Maxine Miller Eggensperger, born to Carl W. and Estella Wright Manuel on March 5, 1920 on the Manuel Homestead, west of Dyer, Ark. A graduate of the Greenwood High School she earned a B.A. Degree from the College of the Ozarks; A Master of Ed. from the University of Arkansas; post graduate study at Pepperdine and the University of Houston. Served as Director of Pre-school Education, Ft. Amador Panama, C.Z.; taught at the Mamouth Springs, Greenwood, and Manhattan, Kansas High Schools before teaching at Northside High School for 21 years; was the Director of Continuing Education on Westark Campus for the University of Ozarks; taught Freshmen English at Westark College. Won First Place, High School level in the International Paper Co. Foundation Award Program for the teaching of Economics. She wrote a weekly column for the Sanders County Ledger in Thompson Falls, Mont. for several years She also taught Writing Your Life Story for seniors at Westark College.

She was married to George E. Miller, Dallas, Texas, August 9, 1944. He died July 8, 1965 and she married Kermit A. Eggensperger, Thompson Falls, Mont., July 2, 1988. He died Jan. 11, 1997.

Survivors are a daughter, Dr. George Ann Gregory; two sons Bruce Miller and wife Rosie of Springdale and Dr. Kelly Miller of Kansas City, Four grandchildren, Matthew Gregory of Austin, Texas. and James Smiley of Albuquerque, N. Mex., Lauren and Abby Miller and great grandson Eero Gregory, two sisters Drucilla Hughart and Jane Rogers and brother-in-law Rev. J.M. Rogers of Fort Smith, Ark.; one brother Jim Bolin and sister-in-law Pat of Fort Smith, Ark.

Memorial service was held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at First United Methodist Roebuck Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. To place an online tribute, please go to