E. Loretta Miller-Roberts, 69, Moran, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at her home. Loretta was born on Aug. 10, 1944, to Leslie S. Perkins and Helen M (Patrick) Perkins in Iola.
Loretta and her family moved to the Moran area after the flood of 1951. Prior to the flood they had lived in the Geneva/Iola area. She attended grade school in Iola and Moran, graduating from Moran High School in 1962. Loretta was a long-time resident of Moran and the Allen County area. She obtained her EMT certification in 1979 and was employed by the City of Moran for 26 years. She was an EMT I on the Moran Ambulance, Unit 34, until she retired in 2005. She was dedicated to her community and often worked on call seven days a week to help support her family.
After graduation, she married Arnold E. Miller, Sr. on June 3, 1962; they later divorced. Born to this marriage were three sons and one daughter.
On July 15, 1999, she married Lee Roberts at the Christian Church in Moran.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Helen Perkins; daughter, Collette Miller, who passed away at birth; brother, Larry; her sister, Roberta, who also passed away at birth.
Loretta is survived by her husband Lee Roberts; her children Arnold Miller, Jr. and wife Beth, Pomona, Bryan Miller and wife Tina, Colony, and Craig Miller and wife Paula, Moran. She had five grandchildren, Derrick Miller, Stacy Miller-Clark, Byran Miller, Cheyanne Miller, and Clayton Miller; two great-granddaughters, Zoey and MaciMae; two great-grandsons, Charlie and Lincoln; two step-children and four step-grandchildren, Jerry Roberts and his companion Nancy Wilson; Hettie Diane Wilson and husband Irvin, their children, Sydney and Sadie Houk, Rylee and Randy Wilson, all of Humboldt.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Moran. Burial will follow in Moran Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home in Moran.
Condolences to the family may be sent at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Susan Phillips, 63, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Joplin. She was born on Feb. 11, 1951, in Scranton, Pa., to John William Hall and Helen Rita (O’Hara) Hall. Early in her life Susan married Larry Richards and together... [More]
Mae Truster, 95, Iola, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola, surrounded by her family.Mae was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Iola, the daughter of George Beaty and Myrtle (Conover) Beaty. She attended school in Iola.On Aug. 7, 1937, Mae married Merrill Truster... [More]
Okah Roberts, rural Savonburg, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Diversicare in Chanute.Okah was born Aug. 1, 1923, to Karl and Martha Trieda Hauser rural Humboldt. Okah attended grade school at the Central Avenue School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941. While... [More]
The special election for a school bond issue has been put on hold. For now. USD 257 board of education members met for a special board meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the pros and cons of taking time with a bond issue for new facilities. Monday afternoon Governor Sam Brownback... [More]
The first of two major events in Iola to recognize veterans is right around the corner. Memorial Day will be observed at Iola’s Highland Cemetery on Monday, May 26. Memorial services start at 11 a.m. and traditionally draw a crowd, including many veterans. It is a time... [More]
The campaign to decide who will represent District 76 in the Kansas House next term is tinged with intrigue. As it stands today, incumbent Peggy Mast is out of the race, leaving Jeff Freeman, Le Roy, the lone GOP candidate. He will face Bill Otto, former District 9 representative,... [More]
By SCOTT L. STEWART HUMBOLDT — Racing USRA/McCarthy Auto Group Modifieds is a tough act, and winning a feature against 14 other first-class drivers is no easy feat. Paden Phillips of Chanute, a rising star in the Modified racing series nationwide, joined these... [More]
Fielding issues on the baseball diamond plagued Marmaton Valley High in a pair of losses Monday. The Wildcats dropped 19-3 and 9-5 decisions to Uniontown High. “We really have to clean up the fielding if we want to stay in ball games,” Wildcat head coach Derek... [More]