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Mary Martha Miller, professor of English at [[Hesston College (Hesston, Kansas, USA)|Hesston College]], 1926-1958, was born 21 September 1897 in [[Champaign County (Ohio, USA)|Champaign County]], Ohio, in 1897. She moved frequently with her parents as they pioneered in [[Oklahoma (USA)|Oklahoma]], [[Texas (USA)|Texas]], and [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]]. She graduated from Hesston College (BA, 1926) and the University of Kansas (MA, 1928). Mary Miller was a teacher who lit the "lights" for hundreds of students—beginning in the elementary grades in both rural and city systems. At Hesston College in addition to classroom teaching of literature and composition, Mary served as dean of women.
 
Mary Martha Miller, professor of English at [[Hesston College (Hesston, Kansas, USA)|Hesston College]], 1926-1958, was born 21 September 1897 in [[Champaign County (Ohio, USA)|Champaign County]], Ohio, in 1897. She moved frequently with her parents as they pioneered in [[Oklahoma (USA)|Oklahoma]], [[Texas (USA)|Texas]], and [[Kansas (USA)|Kansas]]. She graduated from Hesston College (BA, 1926) and the University of Kansas (MA, 1928). Mary Miller was a teacher who lit the "lights" for hundreds of students—beginning in the elementary grades in both rural and city systems. At Hesston College in addition to classroom teaching of literature and composition, Mary served as dean of women.
  
 
She motivated students to write because she herself was a writer. For a period of 30 years, Mary wrote articles and short stories for various church periodicals. She helped to write the first Mennonite [[Summer Bible School|summer Bible school]] materials. As a Sunday school teacher, she was in demand. A scholar and lover of the Scriptures, she made the [[Bible  |Bible]] applicable to contemporary living. For a number of years she wrote a biblical drama to be given during the Christmas season. These were published in the <em>Builder, </em>1956-1959. From 1945 to 1947 she served in France under [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]]. She wrote A <em>Pillar of Cloud </em>(North Newton: [[Mennonite Press (Newton, Kansas, USA) |Mennonite Press]], 1959, the story of Hesston College). Hesston College's Mary Miller Library, named in her honor, was dedicated in 1965. She died 21 September 1963.
 
She motivated students to write because she herself was a writer. For a period of 30 years, Mary wrote articles and short stories for various church periodicals. She helped to write the first Mennonite [[Summer Bible School|summer Bible school]] materials. As a Sunday school teacher, she was in demand. A scholar and lover of the Scriptures, she made the [[Bible  |Bible]] applicable to contemporary living. For a number of years she wrote a biblical drama to be given during the Christmas season. These were published in the <em>Builder, </em>1956-1959. From 1945 to 1947 she served in France under [[Mennonite Central Committee (International)|Mennonite Central Committee]]. She wrote A <em>Pillar of Cloud </em>(North Newton: [[Mennonite Press (Newton, Kansas, USA) |Mennonite Press]], 1959, the story of Hesston College). Hesston College's Mary Miller Library, named in her honor, was dedicated in 1965. She died 21 September 1963.
 
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"Miller, Mary M." <em class="gameo_bibliography">Gospel Herald </em>56 (8 October 1963). Reproduced in MennObits. "Gospel Herald Obituary - October 1963." Accessed 6 April 2006. &lt;[http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/63/oct1963.html http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/63/oct1963.html]&gt;
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"Miller, Mary M." ''Gospel Herald'' 56 (8 October 1963). Reproduced in MennObits. "Gospel Herald Obituary - October 1963." Accessed 6 April 2006. &lt;[http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/63/oct1963.html http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/63/oct1963.html]&gt;
  
Springer, Nelson and A.J. Klassen, compilers, <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Bibliography, 1631-1961</em>, 2 vols. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1977: II, 482.
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Springer, Nelson and A.J. Klassen, compilers, ''Mennonite Bibliography, 1631-1961'', 2 vols. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1977: II, 482.
  
Rich, Elaine Sommers. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Mennonite Women: A Story of God's Faithfulness, 1683-1983</em>. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1983: 123.
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Rich, Elaine Sommers. ''Mennonite Women: A Story of God's Faithfulness, 1683-1983''. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1983: 123.
 
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Mary Martha Miller, professor of English at Hesston College, 1926-1958, was born 21 September 1897 in Champaign County, Ohio, in 1897. She moved frequently with her parents as they pioneered in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. She graduated from Hesston College (BA, 1926) and the University of Kansas (MA, 1928). Mary Miller was a teacher who lit the "lights" for hundreds of students—beginning in the elementary grades in both rural and city systems. At Hesston College in addition to classroom teaching of literature and composition, Mary served as dean of women.

She motivated students to write because she herself was a writer. For a period of 30 years, Mary wrote articles and short stories for various church periodicals. She helped to write the first Mennonite summer Bible school materials. As a Sunday school teacher, she was in demand. A scholar and lover of the Scriptures, she made the Bible applicable to contemporary living. For a number of years she wrote a biblical drama to be given during the Christmas season. These were published in the Builder, 1956-1959. From 1945 to 1947 she served in France under Mennonite Central Committee. She wrote A Pillar of Cloud (North Newton: Mennonite Press, 1959, the story of Hesston College). Hesston College's Mary Miller Library, named in her honor, was dedicated in 1965. She died 21 September 1963.

Bibliography

"Miller, Mary M." Gospel Herald 56 (8 October 1963). Reproduced in MennObits. "Gospel Herald Obituary - October 1963." Accessed 6 April 2006. <http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/63/oct1963.html>

Springer, Nelson and A.J. Klassen, compilers, Mennonite Bibliography, 1631-1961, 2 vols. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1977: II, 482.

Rich, Elaine Sommers. Mennonite Women: A Story of God's Faithfulness, 1683-1983. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1983: 123.


Author(s) Melva Kauffman
Date Published 1987


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Kauffman, Melva. "Miller, Mary Martha (1897-1963)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 20 Apr 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Miller,_Mary_Martha_(1897-1963)&oldid=160408.

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Kauffman, Melva. (1987). Miller, Mary Martha (1897-1963). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 April 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Miller,_Mary_Martha_(1897-1963)&oldid=160408.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 588. All rights reserved.


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