February 26, 1920 ~ July 19, 2007

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Mr. LeRoy Howard passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis County, MO., at the age of 87 years, 4 months & 23 days. Leroy was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Sikeston, MO., & was the son of John Wesley Howard & Norma Lee 'Jenkins' Howard. Also preceding were: 3 Sisters: Pearl Jokerst; Betty Brotherton & Mamie Howard. 3 Brothers: James Howard; Albert Howard, & 1 brother, in-infancy.

LeRoy was: * a member of Farmington First Baptist Church; * a US Air Force Veteran of World War II; & * a member of LePere-McCallister American Legion Post #416 of Farmington. LeRoy & LaDon would have celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary on August 1, 2007 !

Survivors Include: his wife, LaDon 'Kocher' Howard, of Farmington. 1 Son: Jim (& Dolores) Howard, of Farmington. 3 Sisters: Flossie Hager, of Los Angeles, CA; Loretta 'Mrs. Everett' Masters, of Marble Hill, MO; Verna Lawrence, of Perryville. 1 Brother: William L. (& Wanda) Howard, of Perryville; 1 Brother-In-Law: Luther "Junior" Brotherton, of Perryville. 3 Grandchildren: Jennifer Lynne; John Wesley & Joshua James Howard. Also surviving are several Nieces; Nephews & Cousins.

Visitation: Sunday, 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Monday, 7:00 a.m.

Funeral: Monday, 10 am, July 23, 2007,

at: TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Dr. William C. Miller officiating.

Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to : * Farmington First Baptist Church; * American Heart Association; * American Diabetes Association &/or * American Cancer Society.

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  1. Ladonn my heart goes out to you and your family Leroy was such a great guy and will be sadly missed please except my prays for you and your family and im praying for u all my love paulette holt

  2. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! Michelle, Lauren, Andrew and Alli Josh if you need anything let us know, Andrew and Alli

  3. Your in our prayers and those of John Broniste (Garden Grove CA)and Mary (Broniste) Roks (Garden Grove CA). If you need something, let us know. John and Mary grew up with the Kochers. I am John Broniste's eldest son.

  4. Words cannot tell you how sorry we all are at Ryans to hear of Leroys passing.We will miss that smile,the hugs and yes even that tongue sticking out.He was one special guy. LaDon my love and sympathy goes out to you and your family. steffani

  5. I'm so sorry for you loss. I have enjoyed your many visits in Ryan's and the laughter we shared in joking and fun I'll always love you both

  6. I've worked at Ryan's for a long time, where LeRoy and LaDon became a part of our family. We will all miss seeing them together, brightening our time on the job. I appreciated the funeral service very much, and look forward to seeing him in heaven. I realized this afternoon that Ryan's was not the only restaurant family they have, for as I was leaving town, I saw the marquis at Huddle House say what we all feel: We will miss you deeply, LeRoy.

  7. I met the Howards at Parkland ER and found them to be such a very special couple. He wanted to waltz at their 65th anniversary party. My prayers go out to his family. I know God will walk with your family throught this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Carolyn

  8. Dear Aunt LaDon and Cousin Jimmy, Im so sorry to hear about Uncle LeRoy. What a loss to your family. I have many fond memories of all of you and vividly remember your trip to California when Jimmy was a teenager. Its been about 16 years since I was last out there but you are dear to me. Your in my thoughts and prayers. I was comforted to know that Uncle LeRoy was a believer and that I will see him in paradise one day. My parents, Bill and Nadine, and my Grandma (Flossie) send their heart felt condolences. May God continue to bless and comfort each of you. Elisa Laster Roche 12303 Creekwood Avenue Cerritos, CA 90703 951-741-5578

  9. I will miss Leroy alot I have missed him and ladonna alot since i havent worked at ryan and went to walmart he will be missed im sorry for such a great person to be gone from us

  10. Jim & Dolores, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do for you, please call us. May God Bless you and be with you in this time. Mike & Sandy

  11. I am very sorry for your loss and I appologize for not being able to make it to the funeral. Love, Renee Hinkebein

  12. I would like you to know how much I cared and respected your dad & mom. They are wonderful people. It was an HONOR to have known your dad and mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you,your mom,and family.

  13. I was very sadden to hear about Uncle Leroy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt LaDon, Jimmy and family. Uncle Leroy was a wonderful, kind and loving man. He always made me laugh, he will be truely be missed. All my love, Yvonne Laster-Hardesty

  14. To Leroy's Family, All my thoughts have been with you. You have all my sympathy for your loss of Leroy. He will be missed. What a wonderful person he was. David

  15. Dear Aunt LaDon, Jimmy, Dolores & family. Gerald & I were so sorry to hear about Uncle LeRoy. He was a very loving and caring person. We know he will be missed by all who knew him. We will always remember him putting his finger in our coffee cup, as he said just to sweeten it up. What a character. We will miss him. Love, Gerald & Carole

  16. Aunt LaDon I am very sorry for the passing of my Great Uncle Leroy. He was a very nice man. I know he walks with Jesus in Heaven. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know, Terry Laster

  17. LaDon —I just noticed that LeRoy passed away this summer. Mom and Dad loved you both, as did I. I still have a picture of the four you on vacation (Kentucky Dam?). If you'll send me your email address or Jimmy's, I'll forward it to you. Love, Judy

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