Clarence Lee Miller

  • Born: February 15, 1931
  • Died: March 8, 2014
  • Location: Overland Park, Kansas

Johnson County Funeral Chapel and Cemetery

11200 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66210

Tel. (913) 451-1860

Tribute & Message From The Family


Clarence Lee Miller, 83, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Friday, March 8, 2014, with his loving wife by his side.
Lee was born Feb. 15, 1931 in Paola, Ks. He was the son of Mrytle Goff Miller and Clarence Levi Miller. He was a Korean War veteran spending his tour of duty at Ft. Riley, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Sheila, sister, Marilyn and son, Mark.
He attended high school in Bonner Springs, KS and graduated from high school in Sendai, Japan. He graduated from Pittsburgh State with a BS degree and received his master's degree at Kansas University. He did post graduate work at several universities.
He was sixth grade teacher in Shawnee Mission. He also was a principal at Trailwood, Nieman and Apache in the Shawnee Mission District. After retiring, he worked at the Johnson County Central Library as an information specialist for several years.
Lee was a very kind and generous man. He had a great sense of humor. He never met a stranger and loved everyone. He will be so missed by his many friends and family.
Lee leaves his wife, Brenda, son, Mike, Belton, MO, daughter, Tammy Glahn and husband, Paul, of Federal Way, WA Nikki Kelso and husband, Bryan of Irving, CA and Shelly Stephens and husband, Derek of Brisbane, Australia. He also leaves 7 grandchildren: Charlotte Kelso, Andrew Stephens, Samantha Stephens, Jennifer Stephens, Joey Glahn, Elyse Glahn and Christopher Glahn.
He is also survived by his step-children, Tammy Hambleton and husband, Carl Hayward of Overland Park and Paula Bolz and husband, Dan of Overland Park and his step-grandchild, Caden Bolz.
Lee was a member of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood where he attended regularly before he got Sepsis in August and on-line while in the hospital. A memorial service will be held at the church chapel at 2:00 PM on Friday the 14th. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday the 13th from 6-8 PM at D.W. Newcomer's 112th and Metcalf. Inurnment will follow the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Congregational Care at The Church of the Resurrection, 137th and Roe, Leawood, KS.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Miller was Principal at Apache where our girls went to elementary school. I got to know him on a more personal level when I served 2 years as PTA President. He was a very kind and understanding person. He always had the kids and parents in mind. So sorry I am just now finding out of his passing. My sympathy to his entire family.

Posted by Diane    May 03, 2014

Lee Miller was one of my all-time favorite principals. I worked with him at Apache Elementary, and his smiling face made coming to work a pleasure. He made a huge impact on thousands of students and many, many teachers throughout his career. He will be missed.

Posted by Ellen Taylor - Overland Park, KS - former teacher   March 18, 2014

Shelly, I just learned that the services are today. I'm so sorry I cannot attend. I would love nothing more than to give you a big hug. Your Dad was very special. Your Dad loved you a lot. You could tell by the big smile on his face when he talked about you.

Posted by Beth Feiring McDowell - Kansas City, MO   March 14, 2014

Lee's sense of humor was great. I enjoyed working with him in PTA many years ago. My sympathy to all of his family, I know he will be missed.

Posted by Shirley Douglas - Shawnee, KS   March 14, 2014

We are so sorry that we are not able to attend the services for our dear friend Lee. May the Good Lord grant peace to your family and friends.

Posted by Everett & Connie Loury - Summerfield, FL - friend   March 14, 2014

Coldolences to the family on Lee's passing.

Posted by Dwane Wills - Overland Park,, KS - Co-worker, Johnson County Libr   March 13, 2014

Lee's smile and wonderful sense of humor brought happiness to ,all, who were blessed to have known him. His was a life, well lived, and he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Timm & Marty McCarty - Scottsdale, AZ - Cousin to Brenda   March 13, 2014

I will always remember Lee's joking around and interesting conversations. He will be deeply missed. My sincere sympathies to Brenda and all his family.

Posted by Lois Hambleton - Olathe, KS - Friend   March 12, 2014


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