Marilyn J. Miller (Pulliam)

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Marilyn J. Miller (Pulliam)

Marilyn J. Miller (Pulliam) was born on Feb. 26, 1931 in a boxcar in Cimarron, Kan.

She was the third of four children. She grew up during the Depression, married her high school sweetheart (Robert W. Miller), and began their family. They raised a daughter and son, first in Fort Scott, then Wisconsin Rapids Wisc., then a farm near Pittsville, Wisc.

Marilyn didn't know what a stranger was - they were just a friend she hadn't met yet. Marilyn was a jack of all (well, many) trades. She worked as a soda jerk, a life guard, a telephone operator, a secretary, a dental assistant, an assistant librarian, antiques dealer, housewife, and mother, but her true passion was writing.

Some would say late in life (in her 60s) during the 1990s she began writing her weekly Ironquill column for the Pittsville Record, the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, and the Fort Scott Tribune. She loved telling stories and wrote for more than 20 years until the Lord called her home.

On Dec. 15, 2020, she laid down her quill for the last time and went to check out the mansion the Lord had ready for her. She was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother, her younger brother, and her husband Robert W. Miller. She is survived by her sister Darlene Dobbins, children Susan D. Sutor and Robert H. Miller, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.