Laurinda (Pfannestiel) Miller, 89, Hays, died, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at Via Christi Village.

She was born Jan. 28, 1930, in Munjor to Clem and Rose (Befort) Pfannestiel. On Jan. 31, 1951, she married Linus Jacob Miller at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 2012.

She 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, Wichita; two daughters, Tomme Lynn Williams, Hays, and Sue Carey and husband, Paul, 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; and 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 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine.

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

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

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