Thursday, November 10, 2016

Updated Obituary - Harry Herbert "Herb" Howard

Harry Herbert "Herb" Howard
Harry Herbert "Herb" Howard, 88, of Peculiar, Missouri, formerly of Urich, Mo., died Tuesday morning, November 8, 2016 at the Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, Mo. He was born August 17, 1928 in Johnson County, Mo., the son of George Franklin Howard and Edna Beatrice (Carder) Howard.

He married Nila Lee Roush in Bentonville, Arkansas on July 31, 1952. She preceded him in death on July 24, 2015.

Herb was a longtime member of Lucas United Methodist Church, south of Urich. He also had served as the church treasurer, chairperson of the Administrative Council, and was involved in the Lucas Men's Club. Upon moving to Peculiar, Herb has been attending the Peculiar United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Ingham Morgan American Legion #371 of Urich, where he was a Past Commander, and Bingo chairperson for the Legion. He was also a past treasurer for the Mingo Township. He and Nila enjoyed following their children and grandchildren's school activities. They both enjoyed playing cards, specifically pitch, and traveling.

Surviving are one son, Phillip E. Howard and wife Kellie, Urich, Mo.; two daughters, Jeanne M. Jewell and husband York, Peculiar, Mo., and Jacque E. Howard, Raytown, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Erin E. Jewell Burks, D.O., and husband Bryan, Peculiar, Mo., Brad G. Jewell, Peculiar, Mo., Lauren T. Jewell, Peculiar, Mo., Logan T. Howard and wife Kayla, Urich, Mo., Landon T. Howard, Urich, Mo., Leven T. Howard, Urich, Mo., and Grant T. Howard, Raytown, Mo.; four great-grandchildren, James Howard and Abby Howard, Urich, Mo., and Morgan Lee Burks and Noah Franklin Burks, Belton, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Nila, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, George Franklin Howard and Loyd Dean Howard; and two sisters, Mildred Irene Tygart and Hazel Frances Hunt.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Lucas United Methodist Church, southwest of Urich, Mo. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., just prior to the funeral service. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mullin Cemetery or the Peculiar United Methodist Church, Peculiar, Mo., and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.