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Luke Hunter Miller

May 24, 1998 - January 10, 2019
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Greenlawn Funeral Home East
3540 East Seminole
Springfield, Missouri 65809
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Wednesday 1/16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Venues Church
Thursday 1/17, 12:00 pm

Luke Hunter Miller, beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to all, died on January 10, 2019 at his grandparents’ home in Centennial, Colorado from complications due to epilepsy. He was spending the night there with his father and was planning to travel to Gunnison, Colorado the next day to resume college at Western Colorado University. Luke was born onContinue Reading

Tina Martin left a message on January 28, 2019:
I am so terribly sorry. Please know my prayers are with your family and my support is here in any way I can help. Sincerely, Tina Martin, Samuel Martin, and Morgan McNew
Paul Gray left a message on January 20, 2019:
Dear Miller Family, We are so, so very sorry for your loss. Luke was a bright, warm light that is gone WAY too soon! Please know that you and Luke are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, the Grays (Paul, Teresa & Andrea)
Neil Pittman left a message on January 17, 2019:
At this most difficult time for your family I extend my deepest condolence for the loss of your son. I would offer these words I once heard "It's god's will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else".
left a message on January 16, 2019:
Words seem to fail at a time like this. Luke was a beautiful person who left us way too soon. Your family is and will continue to be in our hearts and prayers. Ethan is a great friend to our son Andrew and our hearts hurt for him. Our deepest condolences,
Nathan Hall left a message on January 15, 2019:
Every day is a blessing and we should never take anything for granted. I had the privilege of knowing and competing against Luke Miller. He was a great guy and one of the toughest and most positive people in the face of adversity. I can’t say enough good things about the character of Luke and his family. It is cruel that he was taken so soon, but he left a lasting impact with the time he had. Goodbye Luke.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
LaShae A Eck left a message on January 15, 2019:
I, like so many others, felt such a bond to Luke. Luke was like that. Everyone felt like a friend to him. I first met Luke when he was a student in one of my Spanish classes at Glendale High School. It was a pleasure to have him in class. A self-motivated and curious learner, Luke became a leader in the class. He was always willing to help out other students and helped set such a positive tone for the class. Additionally, we immediately recognized that we had cross country in common because my son Jacob was a runner for Springfield Catholic. We would see each other at different meets and he and Jacob soon became friends and ran together from time to time. Whether it was in the hallways at Glendale, on the cross country course or at the grocery store, Luke never hesitated to greet me and share a smile. A smile that will be forever in my heart. I will never forget you Luke. You were a shining star.
Meg Keller left a message on January 15, 2019:
Luke was one of my closest friends, no matter where he was or what he was doing he would always be there for me immediately, no matter what. He showed me how beautiful the world around me is and the friendship that he gave me was like no other. I can still hear him singing put your records on from my passenger seat, or excitedly telling me something I didn’t notice about the movie that we just watched. This is the hardest thing, I will hold onto the memories I shared with him forever.
Cara Baxley left a message on January 15, 2019:
I first met Luke when both he and my oldest son Garrett were on the XC team at Glendale. As a teammate and friend, he was inspiring and so very kind. It was pure joy to watch him run at each meet. I also enjoyed Luke as a student in two Broadcast Journalism classes and in Film as Literature at GHS. He was fearless, self-aware, mature, analytical, humble, and unlike any other student I've ever met. His film insights and passion for discussing literature revealed a curiosity about the world unmatched by most students his age. I will NEVER, EVER forget him. I'm wishing your family grace and peace.
James2014 left a message on January 15, 2019:
Mark and Kelly, Although I didn't know your son, I know how devastated you both must be after his untimely passing. No parents should have to bury their child. I humbly offer my deepest sympathy to your entire family! God bless you all! Jim Abramovitz
Uncle Eric left a message on January 15, 2019:
Mark, Kelly and Ethan I want to say how heart broken my family and I are to hear this devastating news. There are no words I can say to take the pain away but know we are here for you and your family for anything that you need. I always looked forward to hearing Luke's running accomplishments and I know Chase and Chad are discussing the void that Lukes passing will have at the holidays, as they have talked about cousin fun. Luke made me so proud to be his Uncle for everything that he represented. All of us could learn from Luke on how to become more compassionate towards others. Eric Novitski
Jane Daniels left a message on January 14, 2019:
Sincerest sympathy and condolences to the Miller Family. As a Nixa XC mom, I always enjoyed watching Luke run and see him leave everything on the course every meet. He was a great competitor and always showed exceptional sportsmanship. I know my son Ben always enjoyed chatting with him at meets over the years of competing against each other. Such a unique sport that allows respect and friendships between competitors. Your son truly made a positive impact in Missouri XC. Prayers for peace and comfort. Brad, Jane and Ben Daniels
Nick Ondr left a message on January 14, 2019:
Luke was one of my best friends. He acted as if he were my own brother. Luke’s passion and enthusiasm for running and being overall a good caring person made me better everyday I was with him. Nothing will be able to replace the joy and life he brought to a room. The five years I was able to run and hang out with him have made me in to who I am today. I love you Luke.
