Fern Miller Stamper, 78, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away, Friday, June 7, 2013 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington, KS.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday June 10, 2013 at Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Sumner County Care Center and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.com.
Fern was born the daughter of Homer and Virgie (Ragsdale) Miller on June 24, 1934 in Blanchard, Oklahoma. She attended Dibble country school until the 6th grade. From then on she had to help on the family farm.
Fern was united in marriage to Virgle Stamper on May 22, 1961 in Winfield, KS. In her early years, she enjoyed long walks and gardening. Pansies were her favorite flowers. Later on in life, she enjoyed listening to gospel radio stations, but the Christian music pleased her the most. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and listening to them. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington, KS.
She is survived by her children; Joanne Watson and her husband Bob of Salina, KS; Rene Johnson and her husband John of Dunedin, FL; Sony Roensch and her husband Tad of Holts Summit, MO; Cynthia Woods and her husband Sherman of Medicine Lodge, KS; and Eugene Parrish and his wife Tammy of Wellington, KS; 4 sisters: Marie Miller of Lindsay, OK; Wynona Redd of Newcastle, OK; Jo Beam and her husband Dan of Alex, OK; Lola Williams and her husband Elton of Newcastle, OK; 2 brothers: Homer Jr. "Jenks" Miller and Harold Miller of Lindsay, OK; and 10 grandchildren.
Fern is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Faye Miller, and her husband Virgle Stamper on April 3, 2013.