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Nellie (Hoyt) Miller


Nellie May (Hoyt) Miller, passed from life at 91 on April 27 at Oakview Estates, Frontenac, Kansas.

Nellie was born to Ellis and Esther (Dickeson) Hoyt on June 13, 1932 in Niles Michigan. Nellie was united in marriage to Harry Erwin Miller on November 25, 1950 in Plymouth, Indiana.

Nellie was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also a generous and giving person who always put others before herself. She loved her family and traveling. She planned family vacations and visitations every year with a detailed itinerary. She was well known for her lists and planning abilities. Nellie became interested in geneology by researching and keeping extensive records of her ancestry and stayed in touch with family.

Nellie and her husband bought the Capistrano Motel on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, KS, then they moved from Wisconsin with her mother and two children. Harry continued working in Tool & Die while Nellie managed the motel. She had a background in bookkeeping. Nellie was also a devoted caregiver for both her husband and mother until their passing.

She was an avid reader, loved playing cards, and crocheted Afghans for all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a sports enthusiast and looked forward to her family's March Madness contest, horse racing, and never missed the Little League World Series or the Green Bay Packers.

Nellie is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, and one daughter, Lynn (Miller) Perego.

She is survived by one son, Steve Miller (Donna) of Tecumcsh, OK; three daughters, Mary Jo Winston of Milwaukee, WI, Janet Miller of Pittsburg, KS, and Lori Miller of Grove, OK; eight grandchildren, Jamie and Tyler Clemans, Elizabeth and David Winston {Kaydian}, Katherine and Wyatt Miller, Brooke Douglas (Zach) and Garrett Morrissey; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Miller and Isaac Clemans; and her beloved dog, Brownie.

She was affectionately called the "little lady" by her grandson. Nellie leaves her family with many cherished memories. The family wants to thank Oakview Estates for their genuine loving care and all the friends she made during her stay.

Family will celebrate her life at a graveside service later this year in Wisconsin. Nellie requests that memorial donations be made to the Oakview Estates Activity Fund; 316 Wickware Drive, Frontenac, KS 66763.