Edna Viola Miller , 89, of Russell, Kansas, died on Monday, June 01, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Hays, Kansas.
Edna was born on December 22, 1925, in Galatia, Kansas, the daughter of David and Emma (Steinert) Kraft. She grew up on the family farm and attended local schools in Galatia until 1941, when she left home at age 16 to work in Russell at the Cliff Hotel. She was married to Robert E. Miller on March 06, 1946, in Russell, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with 5 daughters Diane, Sonja, Debbie, Stephanie and Connie. She lived in Wichita from 1972 to 1987. She worked as a Nurses Aid at the Stafford Nursing Home in Wichita for several years as well as Christ Villa Nursing Home in Wichita. She enjoyed singing, walking, dancing, gardening and embroidering. Most of all she enjoyed spending precious time with her family.
Surviving family include her four daughters Diane Sutcliffe & husband Rick of Hays, Kansas, Sonja Burns & husband Carl (deceased) of Salina, Kansas, Debbie Schnelle & husband John of Wichita, Kansas and Stephanie Dansco & husband Gavril of Gardner, Kansas; brothers Herbert Kraft of Russell and Gene Kraft of Bunker Hill, Kansas; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert on February 03, 1979, 6 sisters, 3 brothers; daughter Connie Beth Miller and a granddaughter Kim.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later time. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the memorial service.