Ruth E. Miller, 90 of Hays and formerly of Milberger, Kansas died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Via Christi Nursing Home in Hays, Kansas.

Ruth was born May 7, 1922 in Milberger, the daughter of William Fredrick and Lydia (Templing) Karst.  She grew up in the Milberger area and attended country schools.

Ruth was united in marriage to Raymond E. Miller on January 4, 1943 in Reno, Nevada.  They resided in California while Raymond was serving in the Army Air Corp till 1945.
This union was blessed with four children; Janice, Byron, Randall and Richard.  Later they established their home on the family farm in Barton County, Kansas.  In 2005, Ruth moved to the September Apartments in Russell, and resided there till 2011.

Ruth was a homemaker and devoted mother.  She also loved to sew.  She was a member of the Emmanual Lutheran Church in Miberger and the Sunflower Polka Club.

Surviving family include her daughter, Janice McCubbin (Lee) of Grainfield, Kansas; three sons,  Byron Miller of Denver, Colorado, Randall Miller of Russell, Kansas and Richard Miller (Carla) of Russell, Kansas; former daughter-in-law, Elena Miller of Buffalo Grove, Illinois; four grandchildren, Scott McCubbin, Ryan Miller and Rylee Miller and Natasha Kopytova; two great grandchildren, Jordan McCubbin and Mackenzie McCubbin; and many nieces and nephews and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Clarence Karst, Herbert Karst, Elmer Karst and Donald Karst and sister, Alvina Templeton.

Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger, Kansas with Pastor Amy Austin officiating.  Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9 AM to 8 PM Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6 PM to 7 PM.  A memorial has been established as the Ruth Miller Memorial Fund.  Contributions and condolences may be sent in care of  Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary who is in charge of these funeral arrangements.


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