The Heroines

Ethel Miller

is honored with a Brick from Ramona L. (Miller) Driessen, Janice M. (Miller) Masters '82, Cheryl K. Miller '88

Determination. Self-respect. Dignity. Self-reliant. These words come to mind when describing our mother, Ethel W. (Imel) Miller. One of three daughters born to Floyd ad Marguerite Imel of Spearville, our mother is a lifelong Kansas resident. Now retired, her professional life centered on health care. In 1953 she completed her training through the Halstead Hospital School of Nursing, and in 1954 she married George E. Miller of rural Sedgwick. Their five children (Ramona, Janice, Neil, Scott, and Cheryl) were raised on a small farm. Three of the children attended Wichita State University.

For many years her primary focus was on us, her children. Once we were established in school, she returned to working as a Registered Nurse for the Hertzler Clinic in Halstead. She retired in 1998 and now directs her energies toward reading, walking, gardening, quilting, and remodeling the farmhouse. She is also the grandmother of six.

Hard work, self-discipline, personal strength, thrift and organization are values she instilled in us. She is our heroine.