Mirriam Shauneen Miller, age 65, resident of 924 S. Judson, Fort Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at Mercy Health Center. She was born December 28, 1941, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Julio Dominic Bond and Mercedes White Bond. Shauneen was a 1960 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a tri-lingual major in Spanish, French, and Russian. She received her Master's Degree from Pittsburg State in special education.
She married Don Miller on August 29, 1964, at the St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Fort Scott. The couple lived in Coffeyville, where she taught 5th grade at Lowell Elementary School, prior to returning to Fort Scott. Shauneen was retired from U-234, where she taught special needs students. She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church until its closing, and later attended Community Christian Church. She was also a member of the Library Board and a past member of the Pioneer Kiwanis. She was an avid reader and loved to paint with oils and acrylic. She also enjoyed traveling. Shauneen received the Fort Scott Middle School "Dale E. Hammons Award" in 1995.
Survivors include her husband Don; two daughters, Tanya Miller, Fort Scott, and Erin Ponte and husband Brian, Fresno, California; and one granddaughter, Madison Kate Ponte. Also surviving are two nieces including Kim Boham and husband Doug, Beatrice, Nebraska; one nephew and two great-nieces. Her extended family in Fort Scott includes Dr. John and Nikki Fox and special "grandchildren" Tanner and Brityn Fox.
William James Schafer and the Rev. Kevin Moyers will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Community Christian Church, 1919 Horton. Graveside services will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to either the American Cancer Society or the Congregational Church Maintenance Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of comfort may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org