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Laurinda Miller

January 28, 1930 — August 22, 2019

Laurinda Miller


Laurinda (Pfannestiel) Miller, age 89, of Hays, Kansas passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Via Christi Village, Hays. She was born January 28, 1930 in Munjor, Kansas to Clem and Rose (Befort) Pfannestiel. On January 31, 1951 she married Linus Jacob Miller at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. He preceded her in death December 19, 2012.

Laurinda had worked at St. Anthony hospital retiring after more than 35 years. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed needlepoint and her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Miller and wife Debbie of Wichita; two daughters, Tomme Lynn Williams of Hays and Sue Carey and husband Paul of Hutchinson; a brother, Maurice Pfannestiel and wife Jeanine of Wichita; six grandchildren, Kevin Miller, Tiffany Nesbihal and husband David, Geoffrey Miller, Jenna Rizzo and husband Michael, Jason Carey and wife Becca and Alison Carey as well as three great-grandchildren, Jonah Rizzo, Cecilia and Julianna Carey.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Don Pfannestiel and a sister, Irene Layman.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Monday, August 26, 2019 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hays. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be Sunday 5 PM - 8 PM and Monday 9 AM - 9:30 AM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

A combined rosary and parish vigil service will be 7 PM Sunday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimers Association or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

Condolences may be left by guest book at or by email at


Funeral Service Monday

August 26, 2019

10:00 AM

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (KS)

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