Audrey Lea Johanns Miller, 94, of Phillipsburg, Kan.
Audrey Lea Johanns Miller, only child of Arthur and Elizabeth (Pruessing) Johanns, was born on Feb. 4, 1926, at Syracuse.
She passed away on March 8, 2020, at Prairie Wind Villa Assisted Living, Phillipsburg, Kan.
When Audrey was seven years old, her mother passed away. Her father’s sister, Lillian and her husband, Pastor Anton Eggerling, took her to live with them when she was ten.
The family moved to Kensington when Pastor Eggerling accepted a call to St. John Lutheran Church in 1941.
Audrey attended Kensington High School and graduated with the Class of 1944.
She was baptized on May 23, 1926 by Rev. Gabler at the St. John’s Evangelical Church, Syracuse, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on May 12, 1940, by Pastor Anton Eggerling, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wilbur.
Audrey was united in marriage to Leland F. Miller on April 21, 1946, at St. John Lutheran Church, Kensington, Kan.
Their union was blessed with four children: Cherie, Steven, Roger and Mark.
They raised their family on the farm northeast of Agra.
Audrey was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose life revolved around her family. She was a homemaker, enjoying cooking, baking and sewing. She was a quilter and made many quilts for her family. They retired from the farm in 1992 and moved to Phillipsburg.
Audrey was an active member of St. Johns all of her life.
She enjoyed singing in the church choir, teaching Sunday School, was an active member of WELCA, and the St. John’s quilting group. Audrey was also active in K-town Kates and several bridge club groups.
She loved her family and her seven grandsons were her pride and joy. She felt their love many times in return.
She was blessed with many friends through her long years,
Preceding her in death were her parents, her step-mother, her aunt and uncle Eggerling, her husband, her son, Roger, and grandson, Joshua.
She leaves to mourn her daughter Cherie Crain, Derby, Kan.; her sons, Steven and wife, Linda, Agra, Kan.; and Mark, Dodge City, Kan.; her grandsons, Mitch, Agra, Kan.; Kyle and wife, Brittany, Overland Park, Kan.; Jared and wife, Christen, Olsburg, Kan.; Neal, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Wynn and Tate, Dodge City, Kan.; her great-grandsons Parker, Overland Park, Kan.; Preston and Greyson, Olsburg, Kan.; her great-granddaughter, Vale, Overland Park, Kan.; her cousins, Robert Eggerling and Paul Eggerling and wife, Jen; her sister-in-law, Charlotte Rahjes, Phillipsburg; her brother-in-law, David Miller and wife, Jolinda, Lakewood, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 16, in the St. John Lutheran Church, Kensington, with Pastors Lorna Paulus and Lee Bennight officiating. Burial followed in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Kensington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Under His Wings, Inc., Hospice Services or St. John Lutheran Church.
Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, P. O. Box 563, Phillipsburg, Kan., 67661 was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences: www.olliffboeve.com