both of Kansas City, Missouri, Julie Terrell of Gladstone, Missouri, Lori Dixon and husband Aaron of Kearney, Missouri, Jimmy Wells and wife Francy of Dover, Lisa Bussinger and husband Daniel of Parsons, Jerry Shrum and wife Jana, Tammy Fleming and husband Curtis, all of Pleasanton, Jeffrey Shrum and wife Kim of Venice, Florida, and Jason Heflin of Kansas City, Kansas; 15 great-grandchildren; several foster great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Wilma Hampton; and a great-grandson, Henry Bussinger.

A private service will be Friday with burial at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Crawford officiating. Friends may call at Carson-Wall Funeral Home to view and sign the register on Thursday and Friday morning.

Memorials are suggested to First Assembly of God Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

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