Ruth M. Miller of Eckert died July 9, 2019, at Colorow Health Center in Olathe. She was 91.

She was born July 5, 1928, in Wayne County, Mo., to Noah and Katie (Dinkins) Sturgeon. The family moved to Olathe shortly afterwards. She graduated from high school in Olathe.

She married Jack Miller, eloping to Albuquerque, N.M. They lived in Battle Mountain, Nev.

In the 1980s the Millers retired to Eckert. They tended a small orchard there and cultivated a large garden.

Mrs. Miller was president of the Women in Mining in Nevada, creating and selling cookbooks to raise money for scholarships for local students. She also supported mining causes while in Nevada. She enjoyed gardening and canning.

She is survived by her daughters, Judith (Terrance) Douglass; Katherine McGill of northern California, June (Lloyd) Flowers of Nevada; four grandchildren, Jack Douglass, James (Lora) Douglass, Bryan (Samantha) Flowers, and Sarah Flowers; five great-grandchildren, Ryan (Brianna) Douglass, Brookelynn (Alex) Proctor, Kadi Douglass, Rebekah Douglass, Taylor Douglass, Jackson Flowers, and Katherine Flowers; brothers, Dallas (Loraine) Sturgeon of Denver, Clarence (Vie) Sturgeon of Denver, Bob (Margie) Sturgeon of Delta; and extended family.

Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her sister, Nadine Hamblen; and brother Gene Sturgeon.

Memorial contributions may be made to HopeWest online or PO Box 24, Delta, CO 81416, or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Grand View Cemetery in Montrose. Arrangements are being handled by Crippin Funeral Home.

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