Rosalind Pride left a message on January 14, 2019:
Mark, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
left a message on January 14, 2019:
Mark - I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember our sharing things about our sons and their achievements. You were so proud of your boys. I will be thinking of your family during this time. Edie Boatright
left a message on January 14, 2019:
There are no words I have ever found to say during times such as this. Know that your extended family is thinking of your family with all our heart.
left a message on January 14, 2019:
Luke was an outstanding young man. We both ran at Glendale and for the Springfield Track Club. While I did not have to the pleasure to go to school at the same time as him, the times I did see Luke were ones to remember. His long blonde hair and smile are unforgettable. He was a very very tough runner, and most of all a hardworking, caring person. My prayers go out to the Miller family, I'm glad I had the opportunity to know him. Chris Mooneyham
Claire Spence left a message on January 14, 2019:
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Luke was a wonderful, caring person who touched our lives' in countless ways. You raised a fine, young man and that is something to be proud of. With much love, The Spence Family
Nicole Hardison left a message on January 14, 2019:
As a parent I cannot fathom the level of grief you must be feeling. I have your son Ethan in class and was devastated to hear this news. Hearing all the wonderful stories people have about Luke is a testimony to the caliber of his spirit. With deepest sympathy, Nicole Hardison
left a message on January 14, 2019:
Luke taught our family to live life better today than we lived yesterday. We will carry on your beautiful spirit by being better people! You have enriched our lives!
left a message on January 14, 2019:
Deepest sympathies from the Johnston family. Not only was Luke in my class, but he played soccer with Ben and worked with Allison this summer at OTC. Luke loved classic rock and I will always remember seeing him at concerts. He will be missed. He was a great kid.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Diona Moss left a message on January 14, 2019:
Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. My son, Ethan, is a senior at Kickapoo and has ran against Luke. He and Luke used to talk off the the track and Luke would give him tips on his running. He was a true vision of sportsmanship. My daughter nicknamed him "Thor" because of his long hair and scruffy face. So that's what he was and will always be to us. God bless.
Jayme Handley left a message on January 13, 2019:
My heart is broken for you, Mark, Kelly and Ethan. Hold the memories tight he is in, and will remain in each of them.He's now your angel. God Speed Luke!
Amy Hansen left a message on January 13, 2019:
Mark, Kelly, and Ethan, We are offering you are deepest sympathies along with our thoughts and prayers. Amy Hansen and Andy Hansen.
Maris Goodwin left a message on January 13, 2019:
Sending prayers and condolences at this time. What an amazing young man gone way too soon. I have been reminiscing about when the kids used to play Star Wars at Wilder. ((HUGS)) The Goodwin/Ross Family
Terry Keller left a message on January 13, 2019:
The Keller family is heartbroken to hear of Luke’s passing. He was a very dear friend to Meg. She has shared memories of his love for film, nature, and food. He will be missed and never forgotten. Our thoughts are with your family always.
Kay Murnan left a message on January 13, 2019:
Kelly, Mark and Ethan the world has lost a great son. I am so glad that I got to meet Luke on Halloween evening watching the Zombie Dance at Carla's Kay Murnan
Denise Salerno left a message on January 13, 2019:
Mark, Kelly and Ethan- we are so sorry. All of our love and prayers are being sent your way. The Salerno Family
left a message on January 13, 2019:
We are at a loss for words to describe the devastation and void in our hearts. We stand with you in your grief. We are so sorry.
