Myers Funeral Home


Richard D. "Moose" Hower

March 3, 1956February 9, 2021

Richard D. "Moose" Hower, 64 of Huntington passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Richard was a 1972 graduate of Huntington North High School. He worked at Our Sunday Visitor, Carter Lumber and delivered pizza for Pizza Hut. He enjoyed camping, playing chess and spending time with his family.

Richard was born on March 3, 1956 in Portland, Indiana, the son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Beaty) Hower.

Survivors include his girlfriend: Chantell Burnau of Huntington; a sister: Nancy (Mark) Paul of Huntington; a son: Adam Hower of Warren; four step children: Desiree (Rusty) DeVega of Marion, Eric (Heidi) Wood of Marion, Jolene (Matt) Worth of Carmel, Stacey McAlister of Jonesboro and sixteen grandchildren.

He was united in marriage to Jane Wood. Jane preceded him in death in 1996.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Misty Jo Hower; a brother: Jack Hower and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with funeral service to follow visitation at 1:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Interment will be at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made out to National Kidney Foundation in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Chantell Burnau, Girlfriend
  • Nancy (Mark) Paul, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • Adam Hower, Son
  • Desiree (Rusty) DeVega, Stepdaughter & Son-In-Law
  • Eric (Heidi) Wood, Stepson & Daughter-In-Law
  • Jolene (Matt) Worth, Stepdaughter & Son-In-Law
  • Stacey McAlister, Stepdaughter
  • Donald & Dorothy (Beaty) Hower, Parents (deceased)
  • Jane (Wood) Hower, Wife (Deceased)
  • Misty Jo Hower, Daughter (deceased)
  • Jack Hower, Brother (deceased)
  • Sixteen grandchildren

    Preceded by two grandchildren

  • National Kidney Foundation


  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 12, 2021


Richard D. "Moose" Hower

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James Paul

February 16, 2021

I went to school with this man and more recently, he was my brother's brother in law. He will be missed by many.
Rest in peace Rich.

June Frederick

February 13, 2021

My Prayers goes out to the family, I knew Rich a lot of years, had a alot of fun & laugh with him. Rest in peace friend.

June Frederick

Terry Scher

February 12, 2021

To Richard's family and friends my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joshua Huffman

February 11, 2021

Canning green beans and applesauce, and playing monopoly! He was a good man who will be dearly missed ❤