Ruth M. Miller
Ruth Maxine Miller, 94, of Eudora, died on December 24, 2015 at Medicalodges of Eudora.
Ruth was born July 16, 1921, the third of four children born to Edward N. and Huldah (Swenson) Whitton, in Kansas City, MO. The family moved to Kansas City, KS where she would graduate from Wyandotte High School (at the age of 16) and also meet her future husband.
Ruth Whitton and Vincent Groff Miller were married in Kansas City, KS on May 16, 1942. Vincent enlisted in the army and as he went to various training programs around the country, Ruth would also relocate to be with him. She returned home when Vincent was sent to England to pilot a B-24 Liberator.
Following the war, the couple lived in Sunflower Village before settling in Eudora, KS in 1951.
Family life centered on the Millers strong devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. The Millers joined the Eudora Methodist Church and were active in the church. Ruth taught Sunday School for many years. Ruth also helped Vincent in many Christian endeavors including Youth for Christ, Christian Business Men’s committee, Christian tape ministry and helping others establish a Baptist Church in Eudora.
Ruth worked at Kaw Valley State Bank for 20 years, retiring as a Vice President in 1982.
Ruth and Vincent served several terms as Republican Precinct Committee members for Eudora. Ruth was a lover of antiques – one of her grandsons called her home the “museum” as it was filled with great antiques.
Three children were born to the Millers: April Bascom (Robert) of Marana, AZ; Karla Pierce (Randall) of Eudora; and David Groff Miller (Marjorie) of Eudora. All survive. Two grandsons also survive: Brett Skinner of Eudora and David Pierce (Cassandra) of Baldwin City, KS.
Ruth’s parents, her brother, two sisters, as well as her husband of 73 years preceded her in death.
The family will greet friends at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. Private interment will occur on Monday at the Eudora Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Eudora Methodist Church or to Youth Front and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com