Obituary

Joshua Clare (Josh) Miller

Joshua Clare Josh Miller, 36, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 1:16 a.m., Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1600 Limestone Road and Union Pacific Railroad Crossing, McPherson, Kansas.

Josh was born in McPherson, Kansas on January 12, 1978, the son of Deborah "Debb" L. (Crawford) Miller and Brent Dale Miller.

Josh attended the Lincoln grade school, McPherson Middle School, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1997. He then attended and graduated from Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas where he received his degree in Business.

Josh was Baptized at the First Presbyterian Church McPherson, Kansas.

Joshua worked at Porky's Barbecue, worked as a machinist/engine builder for Jims Motor Service of Galva and was currently working for Hospira as a Senior Production Officer.

Josh enjoyed working on cars and racing, grilling for his family and friends, spending as much time as he could with his children and he enjoyed life to the fullest. Where ever he went he never met a stranger.

Joshua Clare Miller was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie Nichole Nelson on February 14, 2004 at New Gottland Covenant Church, McPherson, Kansas.

Surviving family members include his loving wife, Stephanie Miller, of McPherson, Kansas; his children, Mason Cole Miller and Payten Clare Miller, both of the home; his mother, Debb Miller-Dyer and her husband Kevin, of McPherson, Kansas; his sister, Mallory Julius and her husband Joseph, of McPherson, Kansas; his grandmother, Wilma Crawford, of Inman, Kansas, his niece, Lacie Ranae; his nephew, Ryan Joseph, and one more nephew on the way, Ethan Joshua; many cousins, other relatives and a host of friends.

Josh was preceded in death by his father Brent Dale Miller; paternal grandparents M. Clare and Sadie L. (Haflin) Miller and his maternal grandparents, Douglas and Paulette (White) Crawford; his uncle, Stephen Miller, and his aunt, Marka Miller.

Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas.

Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

Memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 with Reverend H. Dick Reynolds, Jr. officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joshua C. Miller Children's Education Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Helen L. Spohn

Helen L. Spohn, 94, of Marquette, passed away October 17, 2014.

She was born March 5, 1920, in Conway, the daughter of Gus and Tina (Johnson) Anderson. On October 4, 1940, in Hutchinson, she was married to Leo Spohn. He passed away on March 13, 1985.

She was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Wayne, Edwin, Lawrence, Clarence, Glenford, 3 sisters, Pearl, Ruth, Mildred and one great, great grandson.

Helen leaves behind many loved ones, including 5 sons, Lawrence(Saundra) of Marquette, Ross(Effie) of Wamego, Cary(Pauline) of Castle Rock, CO, Raymond of Daytona, FL, and Doyle(Pat) of Holton. 18 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and 23 great, great, grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday October 21st, at the Elim Lutheran Church in Marquette.

Private family burial will be held later at the Marquette Cemetery.

Memorials may be designated for the Smoky Valley Saddle Club and the Marquette Public Library in care of Christians Funeral Home 103 N. Washington, PO Box 386, Lindsborg, KS 67456.