Maxine Miller, 92, Topeka: Dec. 1, 1924 – June 7, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. – Maxine Miller, 92, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Lexington Park care facility in Topeka, Kan.  She was born Ruth Maxine Brecheisen on Dec. 1, 1924, near Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Clarence and Hallie McCreight Brecheisen.

Maxine had lived all of her life near Lyndon until moving to Topeka in 2006.

Maxine was a homemaker all of her life and also drove the school bus for the Vassar, Kan., grade school, hauled water, and was an Avon representative. She was a graduate of Washburn University, studying history. She was a member of the Vassar United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies at Atria Hearthstone, in Topeka.

On Dec. 27, 1957, Maxine was married to Robert O. Miller, in Vassar.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, on July 12, 2007; parents, Clarence and Hallie; brother, Paul Brecheisen; and sister, Edrie Peimann.

Maxine is survived by her daughters, Terry Kramer (Mohammad El Khatatbeh),  Lawrence, Kan., Dixie Dunlap (Dale), Topeka, and Peggy Miller (Steve Scott), Lenexa, Kan.; brother, Charles Brecheisen, Topeka; four grandchildren Jennifer Davin (Eric), Ben Kramer, Melissa Kramer and Jill Armstrong (Todd); three great-grandchildren, Maggie Armstrong, Hillary Armstrong and Blake Armstrong; and a great-great-granddaughter, Elia.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon.  The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Osage City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vassar United Methodist Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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