April 15, 2024

Gyra M. Miller, 78, died September 22, 2016 at her son’s home in Newton. She was born on December 3, 1937 in rural Gray County, the daughter of Pearl and Frances E. (Israel) Moore.

Gyra graduated from Cimarron High School in 1955. She worked as an insurance agent for Gall and Jones Insurance in Dodge City. Later, Gyra worked as a secretary for Kansas Feeds also in Dodge City. Gyra enjoyed ceramics, reading, crossword puzzles, and camping. Singing to her children was one of her favorite things to do.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dodge City where she also sang in the church choir.

Gyra is survived by two children, Kass Miller and wife Debbie of Newton and Kimberly Cardoza and husband Danny of Barstow, California; two sisters, Glennys Chalkley of Cimarron and Glatha Denton and husband Jack of Dodge City; a brother-in-law, Richard Long of Dodge City; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Gwendolyn Long; and a brother-in-law, Vern Chalkley.

Funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Jerre Nolte presiding. Burial will follow at Greencrest Cemetery in Dodge City. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from noon to 8:00 PM. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.