Bom-Wrapper

Kenneth Miller

Kenneth J Miller

Friday, October 30th, 1925 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Kenneth Miller, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Kenneth Miller

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Kenneth's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Kenneth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Kenneth J. Miller 94, passed away September 22, 2020. He was born October 30, 1925 to Gwen H. and Louise M. (Raymond) Miller in Greensburg, KS. He grew up in Minneola and Meade, KS,moving to Greensburg, KS his senior year in High School, graduating in 1943. He was active in the Boy Scouts earning his Eagle Scout aware with two palm branches in 1936. He enlisted in the Marine Corp September 1943 at the age of 17. After High School he was deployed to California where he was a member of the Marine Raiders prior to the group being dismantled during WWII. The members of the Raiders were dispersed to other units and Ken was transferred to the newly formed Co A, 1st Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He landed on Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. Ken was wounded March 2, 1945 for which he was awarded the Pearl Heart. He was discharged December 1945 at the rank of Corporal. After discharge from the Marines, he attended Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, where he played football and basketball, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He earned his Masters Degree in Education in 1971 through Emporia State University.
He married Sally Elliott in 1950 and to this union were born four children: Kenneth Michael, Brenda Jo, Kelly Eugene, and Claudia Rae. He taught Industrial Arts and Drafting at the High School level and was football, basketball, and track coach. During his teaching career, he taught & coached at Coats, Sylvia, Inman, Kingman and finally Solomon, KS. He loved teaching and coaching impacting the lives of many young men and women during his 37 years in education.
Ken married Kaylene Liston Riffel in 1979. After his retirement, they lived in Granby, Co where he built their dream home. He enjoyed the mountains and skiing. They remained in Colorado 21 years, returning to Chapman, KS 11 yrs ago. He is survived by his wife, Kaylene of the home, children, Mike (Carrie) Miller of Hutchinson, KS, Brenda Moorman of Tigard, OR, Kelly (Raylene) Miller of Clearwater, KS, Claudia (Larry) Nelson of New Cambria, KS, step-son, Brian Riffel of Lenexa, KS, nine grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren, his sister, Marty Koch of Dublin, OH, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Sally Walker, parents, and two brothers.
Visitation on Sunday, September 27 at Martin Becker Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. Military Graveside services will be Monday, September 28 at 1:00 pm St. John’s Cemetery, Junction City, KS. Memorials may be made to the Dickinson County Home Health & Hospice in lieu of flowers. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW Third St., Abilene, Kansas 67410.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Kenneth

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 | 9:00am - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, September 27th, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Location
    Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home
    Address
    414 N 3rd
    ABILENE, KS 67410
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Friends many come by any time Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home to sign the register book.
Graveside Services will be 1:00 P.M., Monday, September 28, 2020 at St. John's Cemetery off of 3300 and Union Road.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Kenneth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Kenneth J Miller by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
HS

Harry Simpson

Posted at 03:37pm
Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Marine Corps, WWII.

RR

Robb Rankin

Posted at 11:32am
While in Granby, we had neighborhood dinners on a rotating basis. When the Miller's turn came up, Kaylene had to make a trip to Colorado Springs to visit her sister but Kenny was insistent he could still host the dinner. When we came over with the Youngs, he was the ultimate host. We don't remember the main course but the tossed salad has stuck in our minds forever. We asked about the ingredient we couldn't identify right away and he proudly announced they were chocolate malted milk balls! He thought it sounded good to include them. We'll never know if he was sincere or pulling one over on us or just his streak of independence but we ate the salad with gusto!

Thanks for the memories. Molly and Robb Rankin
HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 03:05pm
Thinking of you and sending hugs. Tom, Laura, and Bryan Riffel
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Kenneth Miller. Send Flowers

HS

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 08:18am
We were so lucky and blessed to have you as our Grandpa! With love, Kerry, Kelly, Drew and Reese
Flower Image

Flowers were purchased for the family of Kenneth Miller. Send Flowers

Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: