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Martha “Marti” Dorris Miller, 74 of Kansas City, Missouri died peacefully in her home on August 24, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Colonial Presbyterian, Kansas City, Missouri with Pastor Mark Potter officiating.
She was born on June 10, 1946 at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor, Washington, she was a devoted mother and friend to many. During her life, she sailed boats, flew airplanes, served as a missionary to multiple native tribes in the US, Canada, and Ecuador. As an educator from Miami Bible College, she ran two different one-room schoolhouses, worked in synagogues, and taught in Christian schools. She owned a bookstore in Junction City, Kansas in the late 80’s.
Marti was an award-winning florist when she lived in Cashiers, NC. In her 50’s, she earned a certificate in Association Management from Duke University. Throughout her life, she rescued and loved many animals.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Robert and Lenora “Linda” Dorris, and her three brothers, Robert Jr., Don, and Scott Dorris. Marti is survived by: her son, Charles W. Miller Jr. of Flint, Michigan (daughter-in-law, Townes W. Osborn Miller), daughter, Elizabeth Michelle Miller of Kansas
City, Missouri, and her sister Laurie Dorris of Cashiers, North Carolina.
Memorial Donations may be made to
Kansas City, Missouri:
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137. Please put in the memo line: In memory of Marti Miller.
Cashiers, North Carolina:
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cashiers Area Humane Society P.O. Box 638, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. Please put in the memo line: In memory of Marti Miller and/or
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cashiers Library P.O. Box 2127, Cashiers, North Carolina 28717. Please put in the memo line: In memory of Marti Miller