DATELINE- Moscow, KS
Hazel Ruth Ward Miller
Hazel Ruth Ward Miller, 100, died on Monday May 16, 2016, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital. She was born December 26, 1915 in Offerle, Kansas to Jesse and Bertha Ward. Hazel was the fourth child out of five children.
The family moved to a farm outside of Moscow when Hazel was five years old. They lived on the farm while her dad built the house in Moscow. Bertha and Jesse wanted to move to town as Viola and Violet were starting High School.
Hazel reached 10 years old when they moved into the house in town. Hazel went to grade school in the country and in Moscow. She attended and graduated from Moscow High School in 1934. The fall of 1934 she attended Southwestern College in Winfield, KS and received her teaching certificate.
In August of 1937 she married Roy F. Miller and they had six children; Patricia Ann (deceased), Terry, Tim, Jerry, Becky, and Pamela. Hazel was a wonderful mother to her children, a teacher, farmer’s wife, and also helped in the family grocery store.
Hazel had many talents, she made most of her daughter’s clothes, she loved to work in her yard with her flowers, and she took art lessons and loved painting. Hazel made many quilts and contributed to her church in many ways. She was also an animal lover and loved her kitty Sammy. A all-around fantastic lady.
Hazel always said she should have kept track of the many pies she baked for church and school concession stands. The family recalls it was in the hundreds.
After Roy died in 1997, Hazel and Violet took care of each other and made many trips to Hugoton together. After Violet’s death in 2008, she moved to WaKeeney, Kansas to be near her daughter Becky.
Hazel was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Roy, her sisters Viola and Violet, her brother Newton and her infant daughter Patricia Ann.
Survivors include, children; Terry &Pat Miller of Lacrosse KS, Tim &Pam Miller of Las Cruces, NM, Jerry& Bobbye Miller of Boca Raton, FL, Becky &Jerry Kobler of WaKeeney, KS, and Pamela &Jon Turkle of Haysville, KS. Her brother Bill and wife Mary Ward of Santa Rosa, CA, her sister-in-law Patsy and Paul Butel of Paola, KS. Nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
Memorial has been established for Moscow United Methodist Church or WaKeeney United Methodist Church. Memorials may be mailed to Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home P.O. Box 236 Hugoton, KS 67951.
Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10 AM at the United Methodist Church in Moscow, Kansas and burial to follow at the Moscow Cemetery.
Friends may call and visitation will be Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM the family will be at the funeral home receiving friends from 5 PM to 7 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.
Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.