JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Clyde Lee Miller

CLYDE LEE MILLER of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died at 5:30 P.M. Saturday, March 31, 2007 
at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was 84. Clyde was born 
May 15, 1922, in Hamilton County, Illinois, the son of Clinton A. and Myrtle (Phipps) Miller. 
On July 19, 1941, he married Lois Maxine Harlow, who survives. 

He was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in January, 1944, 
and serving until November, 1945. Mr. Miller spent most of his professional career as a commercial 
artist and graphic designer. One of his designs is the official Seal of the City of Mt. Vernon 
which has been in use since 1968. His career also included several years in the home decorating, 
home improvement and building materials fields, including managing Sherwin-Williams Paint Company 
in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He had served his community in civic and veterans’ affairs as a member 
of Mt. Vernon Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Vernon Lions Club, Summersville School Board of 
Education, AMVETS and American Legion. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon 
where he had served as a deacon and trustee. He was instrumental in the design, planning and 
building of a major addition to the church, having served as chairman of the Planning and Building 
Committees. 

Along with his wife, Lois, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ron Kelley 
of Vienna, Virginia; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Penny Miller of Lake City, Florida; 
five grandchildren, Jonathan Kelley and wife, Cyndi, of Sterling, Virginia; Kimberly Cook and 
husband, Richard, of Decatur, Georgia; Brian Kelley and wife, Erin, of Portland, Oregon; Erin 
Miller of Melbourne, Florida; and Amy Miller of Wilmington, North Carolina; seven great-grandchildren, 
Noah Cook, Allison Kelley, James Kelley, Justin Kelley, Lila Cook, Ava Kelley, and Emma Kelley. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Adron M. Miller. 

VISITATION was from 9 to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mount Vernon, Illinois 

FUNERAL SERVICE was held 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 also at Hughey Funeral Home 
and Mr. Randy Sells, Mr. J. Howard Kraps & Chaplain Dan Lovin officiated. 

INTERMENT followed in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois For those who 
wish, memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church and will be accepted at the 
funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. 


Source: Hughey Funeral Home
Date: 
Submitted by: Randy B.  Miller
Relationship: Son

 

 

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