Vernon Dallas Howard (1926 - 2013)

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Vernon Dallas Howard, Sr. 87 of Boonville formerly of Marshall passed away Sunday morning April 28th at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville.
Vernon's wishes was to be cremated with no services at this time.  Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville.
Vernon Dallas Howard was born March 15, 1926 in Chariton County, MO., the son of Benjamin Franklin Howard and Mary Matilda Baldridge Howard. Vernon married Leona Fern O'Dell in Olathe, KS on September 18th, 1943 they were the parents of five children.  Mr. Howard served his country in WWII and was a proud veteran.  After he returned from the Army  he logged a lot miles as a truck driver. He retired in 1988 from Standard Havens Structural Steel Division in Glasgow. Mr. Howard spent most of his life in Chariton and Howard counties. In his spare time he loved to fish and keep family genealogy. Family was the most important thing to him, that showed in his love for them.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, Two daughters, Linda Howard and Sandra Williams, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children; Lorna Jo Howard and Ona Beadle of Hannibal, MO, Vernon Dallas Howard, Jr. and wife Florence of New Franklin, MO and Nancy Woods and husband Jim of Osceola, IA. As well as six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Apr. 29 to May 8, 2013
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