Vivian Elizabeth Quinlan Miller

Vivian Miller Obit PicMemorial services for Vivian Elizabeth Quinlan Miller, 100, Lawrence, will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday July 18th at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Miller died Friday, July 3, 2015 at Bridge Haven in Lawrence. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Vivian was born January 16, 1915 in Hartford, Kansas, the daughter of Wendell Pendleton and Florence Bales Quinlan. She graduated from Linwood High School in 1932 and went to Emporia State Teachers College. She taught school for 2 years in rural Leavenworth County before her marriage to Harry R. Miller, Sr. on September 6, 1936 in Linwood, Kansas. He passed away in 1978.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and farming partner. She was particularly proud of the fruits and vegetables she grew, canned and froze for later use. She also maintained many flowerbeds around the dream home they built in the 1950’s. Vivian loved to entertain and was a gracious hostess for many out of town family and guests. She enjoyed playing bridge with neighbor friends and participating in social clubs such as the All-Sew Club and Oakridge Birthday Club. She also enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 73 years.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce Miller of Overland Park, Harry Miller, Jr. and wife Shirley of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Nancy Reiling of Lawrence; seven grandchildren, Richard Miller, Gretchen Schultz, Jeff Miller, Elizabeth Hubbard, Heidi Reiling, Kelly Reiling, Tina Reiling; and nine great grandchildren, Justin Miller, Luke Miller, Sara Miller, Lauren Schultz, Katie Schultz, Eric Schultz, Avery Ulinskas, Alyssandra Ulinskas, and Owen Hubbard.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Kenneth Quinlan; and two sisters, Maurine Lamb and Jean Mohler.

The family suggests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Bob Moore...

Second Cousin Harry, Nancy and Bruce,
Your mom was a great lady. She lived a long and productive life. Thinking of you all.
Best regards,

Cousin Bob

From Marilyn Cox Whitenton...

Bruce and family – your mother was an amazing lady. I missed seeing her at the recent Linwood H.S. reunions and the Mackey reunion last summer as well as you. My sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.

From Julia Walker Magana...

Nancy, we just learned of the death of your beloved mother. What a strong and loving woman! You’ll have many uplifting memories of her to sustain you. Blessings!

From Genea Wilson...

Condolences, “May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears, and, above all, may silence make you strong” -Chief Dan George

From Michele Ann Fate (Mike Shultz)...

Nancy, please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May you find peace and comfort in all of your beautiful memories. Mike

From Patti Garrett...

Vivian was a very special lady and I was glad she was my friend.

From Ann North Merkel...

Nancy, Harry & Bruce
I’m very happy to have known your mom and will always remember her smile. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile. I know you will miss her. She lived a life to be proud of.

From Linda & Don Buttron...

Sincere condolences to Harry, Nancy, & Bruce on the passing of a very special person in my life~~she was quite a lady! Linda & Don

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