Thelma M. ‘Toots’ Miller
Thelma M. “Toots” Miller, age 95, died Thursday afternoon, January 20, 2011, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born August 13, 1915, in southern Meade County, Kansas, Nye Route, the daughter of J.C. and Mary (Buck) Cordes.  She was a longtime member of Meade County.
On March 25, 1940, she married Ora “Orie” Miller at the Lutheran parsonage in Meade, Kansas.  After their marriage the couple made their home in rural Meade County.  She later moved to Meade where she worked for the Lone Tree Lodge for sixteen years.   Over the years she continued to assist other members of the community with their daily activities.
She was a faithful member of Saint John Lutheran Church, LWML, and the ladies quilting group.  She enjoyed sewing, making quilts, gardening, and was an avid fisher.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband on January 3, 1967; her parents; two brothers, Emil Cordes and Albert Cordes; and a sister, Hulda “Peggy” Hayden.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, Kansas, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding.  Friends may sign the register book at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.  Cremation has taken place.  Inurnment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Beam Senior Center, or St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.
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