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Ellsworth Johann Freidrich Mueller

Born - May 5, 1914

Stuttgart, Phillips County Kansas

Baptized - 1914

Married - June 3, 1937

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas

Died - May 9, 1998

His Home, Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas

Buried - Wednesday, May 13, 1998

Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas


Buried - Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery - Stuttgart, Kansas





Ellsworth Miller

Ellsworth J. "Mike" Miller son of Michael J. and Christina Eltiste Miller was born in Stuttgart on May 5, 1914 and died at his home in Phillipsburg on May 9, 1998 at the age of 84.

He attended school in Phillips County.

On June 2, 1937, he was united in marriage to Hilda Merklein at Stuttgart and to this union three children were born; Shirley, Eldon "Butch"
and Lannie.

"Mike" was an oil field pumper until his retirement. He and Hilda lived in Stuttgart until a couple of years ago when they moved to Phillipsburg. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda of the home in Phillipsburg; one daughter, Shirley Vanderplas and her husband, Bill, Phillipsburg; two sons; Eldon

"Butch" Miller and is wife, Bev, Stuttgart and Lannie Miller and his wife, Judy of Lake View, Iowa; two sisters, Ester Weinman, Stuttgart and Erna Lazure, Stamford, Nebraska; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

"Mike" will be greatly missed by his family and many many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13 at 10:00 a. m. in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart with Pastor Bill "J" Terry, Jr., officiating.

Kathy Merklein and Jane Kirchhoff sang "The Last Mile Of The Way" and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Children Of The Heavenly Father" accompanied by Phyllis Merklein, organist.

Casket bearers were: Jeff Vanderplas, Tom Jacobs, James Zillinger, Michael Miller, Alan Hanke, Louis Zillinger and Glenn Weinman. Honorary bearers were: Willard (Hap) Weinman, Robert Sharp II and all of Mike's friends.

Interment was in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Stuttgart.

Arrangements were handled by Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel.


Our warmest, heartfelt thank you to our relatives and dear friends for their support and love throughout Mike's illness and at the time of his death. The flowers, prayers, memorials, food and love was deeply appreciated. A special thanks to Emmanuel Lutheran Church for serving us lunch after the service.

The Family of Ellsworth (Mike) Miller

Phillips County Review

May 21, 1998




Wife - Hilda Barbette Elisabeth (Merklein) Miller

Born - May 3, 1916

Prairie View, Phillips County, Kansas

Baptized - 1916

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church

Stuttgart, Phillips County, Kansas



Daughter - Shirley (Miller) Vanderplas

Born - September 6, 1938

Husband - Billy Vanderplas

Married - September 6, 1958


 Veteran - World War IISon - Eldon Leroy Miller

"Butch" Miller

Born - April 25, 1940

Wife - Beverly (Cole) Miller

Married - June 16, 1963



Stuttgart News

Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Miller are the proud parents of a son born April 25. The baby has been given the name of

 Eldon Leroy. Dr. Nelson was the attending physician.

Phillips County Review

May 2, 1940




Son - Lannie Miller

Born - August 27, 1951

Wife - Judy (McClellan) Miller

Married - February 2, 1974



Brother - Irvin Michael August Mueller

Born -May 19,1911


Sister -Esther Emma Margaretha (Mueller) Weinman

Born - August 16,1919


Sister - Erna Margarethe (Mueller) Bach

Born - July 11, 1921



Father - Wilhelm Johann Michael Mueller

Mother - Christina Katharina (Eltiste) Mueller


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