With great sadness we, the family of Leonard Lee Mills, announce his passing. Leonard lived a life full of integrity, intelligence, compassion and courage. Leonard, 81, passed peacefully and well loved in his home in Garden City, Missouri on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Throughout his life, Leonard loved gardening, traveling, working in his wood shop, attending sporting events, spending time with his family and most importantly loving his wife of 57 years, Verna Mills.
While Leonard has departed this physical form, his life will live on through his family. Leonard leaves behind five children, Brenda Mills, Jeff Mills and his wife Gayla, Tina Walton and husband Brian, Chrystal Kimbrough and her husband Kendal and Johnna Mueller and her husband Lance; Leonard is also survived by four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; He will also be missed by his remaining sister, Rachel Hale; and his remaining three brothers, Theodore Mills, Roy Mills and Ronnie Mills; other relatives and many friends.
Leonard was sadly preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 57 years, Verna Mills; his mother and father; sisters, Ann Grasher and Mary Brown; his brother, William Mills Jr. and his beloved grandson, Jacob Mills.
Leonard’s message to all those he loved dearly, “I will love you always; goodbye until we meet again.”
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, Missouri with burial in the Garden City Cemetery.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Leonard and Verna Mills Scholarship Foundation.
Services are under the care of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.