Linda J. Miller, 54, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, December 30, 2016, at her home in Russell.
Linda was born on January 30, 1962, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the daughter of Aldon and Martha (Leonard) Smith. She grew up in Ulysses, Kansas and graduated from Garden City High School in Garden City, Kansas. After high school she attended North Central Kansas Vo-Tech College. She was married to Jeff Howard on July 30, 1986 in Grainfield, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with a son Christopher. Later, she and Jeff were divorced. Even though things were difficult for her, do to some physical limitation, she worked hard and never gave up on herself. She was blessed with love a second time and was united in marriage to John R. Miller on March 16, 1998, in Hays, Kansas. She enjoyed reading, following politics, bird watching, wind chimes, her dogs, and stray animals. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her husband and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her many grandchildren.
Surviving family include her husband John Miller of the home, son Christopher T. Howard and mother Martha Kennedy both of Russell, Kansas; stepsons Ted Miller (Beth) of Holcomb, Kansas, J.R. Miller (Tracy) of Edgerton, Kansas and stepdaughter Ange Dennix (James) of Buffalo, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her father, brother Todd Smith and stepfather Harry L. Kennedy.
A memorial service to Celebrate Linda's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 06, 2017, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell. Cremation has been selected by the family and a private inurnment of the ashes will take place at a later date. Family will greet guests on Friday, before and after the memorial service. Memorials may be given to the Angels Care Home Health of Russell or High Plains Humane Society of Hays, Kansas and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.