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Elizabeth Joan (Betty) Pendleton Miller

Female 1938 - 2018  (79 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Joan (Betty) Pendleton Miller 
    Nickname Betty 
    Born 5 Jun 1938  St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 May 2018 
    Buried Wabaunsee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13924  Rossville
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2019 

    Father William Warren (Pat) Pendleton,   b. 2 Oct 1913, Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1970, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Naomi E Masters Pendleton Ganson,   b. 11 Apr 1920, Union Star, DeKalb County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2012, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1946  Oskaloosa, Jefferson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3297  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald D Miller 
    Married 1 Mar 1958 
     1. Louise (LuAnn) Miller Baumchen
    +2. David Warren Miller,   b. 7 Oct 1959, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 2018, Maple Hill, Wabaunsee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Diana Elizabeth Miller Iseman,   b. 3 Apr 1963
     4. Sarah Jean Miller Meinershagen,   b. 3 Sep 1978, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Suzanne Lynette Miller Roduner Tull
     6. Daniel Miller
    Bridal Shower- Pendleton, Betty 1
    Bridal Shower- Pendleton, Betty 1
    Bridal shower honors Mrs. Miller
    A bridal shower was given Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Clyde Rogers in honor of Mrs. Don Miller. Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Bill Hesse were hostesses. After several appropriate games, the guest of honor opened her many gifts, and lovely refreshments were served.

    Invited guests included the guest of honor, Mrs. Betty Miller, and Mrs. Paul Johnson, Mrs. Lane Dunigan, Mrs. Glen Davis, Miss Connie Johnon, Miss Shirley Pontius, Miss Sue Mason, Miss Sandy Molinari, Miss Phyllis Parker, Miss Barbara Jones, all of Topeka; Miss JoAnn Swenson from Lawrence; Mrs. Eugene Grace and Ellen of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Don Hatch and Ethel Jo, Lenexa, Kansas; Miss Sarah McRoberts and Miss Olivia Me Roberts of Silver Lake; Mrs. Josephine Lieberhardt, Provo, Utah. Mrs. Adrienne Beer, Mrs. Vesta McKenzie, Mrs. Kitty Jones, Mrs. Minnie Rogers, Mrs. Gladys Viergever, Mrs. Violet Miller, Mrs. Naomi Pendleton, Miss Ellen Miller and Miss Ruth Miller, all of Willard; Mrs. Anna Lemon, Mrs. Etta Gutshall, Mrs. Betty Murray, Mrs. Opal Bush, Mrs. Cecelia Dolezilek, Mrs. Olga Parker, Mrs. Pauline Swenson, Mrs. Bernice French, Mrs. Florence Tuller, Mrs. Ruth Page, Mrs. Melba Gentry, Mrs. Mario Masters, Mrs. Marie Cowan, Mrs Millie Badura, Mrs. Nona Rafferty, Mrs. Christina Zickefoose, Mrs Irene Davis, Mrs. Helen Wilt. Mrs. Lorena Dick, Mrs. Hazel Olson, Mrs. Louella Sage, Mrs. Juanita Simmers, Mrs. Gertie Stiles, Mrs. Lura McCoy, Miss Patty Bixby, Miss Geraldine Masters, and Miss Jane Rogers, all of Rossville.
    Bridal Shower- Pendleton, Betty 2
    Bridal Shower- Pendleton, Betty 2
    Mrs. Betty Miller was the honor guest Saturday evening, March 29, at a miscellaneous shower given by the ladies of the West Union Ladies Aid Club at the home of Mrs. Hattie Grant. After a series of games, the bride went to the gift table and opened her many lovely gifts.

    Guests present were Mesdames Betty Miller, Naomi Pendleton, Violet Miller, Marie Masters, Eunice Crow, Marie Rogers, Rebecca Fouts, Hattie Grant, Opal Sheets, Margaret Billings, Fern Grant, Irene Miller, Mrs. Clyde Carrier and sons, Topeka, and Misses Marilene Pendleton, Geraldine Masters, Linda Ungeheuer, Ellen Miller. Those who sent gifts but were unable to attend were Lydia Fitzgerald, Kate Stevens and Mrs. Clyde Rogers, Miss Jane Rogers, and Mrs. Alberta Bauer.
    Marriage- Pendleton, Betty-Miller, Donald
    Marriage- Pendleton, Betty-Miller, Donald
    Pendleton-Miller marriage is announced

    Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Pendleton of Willard announce the marriage of their daughter Betty to Mr. Donald Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller also of Willard.

    The bride is a student at Stormont School of Nursing in Topeka. Donald at present is engaged in farming. Both are graduates of Rossville High School.

    They are making their home on the Miller farm south of Willard.
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2018 11:44:19 
    Family ID F3406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Miller, Elizabeth
    Obituary- Miller, Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Joan “Betty” (Pendleton) Miller, age 79 of Rossville, passed away on May 23, 2018. She was born on June 5, 1938 in St. Joseph, MO; the daughter of W. Warren and Naomi E. Pendleton.

    Elizabeth attended Willard Grade School and graduated from Rossville High School in 1956. She earned her RN diploma from Stormont Vail School of Nursing in 1958 and spent a few years working as an RN at the VA Hospital in Topeka.

    Elizabeth married her high school sweetheart, Donald “Don” Miller on March 1, 1958. In 1962, Elizabeth was called to work from home raising her children and helping Don grow the family farm. Elizabeth and Don enjoyed 60 years of marriage, through the ups and downs of raising children and building the family farm.

    Elizabeth’s life was dedicated to others, her family, community, church family, 4-H club, school board, friends and animals. She volunteered as a lector and Catechism teacher at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, was a Rossville Rustlers 4-H Club Leader for over 25 years, served on the USD 321 school board for multiple terms, and as a wrestling cheerleading sponsor (just to name a few). She rarely (if ever) said no to anyone who asked for her assistance. In addition to raising 6 children, she raised countless sick calves, horses, kittens, puppies, turtles, baby birds, gerbils, deer and even an iguana. She hated to see any living animal suffer and would work tirelessly to ensure its comfort.

    Elizabeth is perhaps best known in the Rossville area for her enthusiastic support of athletics in the community. Her voice and cowbell could be heard above everything else (much to her children’s dismay) at the countless sporting events she attended. She loved to attend all Rossville sporting events, even if she had no children or grandchildren cheer on.

    Elizabeth’s children remember her as a strong, caring, outspoken, intelligent, independent and hard-working woman. She was the pillar of strength of her family and will be sorely missed by her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.

    She is preceded in death by her son, David Miller.

    She is survived by her husband, Donald Miller, of the home; 4 daughters – LuAnn Baumchen and husband Paul (Lawrence), Diana Iseman and husband Jim (Burlington), Suzanne Tull and husband Ronnie (Willard) , Sarah Meinershagen and husband Kevan (Lawrence); 1 son – Daniel Miller and wife Jennifer (Willard) ; a daughter-in-law – Noel Miller (Dover); as well as 13 Grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

    Elizabeth wished for private burial at the family farm. Therefore, a private graveside service will be held for immediate family members only. Other family and friends are encouraged to attend her funeral mass on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at St Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville, and stay for a luncheon in Dekat Hall afterwards. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Elizabeth “Betty” Miller Participation Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences please go to