Loving mother, wife and friend
Elizabeth Ann (Miller) Kahrs departed this life with grace and peace, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 14, 2013. She was born on November 27, 1928 in LaGrange, Illinois to Ray E. and Wilma (Russell) Miller.
Liz graduated from University High School in University City, MO in 1946. She attended Gulf Park College for Girls in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 1947, she transferred to Washington University in St. Louis. Upon graduation, she was an advertising copy artist for Scruggs, Vandervoort, Barney.
October 4, 1952 she married James W. Kahrs and moved to Mexico, MO where they resided until 1953 when they bought Turkey Bend Minnow Hatchery in Osage Beach, now known as Osage Catfisheries. In addition, they later built Sycamore Creek Golf Club.
Liz was a long time member of Harper Chapel United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She was a devoted Sunday School teacher for many years and loved being a member of the church’s Readers’ Circle.
In addition to raising the couples’ four children, she was active in the family businesses, and spent many hours painting and gardening.
She is survived by her children Jody (Denny)Hanner, Pete (Danna) Kahrs, and Steve (Traci) Kahrs, her daughter-in-law Karen Kahrs, granddaughters Andrea Kahrs Weiss (Chris) and Elizabeth Kahrs, and great-granddaughter Emma Weiss. Also surviving are her sister, Mary Ziervogel, sister-in-law Marge Pledge and husband Gus, and several nieces and nephews.
Liz was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Wilma Miller, step-mother Norma Miller, her husband Jim and son John. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 19 from 5–7 pm at Hedges Funeral Home in Osage Beach. A celebration of Liz’s life will be held Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 am at Harper Chapel United Methodist Church , Osage Beach with a visitation beginning at 9:00. I
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Harper Chapel Scholarship Fund or General Fund, 5567 Osage Beach Parkway , Osage Beach, MO 65065 or Hope House, 40 Lakeland Estates Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049.
“To Remember Me” – Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all prejudice against my fellow man. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.