Howard Andrew Theno

April 4, 1932May 7, 2018

Howard A. Theno, 86, of Basehor, passed away May 7, 2018 at home surrounded by family. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm, Friday, May 11th at Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112. Funeral services will be 10:30am, Saturday, May 12th at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairmount United Methodist Church or Interim Hospice. Howard was born April 4, 1932 in Basehor, Kansas to William and Caroline Theno. He graduated from Basehor High School, where he played for the basketball team. Howard married the love of his life, Jean VanTuyl on June 1, 1952. He was an active member of Fairmount United Methodist Church in Leavenworth, Kansas. Howard worked as a farmer and later owned his own home building company, Howard Theno and Son, for 36 years before his retirement in 1997. He taught wood-working for 4-H, enjoyed gardening, playing pitch with his monthly card group, watching the Royals and other sports, and traveling both in the US and abroad. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Caroline Theno; and his brother, Bill Theno. Howard is survived by his wife, Jean Theno of the home; his three children, Nancy Davis and husband Bill of Azle, Texas, Judy Rodina of Basehor, KS, and Jeff Theno and wife Stephanie of Basehor, KS; his six grandchildren, Jeanine Ratliff and husband Derrick, Kyle Davis and wife Jessica, Nick Rodina and wife Megan, Luke Rodina and wife Jonel, Brooke Ruegsegger and husband Jeremy, and Nicole Theno; his ten great-grandchildren, Andrew, Caroline and Cora Ratliff, Akadia and Samuel Davis, and Emma, Aidan, Isabel, Ida, and Ruth Rodina; as well as many other relatives and friends. Fond memories and condolences may be left for Howard at, as arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill – Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112.


  • William Theno, Father
  • Caroline Theno, Mother
  • Bill Theno, Brother
  • Jean Elizabeth Theno, Wife
  • Nancy Davis, Daughter
  • Bill Davis, Son-in-law
  • Judy Rodina, Daughter
  • Jeff Theno, Son
  • Stephanie Theno, Daughter-in-law
  • Jeanine Ratliff, Granddaughter
  • Derrick Ratliff, Grandson-in-law
  • Kyle Davis, Grandson
  • Jessica Davis, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Nick Rodina, Grandson
  • Megan Rodina, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Luke Rodina, Grandson
  • Jonel Rodina, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Brooke Ruegsegger, Granddaughter
  • Jeremy Ruegsegger, Grandson-in-law
  • Nicole Theno, Granddaughter
  • Andrew Ratliff, Great-grandson
  • Caroline Ratliff, Great-granddaughter
  • Cora Ratliff, Great-granddaughter
  • Akadia Davis, Great-granddaughter
  • Samuel Davis, Great-grandson
  • Emma Rodina, Great-granddaughter
  • Aidan Rodina, Great-grandson
  • Isabel Rodina, Great-granddaughter
  • Ida Rodina, Great-granddaughter
  • Ruth Rodina, Great-granddaughter

  • Nick Rodina
  • Luke Rodina
  • Kyle Davis
  • Derrick Ratliff
  • Ted Coble
  • Jeremy Ruegsegger

  • Fairmount United Methodist Church
  • Interim Hospice


  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

Howard Andrew Theno

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Don Mayberry

May 11, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Dad, I have nothing but kind and happy thoughts of him. I will miss his humor and prayer. I can't say enough to express my sorrow. God bless you and your family.

Rochelle G

May 9, 2018

Sending condolences to all of Howard's family. May the loving words at Philippians 4 verses 6 and 7 bring you comfort. The words at revelation 21 verse 4 bring you hope.