Picture the perfect white sand shore of heavens bluest ocean and there you will find Kenlyn Renae Miller, quietly sitting in a beach chair, favorite book in hand, having the time of her life.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, West Liberty resident Kenlyn died, called to the place where she was most at peace, her happy place. Standing on the shore to greet her was Lamar, her beloved husband, whom had too recently died before her and, with an outstretched hand said, “let’s go stick our feet in the sand.”
After a long, hard fought battle, Kenlyn’s body begrudgingly said yes and followed in his footsteps. Kenlyn’s generous, kind heart and loving spirit will be sorely missed, but her spark of life will live on in all the lives she touched. For she was a caregiver to so many – not just her family but many, many more. Anyone who needed motherly advice, a bit of nurturing - she took them under her wing and shared her heart and love.
Kenlyn’s joys in life were her children – Amanda, Kyle and wife Melissa, Kent, Riley, grandchildren Kane Shield, Reagan and Haidyn Poulsen, brother in-law Randy and wife Jody, as well as her extended family and friends. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, playing cards, camping and, as already mentioned, soaking up some rays with a good book.
Kenlyn worked up to the role of Vice President of West Liberty State Bank, many years at Mercer Health and Benefits, and then co-owner of Bosch Pest Control.
She ia survived by her children: Amanda Shield, Kyle Poulsen and wife Melissa, Kent Poulsen and Riley Poulsen, as well as three grandchildren, Kane Shield, Reagan and Haiyden Poulsen, along with siblings: Elaine (Ralph) Jeambey, Karla Grady, Michael Smith and Brenda Berg. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Others waiting for her at the waters edge were her parents, Kenny and Marietta Smith, who gave her life in 1955 and brother-in-law Randy Miller.
Private family funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19. The funeral will be live streamed on the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home Facebook page on Thursday and can also be viewed later.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty.
Enjoy the sunshine and save us a chair, Kenlyn. Until we see your sweet face again.