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a. Note:   WWII 1930 US Census Missouri, Sullivan Co., Pleasant Hill. ED 106-18, SD 3, Sheet 3A. April 5, 1930. 48 51. Havens, E. Lon, head, rent, male, white, age 42, married at age 31, MO KY KS, farmer, general farm. Dillie E., wife, female, white, age 412, married at age 31, MO MO MO. Howard W., son, male, white, age 4 8/12, single, MO MO MO.
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  HOWARD WAYNE HAVENS: "Milan Standard,Milan,Mo.,11 June 1998 3/5/1" Howard Wayne Havens Howard Wayne Havens, 72 years of north Kansas City, MO was rushed to Liberty Hospital March 15th with cardiac arrest .Many tests,10 days later, told he had adenocarcinoma/lungs, liver and bones. Prayed for God's mercy and a miracle .Non-smoking and non-drinking man, he spent over 32 1/2 years with Rock Island Lines, as supervisory agent, and another 10 1/2 years. with Southern Pacific "Cotton Belt" always around train derailments and chemical spills. He was very brave with the pain, as his body could not tolerate the morphine and drugs. God called him home to eternal rest, very early on Easter Monday, April 13,1998. Private prayers and internment in Newcomers White Chapel Memorial Gardens, the following Friday. A memorial has been established at Holy Cross Lutheran (MO Synod) in Gladstone. The only son of Ernst Leon and Della Elizabeth (Elliott) Havens, Howard was born July 30,1925 in Sullivan Co. A baby sister, with red curls, five years older than he died several days after birth. He was devoted to the memory of his mother, Della, who died also of cancer, when he was quite young. He always referred to his mother Della, as his "Guardian Angel". He has gone now to be with her. His father "Lon" was gassed in France in World War I and his name was inscribed in the Liberty Memorial, down town Kansas City. He never permitted even beer in the home. Howard, a Navy veteran of World War II, received Honorable Battleship Discharge, after graduation from high school in 1943, enlisting at age 17 yrs., serving 33 months in Asiatic Pacific, battle of Okinawa and coasts of China and Japan. Later he was in the Navy Reserves. He attended Chillicothe Business College and hired out on the old Burlington Road. July 25,1948 he married the former Mary Lou DeVore, at altar of Centerville Church. His wife of 50 years survives. Also surviving is a daughter-the "Doll" Wayna Lynne and her husband, Tom Bante and two granddaughters, Tracy and husband J.David Yarbrough, and Teri Melissa Bante, all from Tennessee. Past Master and 40 yr .member in good standing of Steward Lodge 92, in Illinois, also O.E.S. and Kiwanis bonded treasurer for many years; Gate City Lodge 22 in MO; Agent in St.Louis from Carrie Ave., westward; President of Agents Assoc., both sides of Mississippi River in St.Louis and many other organizations. Each promotion brought another transfer and Howard served on every division except the southern. A busy, active life. His church and family meant everything to him and the love of reading a good book, instilled in him before entering grade school served him well. As the soft muted chimes from St.Andrew the Apostle, peal across the nativity grounds, my sorrow is complete-and Simeon still searches and waits--till we meet again--my beloved, God be with you.


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