Dr. Miller Called HomeMabrey L. Miller, 1922 - 2009
Dr. Mabrey L. Miller passed away in the late evening hours, Sunday, January 18, at his home in York surrounded by his family. Longtime member of the YC faculty and elder at the East Hill Church of Christ in York, "Doc" will be missed terribly by the college community. He was 86.
He and Madge have been a part of the YC family for more than fifty years. Mabrey was among the first faculty members in 1956 when the college reopened. He would assume a number of duties through the years including teaching math, registrar, dean of students, athletic director, tennis coach, academic dean, and Bible professor. Raising five children and serving the congregation at East Hill went hand in hand with his work on campus.
During his time as academic dean, he headed up the Self-Study for Accreditation, helping the college to become the first two-year college in the state of Nebraska to achieve that goal in 1970. Upon this foundation the accreditation as a four-year college came about in later years.
The 2005-06 academic year was dedicated to Madge and Mabrey for their Kingdom work and the 50 years of leadership they provided York College. A link is provided at the bottom of this page to a tribute that was written about the Millers' love for this place and its people.
Mabrey is survived by his wife Madge of 64 years, along with their four children Wanda (Wendy) Shashoua (husband Albert) of Atlanta, GA, Ramona Ratliff (husband John) of York, NE, Dr. Bryan Miller (wife Amy) of Milford, NE, and Major Keith Miller (wife Rena) of North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Miller is also survived by 13 grandchildren. His parents, four brothers, and his son Kirk Miller, preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday, January 24, at 2:00 p.m. at the East Hill Church of Christ in York (12th & Delaware Ave) with Rick Eldred and Chancellor Wayne Baker officiating. Burial will be in York's Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon till 9 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at Metz Mortuary. The family will greet friends and neighbors from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be directed to the Mabrey Miller Fund at York College.