P earl Josephine (Massner) Miller, 90, of Sabetha, KS passed away Saturday morning, October 28, 2017 at the Sabetha Community Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 1, 1927 in Morris, MN, the second of eight children, to David and Carrie (Reber) Massner. Pearl moved with her family to Kansas in 1934, and graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1944. She married Wayne Miller on April 4, 1948. Along with helping her husband on the dairy farm, Pearl worked at Western Insurance and then Lincoln National. Upon retiring in 1993, they moved to Sabetha, Kansas to be near family.
Pearl’s joy was serving others. She nourished people around her with love, faith and hospitality. Left to honor her and remember her love, are her children: Evelyn (Neil) Hartter (Bern, KS), Dr. Dennis (April) Miller (Leawood, KS), Dr. Kent (Jane) Miller (Tremont, IL), Cheryl (David) Byrne (Morton, IL), Carol (Dean) Steffen (Marengo, IL), and son-in-law, John Lehman (Sabetha, KS) as well as 25 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Emma (Robert) Hoerr and a brother-in-law, Louis Hoerr, both of Taylor, MO.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter, Connie (John) Lehman, grandson, Matthew Miller, great-granddaughter, Adeline Rose Hobbs, 2 brothers: Roy Massner and Dr. Ray Massner and 4 sisters: Mary (Sam) Huber, Lillian (Lyle) Fischer, Ethel (Harvey) Smith, and Ruth (Louis) Hoerr.
Pearl was a member of the Bern Apostolic Christian Church where services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha, KS. Burial will be in the Bern Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home, Sabetha, KS or the David and Carrie Massner scholarship fund at Fort Scott Community College.