Howard M. Hughes
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Howard McCune Hughes passed away at Scottish Rite Park on July 10, 2013. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday July 14, 2013 at Scottish Rite Park Penthouse. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Balch Cemetery, Formoso, KS Howard was born July 12, 1917 the son of Edgar Hughes and Mary McCune in Formoso, Kansas, He attended Kansas State University earning a degree in Agriculture. Howard then served in the US Army as a Calvary Officer during WWII, stationed in Europe. On July 24, 1942 he married Shirley Glens and they enjoyed 64 years together. He then worked for the Jewell County Conservation District while farming near Formoso. In 1948 he became Riley County Conservationist in Manhattan, Kansas. In 1957 they moved to Hays, Kansas to work as the Area Conservationist. In 1965 they moved to Des Moines where he became the Iowa Assistant State Soil Conservationist before retiring in January of 1977. After retirement they wintered in Mesa, Arizona, traveled extensively and enjoyed life. They moved to Scottish Rite Park in November of 1995.
Howard is survived by his sons, Stanley (Joan) of Lawrence, KS, Larry (Nancy) of Casa Grande, AZ and Robert of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Traci (John Michael) Needham of Denver, CO and Kimberly Hughes, Courtney (Tim) Mattingly both of Casa Grande, AZ and great grandsons, Kirk and Kyle Lynch. Memorial contributions may be directed to New Hope United Methodist Church or Scottish Rite Park.
Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
Published in Des Moines Register on July 14, 2013