Obituary: Paula Miller

Paula S. Miller, 67, of Shawnee, died Sunday, April 17, 2022.

Paula was born Aug. 28, 1954, in Sabetha to Marshall and Geneva Ukele. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1976 with a bachelor of science in medical technology. She retired from The University of Kansas Medical Center in 2021 after 45 years. She was a medical technologist, a quality control manager and a customer service instructor where she taught over 10,000 employees.

She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church since 1979. During her years at Hope, she enjoyed making and serving dinners, cheering and attending youth basketball, serving with and attending LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) events. Her biggest joys were found with her family attending K-State football games, big holiday dinners, shopping and celebrating all their accomplishments.

Paula was proceeded in death by her parents; sister, Pamela Ukele; brothers, Stephen Ukele and Lee Ukele; sister-in-law, Carmen Ukele; and niece, Marlee Ukele.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Alan G. Miller; daughter, Jean Miller; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Virginia Radtke of Salina; sister-in-law, Pamela Ukele of Sabetha; nieces and nephews, Tim (TiAda) Radtke of Wichita Falls, Texas, Kristen (Sean) Krainbill of St. George, Joylynn (Gabe) Gutierrez of Lawrence, Ryan (Emily) Haug of Sabetha, Anna (Aaron) Weiser of Olathe, Cassaday (Travis) Hood of Oak Grove, Mo., Tanner Ukele of Sabetha and Carson Ukele of Sabetha; and 12 great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 21, at Hope Lutheran in Shawnee. The burial followed at Sabetha Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hope Lutheran Church or to the Lee, Carmen and Marlee Ukele Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The Sabetha Herald 4/27/2022


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