Belva June Howard

December 4, 1932October 15, 2020

Belva June Howard, 87, passed away October 15, 2020. She was born on December 4, 1932 in Graham, MO to Ralph and Juanita Patterson.

She was married to Arthur D. Howard for 52 years before his passing in 2003. Belva loved dogs and enjoyed gardening. She especially loved spending time with her grandsons and great-grandchildren.

Belva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur D. Howard; and her sisters Loretta Mills, Barbara Puett, and JoAnn Long.

She is survived by her sons, Bradford A. Howard (Cheryl) and Bryan D. Howard (Gale); grandsons, Nikolas A. Howard, Joshua D. Howard, Jared R. Howard, and Jacob A. Howard; 7 great-grandchildren; her sister, Juanita Vessar; brother, Leland Patterson; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, October 19, at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens, 25203 E US Hwy 50, Lees Summit, MO 64086. Family will visit with guests one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs or American Cancer Society


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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October 18, 2020

Teanne and I met Belva through our friends Bryan and Gale. Belva had that smile that always made a person feel warm and welcome. Our fondest memories of Belva were going to the Royals games. Belva would provide her commentary, like "here comes the twirler" when one of our Royals home run hitters would come to bat. Sure enough, that particular player would twirl the bat in an uncommon fashion, and usually didn't disappoint the fans with his performance!
Belva also provided us with a great supply of premium tomatoes.
Bryan would bring them to us and say "don't thank me, my mom provided these".
While we didn't see her often, when we did see her she was always a warm and kind person to us. We will miss her, and will always have those memories of Royals games and great home grown tomatoes!


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