WMU News

Margie J. Miner

April 10, 2005

Margie J. Miner, associate professor emerita in health, physical education and recreation, died Jan. 30 in Kalamazoo. She was 82.

She was a faculty member from 1957 until her retirement in 1986, and she began the Women's Recreation Association at the university. She also served as vice president of physical education for the Michigan Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Before coming to WMU, she taught in schools in her native Oklahoma and in Illinois.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and master's degrees from both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and WMU.

Following her retirement, Miner was active with the WMU Emeriti Council.

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