R. Nadine Miller, 99, of Beatrice, NE, formerly of LaCrosse, KS, was born on June 28, 1918 in Larned, Kansas, to O.H. and Stella (Davis) Fell. She was the youngest of eight children. Nadine attended Larned Public Schools and was graduated in 1936. She then attended Salt City Business College in Hutchinson, Kansas. Nadine and Kenneth were married on March 19, 1939, and had 67 years of shared love. They raised their family on their Rush County farm where she was a hardworking farm wife and dedicated mother and grandmother. Her children describe her as a feisty, caring, practical mom who always put others first. She was a fabulous seamstress who sewed many prom and wedding dresses, as well as every day clothes and numerous angel and shepherd costumes for church plays. A devoted Christian and long-term member of the First Christian Church, LaCrosse, KS, Nadine fried many baskets of chicken for picnics, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and helped in any other way she could. She enjoyed ice cream, sewing, crocheting, and cooking for family gatherings.
Nadine joined the angels on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, her parents, five sisters, and two brothers. All her life she missed her playmate and sister, Lorraine, who died when Nadine was about 10 years old. Celebrating her life are her children: Greg and wife Tina Miller (Oklahoma City, OK), daughters, Dianne and husband Neal Kelley (Grand Island, NE), Sarah and husband Bruce Jordan (Tulsa, OK), Pam and husband Sam Dierberger (Beatrice, NE); grandchildren Alan Oborny, Cindy Miesbach, Wendy Cox, Melanie Morris, Michael Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Heather Jeffries, Todd Dierberger, and Jeff Dierberger; and 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the First Christian Church, LaCrosse, Kansas, with Pastor Mark Sizemore officiating. Visitation will be held at the church one prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the La Crosse City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Christian Church, Nebraska P.E.O. Home, or to donor’s choice. Online messages of condolence can be left at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com. Services are entrusted to Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, NE (402) 223-2341.