Becky Hartmayer left a message on January 13, 2019:
I am the grandmother of Camryn Hartmayer, who ran cross country at Glendale with Luke. I am so very sorry for your loss. Camryn joined the Army to be a nurse. I talked to her today and she was very sad to hear about Luke. Sincerely, Becky Hartmayer
Denise Bartlett Salerno left a message on January 13, 2019:
Mark, Kelly and Ethan- we are so sorry. All of our love and prayers are being sent your way. The Salerno Family
Joy left a message on January 13, 2019:
I am in absolute shock. I am so very sorry, I really have no words. All my love and prayers are with Mark, Kelly, Ethan and all of Luke’s friends and loved ones. I have always enjoyed Mark’s proud posts about the boys. The Miller family had exceptional, loving bonds and that will continue. Hugs and peace from the Fountain Family ??
left a message on January 13, 2019:
I ran cross country with Luke for two years and he was an amazing person and athlete, he had an infectious smile and a heart of gold.
Jo and Jon Van Arkel left a message on January 13, 2019:
Matt, Kelly and Family: Jon and I wish to offer our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your son, Luke. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Murrells left a message on January 13, 2019:
We are stunned and at a loss for words. Our hearts go out to Kelly and Mark. He was such a wonderful person, kind & caring and a joy to watch grow up. He will be missed!
Melody left a message on January 13, 2019:
You are loved. Words don’t exist for this loss.
The Sweeney Family left a message on January 13, 2019:
We were so upset to hear about Luke. He was Charlie's closest friend at Western State. Charlie was so excited about Luke's return to school and to be sharing a suite and running with him. They were constantly texting each other. He was such a nice guy when we all met and hung out during freshman orientation. Even though it was a relatively short visit with Sean, Mari-Ann, and Abby, Luke felt like family already. We are so sorry for your loss.
Mark Sander left a message on January 13, 2019:
Luke was a smart, kind, and talented person. I so sorry, and all of you will be in my thoughts.
Abbie Lane left a message on January 13, 2019:
My heart is broken for you and your family Kelly. You are all heavy on my heart, many prayers for you all. ~Abbie Lane
left a message on January 12, 2019:
Luke was a truly wonderful young man who I was privileged to run cross country and go to school with. I am deeply hurt by his passing and will cherish the memories we shared. Much love to the Miller family ?
left a message on January 12, 2019:
We knew Luke from Cross Country. We thought of everyone on the team as "our kids", including Luke. We loved hearing about our son's day an he would so often have something to mention about Luke. He was a fine young man and a great athlete with an infectious smile. Our hearts are broken for his family & friends and struggle with our own sense of emptiness but we are honored to have known him. Ron & Marilyn Cope (Jack's parents)
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kim Johnson left a message on January 12, 2019:
Our family is so very sorry about Luke. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending much love, The Johnsons
Scott Reeves left a message on January 12, 2019:
Luke was always one of those that transcended time, age, and the inevitable cliques of high school. As a runner, his spirit and work ethic rivaled his natural talent, but he was truely inspiring as he continually showed that no one was without worth. Everyone was worth his time and energy. I am forever changed and challenged to strive to treat others with the same value as I reflect on what he did effortlessly because it was who he was.
Julie Ebersole left a message on January 12, 2019:
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Sending love. The Ebersole family
Shellie Foltz left a message on January 11, 2019:
Luke's passing is difficult to believe and more difficult to accept. I enjoyed getting to know him in AP Lit. He was an intelligent and delightful young man. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kathy McGrane left a message on January 11, 2019:
Luke was a beautiful, genuine soul. He was part of an amazing group of young people in my chemistry class at Glendale High School. He made a lasting impact on all of us. My heart breaks for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. May God hold you and keep you through these days. Kathy McGrane
Jeff Berryessa left a message on January 11, 2019:
Luke was always a person that you wanted to have in any group. My memories of him will always be smiles, smiles, smiles. I enjoyed him so much. His talent in running was a gift that he shared with me and his teammates. But his gentleness and goodness as a person stands out. We are all privileged to have had Luke in our lives and helping to shape our lives. Luke, God bless.
Dylan S. Clifton left a message on January 11, 2019:
Luke was such a great student and athlete at Glendale High School. I have seen him running by my house many times after school. Thank you for your kindness to so many people. Rest in peace. Dylan S. Clifton, Economics Educator Emeritus
Hannah Metcalf left a message on January 11, 2019:
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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