Archive for Friday, May 7, 1993


May 7, 1993


Private family services will be held for Richard S. Howey, 90, Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Howey died Thursday, May 6, 1993, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1902, in Carthage, S.D., to T.W. and Etabel Morton Howey.

The family moved to California in 1909. Mr. Howey received college degrees from Harvard University, University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.

He began his college teaching career in 1929 at KU. He retired as a professor of economics in 1973. He served several terms as visiting professor of economics at the graduate business administration school at New York University.

Mr. Howey had an interest in economics books. In 1930, he became the library representative for KU's Department of Economics. He helped form "one of the world's great economics collections," according to a 1981 KU publication. A reading room was dedicated in his honor in Summerfield Hall.

He married Marion L. Dresser on June 18, 1941, in Leavenworth. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Susan L. Peter of Kansas City, Mo., and Judith E. Theis of Berryton; a son, Richard M., Flagstaff, Ariz.; a brother, Ralph T., Monrovia, Calif.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor nursing unit, in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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