Millie Lee Powell Zirger, 83, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Oct. 13 in Lenexa.
Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66206 at 3:30 p.m. A dessert reception and visitation will follow the service.
Millie was born to Myron A. and Ruth L. (Harrington) Powell in Topeka. She graduated from Highland Park High School and continued her education at Washburn University, graduating with an AB degree in Home Economics.
While at Washburn she met Bill, her husband, and they lived in Topeka until 1980. In 1980, they relocated to the Kansas City area, where they lived in Olathe, Overland Park and Lenexa.
While in Topeka, Millie, who was known as “Mrs. Millie,” owned and operated Country Day Preschool along with Bill until its closing in 1987.
Millie then worked for Steinmart in Overland Park for 17 years. After she left Steinmart, she joined her husband in their business, Creative Marketing Unlimited, until her death.
Millie was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha; a Past Matron of Beulah Chapter OES, #34, Topeka; and the Kansas Federation of Republican Women.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, Lenexa; and her daughter, Elizabeth Ruth (Liz) and son-in-law John Hochscheid, Overland Park; her sister and brother-in law Marvie and Larry Sneegas; and nieces and nephews, Elisa and Brian Berg, Brendan and Kristi Sneegas, Alison and Dave Borberg, Gwen Neal, Craig and Cathy Zirger, Cheri Zirger and Renee and Tom Evans. She was preceded in death by her parents, Myron and Ruth Powell.
The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her memory to the Servants of Mary, Minister to the Sick, 800 North 198th St., Kansas City, KS 66102-4291; or Kansas City Hospice Foundation, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.