Savonburg native Margery Miller met her future husband at K-State, where she transferred to obtain a degree in institutional management (dietitian) after graduating from Neosho Community College.
She married Ernest "Ernie" Miller in 1942. He played baseball and basketball at K-State and was majoring in civil engineering.
After he returned from serving in World War II, they owned and operated local Olson grocery stores.
Their union was blessed with four children: Kent, Phil, Janice and Mary Ann. Kent lives in Denver, CO, Phil lives in Kansas City, MO., Janice lives in Pittsburg, and Mary Ann lives in Tulsa, OK. They have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Margery went back to college at Pittsburg State University and earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1969. She taught school at Garfield Elementary School in Parsons for seven years.
Always busy with work and raising a family, Margery still found time for reading, computer games, golfing and she loved to travel. Her traveling adventures were very educational. She spent one month in Europe, 10 days in Israel and 10 days in Russia. Her favorite was Pawlies Island in South Carolina when the whole family went. She belonged to quilt guilds in Pittsburg and Parsons, a reading group and the 1st Christian Church.
Margery moved to an assisted living apartment at Via Christi Village in Pittsburg on Oct. 26, 2006. Margery says she likes everything about her new home.