Olive June Miller
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Olive June (Eberle) Miller died on January, 28, 2014 at the age of 96 years in Lawrence, KS. She was born on September 16, 1917 in her grandparents farmhouse north of Crescent OK to Everett Charles Eberle and Twyla Audrey (Barnes) Eberle. At an early age her family moved to Kansas City where she attended Horace Mann School through 3rd grade. The family then moved to Basehor, Kansas where she graduated from high school. June then attended Emporia Teachers College for one year and received a lifetime teacher's certificate and began her 43-year career as an elementary school teacher. She taught for 8 years in mostly one-room school houses including Stony Point and Pleasant Ridge in rural Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties before marrying Loyce V. Miller, also a teacher, on August 2, 1943 in Hutchinson, KS. The couple began their marriage in Castleton, but they lived in several south-central Kansas communities throughout their careers. June taught in Castleton, Plevna, Yoder, and Zenda before finishing her career with 19 years in Pretty Prairie. After years of summer school June received her Bachelor's degree in education from Emporia State University in May, 1962.Loyce preceded her in death in 1995. In late 2000June moved to Lawrence, the home of her only child, Twyla Dubois, and resided in Brandon Woods until her death.
June truly reveled in teaching elementary-school-aged children, exemplifying patience and love throughout her career. She was also active in teacher organizations and church circles, including Sarah's circle of the Lawrence First United Methodist Church. June was preceded in her death by her parents, Everett and Twyla, her husband, Loyce, but is survived by her sister, Schlotta Ann Meyer of Orono, ME. She is also survived by her daughter, Twyla Dubois and her husband Martin, Lawrence, two granddaughters, Leslie Need and her husband Harry, Anchorage, AK, and Jacqueline Miller and her husband Adam, Richardson TX, and their children Max and Bo, June's two great-grandchildren.
Family and friends will gather to honor and celebrate June's life on Saturday, February 1 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist West Campus Celebration Center, 867 Highway 40, Lawrence, KS 66049. Friends may choose to contribute in June's honor to their favorite charity or to hers, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Online condolences may be placed at www.chapeloaksne.com.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 30, 2014