Howard W. Rollins

December 9, 1955June 5, 2013
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Howard W. Rollins, 57, passed away June 5, 2013. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 9 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 10 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Howard was born December 9, 1955 in Batesville, Arkansas to Howard Burdett and Buna Mae Rollins. His family moved back and forth from Arkansas, but settled in the KC area after first grade. He graduated from Washington High School and earned an Associate’s degree from the Electronics Institute. Howard worked for the Square Shooter Candy Company for eighteen years, where he met and married his beloved wife Juanita Swearingen on March 22, 1980. He retired in 2008, after working for Weather Metrics as a technician for 16 years. They were members of the Haven Baptist Church. Howard was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 304, and received the Vigil Honor Member status in the Order of the Arrow. He also was very active in the Girl Scouts as an archery instructor and assistant leader. In his younger years, Howard played softball, and he loved watching sports of all kinds, especially wrestling and Nascar. He was very outdoorsy, enjoying hunting and fishing. Howard was a very talented woodworker and leatherworker, though after a few accidents, he lost portions of two fingers that he named “stubby and nubby.” His sense of humor was infectious and he enjoyed making everyone around him laugh. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Buna Rollins. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Juanita Rollins; his two children, Howard W. Rollins, II and Katrina Rollins as well as her fiancé, Ethan Moseman; close family friend, Christopher Mattox as well as many other friends and family.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 10, 2013

Howard W. Rollins

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carolyn deal

July 12, 2013

Thoughts and prayers are with the family for peace and comfort...RIP Howard

Dorothy Trent

July 12, 2013

My thoughts are with you my sisters sister. Praying for Katrina and Howie. May the Peace of Christ be with you.

Ann & Zach Brough

June 10, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Graves & King Family

June 9, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Your memories of this wonderful man will sustain you. Our prayers are with you.

Susan Preston

June 9, 2013

Howie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly what you are going through since we just had the memorial service for my father today. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Gene Adams

June 9, 2013

Howie, so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you and the family.
Gene & Carol Adams

Ella Mae Luttrell-sickman

June 8, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Pam Lee

June 8, 2013

Juanita, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and the kids will be in my prayers. Such a good man who loved his family so much. All my love.

Monica & Victor Clarke

June 8, 2013

May his soul and the souls of all faithful departed, rest in peace and through the mercy of the living God, rise in Glory.

Juanita, Howard, Katrina, and family may you find comfort in the precious memories that you hold of a loving husband and father.

With sympathy and understanding as you mourn the loss of a loved one

Katrina Harrell

June 7, 2013

We are praying for you, Katrina, and little Howard. We send all our love.

Katrina Harrell and family