OBITUARY: Lorraine Miller

Lorraine Miller, 99, passed away on May 22, 2020, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

She was born January 24, 1921 in Greensburg to William and Margaret

(Friesen) Smith. Lorraine graduated from Greensburg High School in 1939. She

then attended Hesston College where she met her husband Milton R. Miller.

They married in Greensburg then in 1942. The couple celebrated 74 years

together before he passed on Oct. 2, 2016. She was an active member of

Whitestone Mennonite Church of Hesston until they retired and moved to

Schowalter Villa.

Lorraine was a homemaker and had several jobs she enjoyed. There was a

small school in Zimmerdale, and she enjoyed being the cook for them. She also

was a nanny for a family in Wichita. After her children were in school, she

decided to ring doorbells as an Avon lady, which she did for 30 years. She had a

love for people, which was evident until the end. She was a friend to all.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Bill) Shumaker of Pueblo West, Colo., Ron

(JoAnne) Miller of Pueblo West, Colo., and Brenda Hershberger, Newton;

sister, Marcia (Ben) Wiens, Peoria, Ariz..; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-

grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Milton; sister, Helen

Schreiner; and brother, Harold Smith.

Due to COVID-19, the family will have a private service. Interment will be in

Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston. Memorial contributions may be made to

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, sent in care of Miller Funeral Home, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS, 67062.

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