Harold Peters Howard

Graveside services with military honors for Harold Peters Howard, 94, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Howard died Fri., Nov. 18, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Mar. 9, 1917, in Lawrence, the son of Walter Dewitt and Pearl Salena Peters Howard. He attended Lawrence public schools and attended automotive school in Fort Benning, Ga. He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1954 in the 361st Infantry.

Mr. Howard was a mechanic working for Rapid Transport from 1945 to 1957, Wichita Bus Co. from 1957 to 1960, and Lawrence Bus Co. from 1960 until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of the Dorsey-Liberty Post # 14 of the American Legion and the Alford-Clarke Post #852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He married Ruby L. Hadl on May 3, 1942, in Jackson County, Mo. She preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1998. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jack Howard on Dec. 3, 2005.

Survivors include a grandson, Brad Howard, Baldwin City; a granddaughter, Abbe Hale, Lawrence, great-grandchildren Chad and Luke Howard, and Kaitlynn and Branden Flowers.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Messages & Condolences

From glenda howard wilkins...

I am sorry to hear of Uncle Harold’s death. I have fond memories of him from family christmases in my younger years.Most recently we spoke at Dillons and I always was amazed at how well he kept going even tho’ I knew it was difficult for him to get around. His mind was always so sharp and he looked so much like my Dad, Walter(Pete) Howard. I wish through the years we all could’ve met one another,Brad and Abbe, but we never got the chance with Aunt Ruby passing and my Dad passing in “98”. Seems our families never got together; I regret not knowing you all thru the years. Please know that I send my heartfelt condolences to you all and know that I loved Uncle Harold even tho we never seen each other much thru the years.He was my
daddy’s brother and he was special. Thinking of you today, Sincerely Glenda Howard Wilkins

From The Wiggins Family...

We are so sorry to learn of Mr. Howard’s death. We were neighbors for many years and Harold will always be “Mr. Howard” to us. We have fond memories of both he and Ruby when we lived in Miller Acres. We kept in touch with Harold over the years and will miss him.

Our sincere condolences to the Howard families.
Nyle and Sharon Wiggins
Steve and Stacee Wiggins
Tracy (Wiggins) Turner

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