Sharon Kay Miller, 71, of Russell, Kansas, died on February 03, 2015, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Sharon was born on June 15, 1943, in Barton County, Kansas, the daughter of Godfred and Alvina (Nuss) Miller. She grew up in the Paradise, Kansas, community and graduated from the Paradise High School. She was united in marriage to Earl Maurice Friess on June 2nd, 1962 in Ransom, Kansas and they were married for 11 1/2 years. As a young woman, Sharon always dreamed of being a stewardess in the airlines but was never able to make that dream a reality. She worked for Travenol in Hays, Kansas and also worked for King of the Road in Russell, a hostess at Russell's Inn and a house cleaning service in Russell. She was a longtime member of the St. Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell. She loved animals, especially her cat Spooky. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving family include daughter Teri Friess, son Eugene F. Friess both of Russell; brothers Roger Miller(Sandy) of Salina, Myron Miller (Rosie) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Gary Miller(Judy) Montgomery, Alabama, Fred Miller(Kay) Salina; sister and Marilynn Dinkel(Devane) of Russell; and granddaughter Ashley Michelle Mutter.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Her sister DiAnn Becker died February 16, 2015.
A memorial service to celebrate Sharon's life will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, with Father Michael Elan officiating. A private inurnment will take place after the service. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday, February 27th at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Western Plains Animal Refuge out of Hays and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.