Marilyn Miller (Schleicher) Ficke, Age :66

Marilyn Miller (Schleicher) Ficke, 66, of Olathe, Kansas passed away in her home on November 2, 2018.  Marilyn was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and aunt. She fought Glioblastoma brain cancer for a year with remarkable grace and dignity that was always combined with her quick wit and sense of humor. Everyone who met Marilyn loved her. She filled a room with her laugh and made everyone feel special. Even through her last weeks she showed her quick wit and continued to entertain those that visited. Marilyn was born in Dallas, Texas to Don and Beverly Miller. She called Kansas City home for 62 years. She was a graduate of Bishop Miege High School and attended Kansas State University. Marilyn was a woman who would drop everything to help a friend or family member.  She was a role model to those who knew her. Family came first to Marilyn – nothing else mattered except her love of horses. She won many ribbons competing in Arabian Horse shows at the local, regional and national level. She married Terry in 1990 and he joined her and her daughters Darlene and Wendy in a new life together. Their son Taylor was born in 1996. Terry and Marilyn attended their children’s sports and school events, hosted friends’ and family gatherings, enjoyed following the Chiefs and KU basketball. Marilyn was a cherished “Mia” to her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Don and Beverly Miller. She is survived by her husband Terry; daughter Darlene (Ceth); daughter Wendy (Rian); son Taylor; grandchildren, Tyler, Kirstan, Lexi, and Sydney; nieces, Cora, Katie, and Erin; and nephews, Matthew, Scott and Andrew; siblings Lisa, Tina and Brooks. Private services will be held at a future date. The family would like to express our sincerest thanks for the wonderful help and care given by her friends and extended family, Kansas City Hospice, and Sisters Servants of Mary of Kansas City, Kansas. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Sisters Servants of Mary at


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