Richard Eugene Howard, age 71, of Wentworth, passed from this life peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield.
Richard was born on Sept. 19, 1938 in Ventura, Iowa, the son of the late Robert Howard and Esther (Thomas) Howard. He had attended and graduated from Ventura High School in Ventura and later furthered his education at Kirkwood College.
Richard was a truck driver, driving for several different companies during his career. He retired in 2003. On Aug. 11, 1962 in Mason City, Iowa, Richard and Clara Ann Theilen were united in marriage. From this union, four children were born.
Survivors include his wife, Clara, of the home; two sons: Brent Howard, of Marion, Iowa and Brad Howard and his wife, Wendy, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two daughters: Janet Brown and her husband, Dave, of Marion, Iowa and Kathryn Baxter and her husband, Steve, of Monett MO; 10 grandchildren and one sister: Jackie Howard, of Ventura, Iowa.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Mr. Howard has been taken for cremation. Family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett, MO.