Michael ?Mike? Guinn Miller went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mike was born on May 21, 1950, to Elmer and Louise (Quick) Motley-Miller in St. Joseph, Mo. Growing up in Wichita, he attended Magdalen Grade School and Kapaun High School. Mike excelled at sports and lettered in baseball, basketball and football. He also became all-state in all three in high school. As a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed cheering on all Kansas schools, particularly KU basketball.
At the age of 30, Mike totally surrendered his heart to Jesus. He was a changed man.
He and his wife Joan, enjoyed 19 years of a shared faith and loving marriage at their home in rural Whitewater.
Some of the most joyous moments of the recent past included seeing his only grandson, Gregory, play soccer, rekindling old friendships and a renewed faith in Christ.
Preceded in death by his parents, Mike will be greatly missed by his wife, Joan; daughter, Mia; grandson, Gregory of Houston; sister Jo Lynn Trussell of Houston; brother, Keith Motley Jr. of San Diego; sister Kay Motley Crovatto of New Orleans; and first wife, Jill Miller (Wichita) and their families, as well as his extended family near St. Joseph, Mo., where he enjoyed peaceful, fun, summers.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Kingdom Life Ministries in Hesston. Family visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. A memorial service will be at 11a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Mo.
Suggested memorials are for the American Cancer Society and Kingdom Life Ministries Benevolent Fund.